NEWMAN’S OWN® ORGANICS GOES BEYOND SNACK FOODS
When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehan started Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation® in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food.
“Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan,” says Nell. “It really says a lot about us. We’ve seen in recent years that people want to know more about the food they eat, not just how many calories a product contains. It’s becoming more important to them how ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocers’ shelf. Once people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged`health‘ foods, we feel they’ll seek them out.”
My family has leaned toward eating better and really pushed the bar this year. I know a lot of people think eating healthier isn’t very fun because often the myth is that healthier usually taste bad and then they’d have to give up foods and snacks that they love. Well people might have to give up a few things they love but it’s good to know that there are many great alternatives and companies out there that don’t sacrifice on flavor or selection. In fact, one of the brands I am talking about today has been our favorite since we took the plunge.
Newmans Organics was kinda enough to send my family and I a box of some of their snack products to share our thoughts upon here on my blog. Their generosity impressed me in a huge way and you can imagine the squeals that came from both my kids when they saw what had arrived!
Newmans Organics has lots of different types of snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, cookies, chocolates, mints, licorice, fig bars, alphabet cookies, dried fruit, and the list goes on. Trying to pick a favorite has been nearly impossible! But I will say each member of my family totally does favor different things over others for different reasons!
Let’s talk about the Newmans Organic Chocolate! Yes, as a mom and women I tend to crave and constantly need to have my pantry stocked with chocolate! And I’ll will vouch that once you’ve had the really good stuff that’s hard to accept anything less than the best. So my favorite Newmans Organic snack is the chocolate cups in every flavor! The flavors I tried where dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peppermint, caramel, and of course peanut butter. I found the chocolate to be rich, smooth and very savoring. It really was hard to share them with anyone else! Each came as three cups per 1.2 ounce package.
Some easy to take along snacks I love are the boxed raisins! My son loves these with a passion as well as the Fig Newmans! We recently went to the zoo and having these to keep him preoccupied between meals was a win win! The pretzels went over well with my kids and then there was the popcorn! The popcorn was super delicious and I loved that it was plain meaning I could control the amount of butter and salt that went on it before I served it to my family!
Now a snack we all tend to love at eat daily by Newman’s Organics is their creme filled cookies! These cookies mimic other known cookies such as Oreos but in my opinion these are way better tasting! We’ve always been able to find these in every flavor at our local grocer too. Flavors these are available in are ginger, double chocolate, mint, and I think regular chocolate with white filling. We eat these alone and sometimes crush them up to make other desserts! They are totally fab on ice cream too.
Other favorites were the Original Family Cookies which come in resealable bags perfect for traveling! Mints which are in really pretty illustrated tins, and their licorice which is super tasty and comes in unique flavors (just be careful because little kids can get really sticky with theseand they are super addictive even for adults!).
Overall we were very happy and quite satisfied by all the snacks we were able to try out! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these and now we know of a few more that we’ll be happy to stock our pantry with!
You can learn more about this company here: http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.php
Newmans Own Organics is generously providing a prize pack to one winner. The winner will receive four of our favorite items and some more surprise items!
Prize Pack will include: Newman Chocolate Creme Filled Cookies, Fig Newmans, Hermits, and the Popcorn!
Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.