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.”
If you and your family are looking to get on the right track and eat healthier snacks , I would highly recommend Newman’s Own Organics. This company is the brand I always go to first when purchasing snacks for my own family. It’s been a wonderful go to especially when my own family decided to turn over a new leaf and eat organic a few years ago and since then, the company has released even more great tasting snacks.
My recommendation on what to try first in their snack line is difficult because each of their products are equally tasty. I would say it depends on your own personal snacking preference! I received a box of snacks a few weeks ago to sample and share my thoughts upon. I encourage you to take our thoughts into consideration and decide what you think you and your own family would like to try! Read carefully as there will be a giveaway at the end of this post that you can sign up for. You’ll have a chance to try four of the products I mention here that you so choose!
The Royal Tea: The Royal Tea comes in two flavors, organic black and organic green. There are several sizes available 100 count and 40 count. The tea bags are individually wrapped so storing them elsewhere or taking a bag or two on the go can be done easily. I found the flavor of each very good. The black tea I especially like with its rich and robust flavor.There was no staleness or need to add an extra bag for a stronger taste. There was no bitter after taste either. Each of the flavors of tea tasted good whether served hot or cold! There are staples in the teabags so don’t zap it in the microwave!
Wheat Free and Dairy Free Fig Newmans: If you have diet restriction to wheat and dairy, these are a good alternative. My daughter age 5 that typically doesn’t like fig newtons did not say no to these nor did my son age 3! I found the fig newmans to be just a little dry but the kids kept asking for m0re! I didn’t dislike the taste at all. I’m up for trying these again, maybe we got an older batch. I’m not sure since I didn’t check the expiration date. Overall a good flavor but the texture was a bit to dry for my liking though having them with tea helped.
Pretzels • High Protein & Honey Wheat Mini Salted Thins: These pretzels did not last long at all in our house. My favorites are the honey wheat flavor as there’s just the right amount of sweet and salty! The high protein pretzels though not sweet were also good! We ate the pretzels as is but these would also be good for use in other recipes for crust, trail type mixes, and more! A great snack if you are dieting just make sure to limit how many you eat because I know I could go through one bag easily at one sitting!
Cinammon Graham Alaphabet Cookies: Not just tasty but fun for letter practice too. My kids loved these cookies. I like that the cookies come in a resealable bag. The cookies taste delicious and have a sorta home baked flavor to them! There is just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar making the sweetness not overpowering. Flavor and texture is good. I’ll be getting these again to let the kids snack on as well as using them when decorating up my baked goods with the need to spell words arises!
Dried Fruit: Apricots/Cranberries: When I don’t have my own dried fruit on hand, I will most certainly opt for Newmans! I had no idea my kids liked apricots till they tried the dried kind! I just had to make sure I refrigerated them after opening as stated on the bag. The fruit though dried was moist and packed a lot of flavor. The cranberries I was sent I’ve been using in baked goods and just eating handfuls as is!
Super Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa & Mocha Milk Chocolate Bars: There really nothing negative I can say about these chocolate bars. They are both good and if you like a stronger taste to your chocolate I say go for the Super Dark Chocolate bar. If you like a lighter creamy chocolate taste the mocha milk chocolate as a fabulous choice. I always have one or two of the six different flavored Newman’s chocolate bars in my pantry!
Newman’s Own Organics Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil: These products I use on nearly everything. I spritz them over fruit, salad, meats! It’s amazing how a little bit can pack a whole lot of flavor! If you are pan frying, sauteing, or needing just to turn something a bit flat into a more tasteful offering, I recommend giving each a go! There’s a whole lot of opportunity to be had in preparing meals for your family!
Chocolate cups in Raspberry & Peanut butter : I’ll state that these did not last long in our home. We all felt that they were the perfect blend of chocolate as well as the filling that was in the center. I especially loved the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I felt the chocolate wasn’t overly sweet and the peanut butter tasted very natural (no weird grainy after taste at all!). My kids loved both but were bigger fans of the raspberry filled cups! They were quite surprised after having just the peanut butter ones to bite into a raspberry filled one! We highly recommend them if you are looking for a healthy chocolate snack!
You can learn more about this company here: http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.php
Interested in Purchasing? I would recommend checking your local grocery store for these products but know you can also find these products on Amazon.com for a great deal!
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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.