Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway!!




 Last year, right about this time i won a blog giveaway for a product of choice from Newman's Own Organics. i picked the Espresso Dark Chocolate bar, which i totally intended to hid from my family and not share at all. tee hee.  The owner of the blog that i had won on had found my blog through my contest entry and read the post about our house fire.  She then shared our story with the folks at Newman's Own Organic.

i received a very kind letter from the folks at Newman's and a generous offer to send snacks for the entire family, rather than just the normal giveaway prize, because they were saddened by our story. i admit i was quite blown away that a large and well known company like Newman's Own Organics would take the time to write a personal email and show such kindness.

Newman's Own Organics was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide. What an amazing company! 

i was recently back in touch with Newman's Own Organics and was given the opportunity to review some of their fantastic products and host a giveaway for my readers!


When we received the box...WOW! We were sent an amazing selection to sample.  Many folks are unaware of the variety that Newman's Own organic offers. We were sent an assortment of pretzels, dried fruits, cookies, licorice, chocolates and mints. i was pretty amazed by the selection. My family spent a couple weeks sampling the different products and tried to narrow it  down to our top 4 favorites. It was difficult, they are all delicious!  i had everyone in the family choose their favorite.



i admit it was really hard picking a favorite! i chose the Hermits as my favorite because they are a bit unusual. They are soft, spicy, chewy molasses and raisins cookies. They are quite addictive and are made with real ingredients!

     “Hermits were a family favorite when I was growing up,” say Nell Newman, co-founder and president of the company. “Our recipe, which is based on one we used to make at home, is filled with our delicious organic raisins and sweetened with organic molasses. These spicy, chewy cookies are said to have originated in Colonial New England. One theory is that hermits were named for their long keeping qualities—better when hidden away like a hermit for several days. I doubt if these will last long enough to hide.”

Kenan's favorite is the Espresso Dark Chocolate bar. It's smooth, creamy and made with organic ingredients and grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal guarantees that the cocoa in our Signature Series was grown on farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainable farming, protecting soil, waterways and wildlife habitat as well as the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.  The Espresso Dark chocolate is definitely one of my favorites too, and all the products in their chocolate line are fantastic. 

My boy chose the original Newman O's as his favorite pick.  These creme filled cookies are perfect for dunking in milk!  You can check out the ingredients here. These come in several delicious flavors like mint, peanut butter, chocolate creme, ginger and they even have a wheat free variety!  My boy loved the original, but i really loved the chocolate creme and was pleasantly surprised by the ginger creme! i didn't get a chance to sample the peanut butter, but i think they would be a favorite and i'm now on the look out for them. You really can't go wrong with any of these, they are so good!

My girl chose the sour strawberry licorice. She definitely has the biggest sweet tooth in the family. She loved all of the licorice flavors, except the black licorice (does anyone actually like black licorice?). The sour flavors are definitely her favorite, although she said they are really not very sour, just very sweet and delicious!  The licorice are made with organic ingredients, and most of the flavors contain elderberry extract and fruit juice concentrate. 

All of Newman’s Own® Organics’ products meet all the requirements of the USDA’s National Organic Program. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have also met the USDA’s organic standards.

You can check the store locator to find out where you can purchase Newman's Own Organics.

One lucky winner is going to receive  my four favorite products from Newman's Own Organics including the Hermits, Newman O's, Espresso Dark chocolate bar and a pack of sour licorice. 


To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway will end on  3/31/14. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. 

A huge Thank you to Newman's Own Organics for sponsoring this giveaway and offering this fantastic prize.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: i was sent a box of Newman's Own Organic products to review. This review is 100% my opinion. i was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

69 comments:

  1. All the Newman's stuff sounds fantastic! I didnt know they had so many different things! My personal fav. are the peanut butter cups!

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  2. I'd like to try the hermits most!

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  3. The orange dark chocolate sounds good.

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  4. We love Newman's products in my house. Would love the opportunity to try some new items of theirs!

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  5. I love so many Newman's things, but one I have not tried is the licorice! I'm with Sage.....sounds yummy.

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  6. Wow. Sounds amazing. I am really impressed with the quality of the products that you have described. I didn't realize they had so many different types of products. I've only ever seen the salad dressing at the store. :) I will be looking for more to try.

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  7. I just found out that the reason I have never seen it is because it isn't sold anywhere near me. I used the store locator and found the nearest place is over 25 miles away. Well, I guess I'm going to be making a trip to Whole Foods in Sarasota sometime soon.

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  8. I would like to try the Hermits.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. What a fantastic company. Some companies never cease to amaze me how personal they can get and supportive of their fellow man. Definitely makes me want to support that company more than I already do..

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  10. I'd most like the pretzel rods.
    they are a hot with all family members.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  11. I'd love to try their coffee! I had no idea they even had any!

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  12. Newman-O's, starting with peanut butter and then each of the other flavors :)

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  13. I didn't realize how many different items they make! I am excited to try them all :)

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  14. I'd love to try the Fig Newmans

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  15. My family loves newman-os! But that licorice sounds great. We also love their pretzels! :)

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  16. I would love to try their Signature Chocolate bars...I didn't realize they made those!!

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  17. Gosh they look good. I'm an Australian resident so don't qualify to enter. But just thought I'd virtually drool all the same. ;)

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  18. I want to try their licorice!! I love their figs and O's

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  19. I'd like to try the Dark Chocolate bars!

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  20. Well, of course I want to try EVERYTHING! I love Newman's Own!

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  21. I would like to try their Alphabet Cookies!

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  22. Yes, I actually like black licorice.

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  23. I would most like to try the Café Almond Biscotti coffee.

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  24. I learned that they use plastic instead of more eco-friendly packaging so they don't have to use preservatives to have shelf life.

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  25. i would like to try the mocha milk chocolate

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  26. Carmel chocolate cup sounds amazing!! YUM!!

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  27. I'd love to try Newman's Own Organic Chicken & Brown Rice canned cat food.

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  28. I was surprised to learn that the Newman's Own brand even carried cat food.

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  29. Love to try the Fig Newman's or the licorice!

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  30. I'd love to try Newman's Own Café Almond Biscotti coffee! Sounds delicious!

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  31. I was happy to see that Newman's Own pet treats are are made in Canada using ingredients sourced in North America. They don't import any ingredients from China.

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  32. I've loved all the Newman's Own products I've ever had the chance to try. I would love to try the Newman’s Special Blend Coffee!

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  33. I learned that the organic palm oil Newman's Own Organics uses is certified according to the standards of Pro Forest.

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  34. I would love to try the Newman's Own Organics Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

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  35. I learned that it was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001.

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  36. I had no idea they had so many products. That looks amazing.

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  37. I would most like to try the Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

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  38. I like that they have a new Pet Food Frequent Buyer Program.

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  39. I'd like to try the Organic dried fruit(Apricots).

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  40. I'd love to try the Fig Newmans.

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  41. I learned that the front of each product features an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in appropriate costume with an accompanying legend on the package.

    [Also, I was unable to log in to Google Friend Connect to follow you. I tried numerous times today and searched for a solution but did not find one. I also couldn't log in last week when I tried to follow a different blog. Perhaps there's a problem with GFC?]

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  42. Have been wondering about these since I saw them on my grocer' s shelf...would love to win as my hubby loves fig Newton but I hate the hfcs in them!

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  43. I would love to try their coffee!

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  44. Mmmm....I want to get my hands on some of those Hermits.

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  45. I really like and respect their social responsibility and commitment to healthy, quality ingredients.

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  46. I'd love the Sour Apple Licorice! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  47. The Caramel Chocolate cups look so good - Jenna O

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  48. I'd like to try their Vanilla Caramel coffee!

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  49. What an awesome thing for a company to do - dang...now I want a chocolate bar!!

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  50. I would love tovtry their super dark chocolate bar

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  51. I learned that they sell pet food and have a program for frequent buyers of their pet food.

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  52. I want to try all the dressings, and from this box, the peanut butter cups and the chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies.

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  53. I would love to try the Hermit's! They sound amazing!!!

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  54. I really think the hermits sound so good. I would love to try them!

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  55. the dark chocolate bar... yummm...

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  56. I would love to try the Chocolate!

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  57. I like the selection-there is a lot to choose from!

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  58. I would like to try their pretzels

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