Saturday, April 26, 2014

Newman's Own Organics

As many of you know, I have been on a mission to introduce better, healthier, food options into mine and my family's life. One issue we have ran into is that we are all snackers. When it comes to organic snacks, the options are limited and usually, unfortunately, can be rather bland and unsatisfying. Thankfully, we recently discovered Newman's Own Organics. They offer great tasting, organic snacks that make both my tummy and conscience happy! Not only did I approve, but so did my husband, father, and children. Finding snacks that we all like can be hard, if not impossible.


My children and I are avid dried fruit eaters. They are a sweet snack that is easy to take on the go and keeps messes to a minimum. We love our dried fruit. Most dried fruit has a crunchy, light texture that softens as you chew it. These fruits are soft to begin with. They are closer to the consistency of the actual fruit. All of these were wonderfully flavorful and I especially like that the cranberries and raisins are juicier than most. It makes them great additions to oatmeal, cereal, and even baked goods! The apples were a total win with the children. They were chewy, flavorful, and easy for their little hands to hold. 


Pretzels are a go-to snack in my house. Everyone loves them and I like that I can get a salty snack without the calorie intake of potato chips. They are also easy for little hands to grab and snack on. The Salted Rounds aren't shaped like normal pretzels, instead they have a 'N' enclosed in a circle, representing a 'N' and 'O' for Newman's Own Organics. These all had a great flavor. They also weren't overly salty, which I appreciate. I am one of those weird people that dislike salt and order most food with no salt when out (even french fries!). These pretzels will definitely become a staple in out pantry!


Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! I love cookies. 9 times out of 10 I want a sweet snack, not salty and cookies always hit the spot. The first cookie we tried were the Hermits. These were awesomely soft and slightly spicy. Raisins and a soft, gingery cookie make these a fabulous snack! The Fig Newmans have been a hit with the children. They have always loved fig cookies and these were no exceptions. Momma even liked these, which is rare for fruit cookies. Now the Newman-O's and Ginger-O's are wonderfully fabulous. The Ginger-O's were snatched up by my husband and father before I could even object. I did sneak a few, and I agree with their greediness. The are great! Lightly spiced and the cream added a little sweetness. Now the Newman-O's were Momma's favorite of these. They were chocolaty and sweet and don't even get me started on the mint ones! Oh my goodness, they were just great! Mint and chocolate were made for each other. Dare I say, I liked these more than Oreos? It may be blasphemy to some, but I did! 


Did you think we were done with the cookies? Never! My favorite out of this bunch were the Orange Chocolate Chip. Do you know those chocolate oranges that come out during the holidays? Yep! These are those in cookie form. Momma horded these and I have no shame! They are just fantastic. Chocolaty citrus flavor encased in a crunchy cookie. So good! The children were partial to the Chocolate Alphabet cookies and my father snatched up the Ginger Snaps. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies were great as well. I have always loved that combination. The Chocolate Chip cookies were awesome. Crunchy and chocolaty. The perfect cookie snack!  


The only combination better than chocolate and mint is chocolate and peanut butter. I love all kinds of chocolate. If I could live off of just chocolate, I would. No joke. It has always been my weakness. Milk, white, dark. I love it all. I really love the chocolate used in all of these cups. It is soft, sweet, and a perfect match for the flavored centers. I have never had a dark chocolate peanut butter cup and I am starting to wonder why. They are great and compliment the peanut butter fabulously. What is better than dark chocolate? SUPER dark chocolate. Any chocolate lover needs to get their hands on it. It is especially great with a sweet, raspberry center. These cups are any chocolate lovers dream!


To stay on the topic of chocolate, let's talk about chocolate bars! The flavors we got were: Super Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, and Orange Dark Chocolate. All of these were great! My favorite was the Espresso Dark Chocolate. The coffee flavor was great with the dark chocolate. My dad really liked the Super Dark chocolate and my husband was partial to the milk chocolate. All of these had a great texture that was perfect for a late night chocolate craving fix. Organic chocolate just tastes better than all of that other stuff found on shelves. You can't beat it!


Who doesn't love licorice? It is just a great chewy snack! The flavors we tried were: Strawberry, Black, Pomegranate, Sour Strawberry, Sour Mango, Sour Apple, and Sour Cherry. I loved the Pomegranate licorice. It actually tasted like pomegranate. The thing I most liked about these is that they actually tasted like the fruits. They were not overly sweet or artificial tasting at all. The sour flavors, weren't overly sour, which I liked. I have never been a huge fan of sour flavors. Everyone in the house liked all of these. They are delightfully chewy and crammed full of fruity flavor!


The last items we tried were the mints. We received four flavors: Peppermint, Wintergreen, Hot Cinnamon, and Ginger. I really like these, with the exception of the Ginger. I am not a huge ginger fan but my dad and husband ate these up fast. The cinnamon was actually really nice and had a great kick to them. The Peppermint and Wintergreen were my favorites. They weren't over sweet or overly minty. It was a nice balance of the two. Not only were these good, but look at the tins they come in! Aren't they adorable? I love the artwork on them!

I am pleasantly surprised by Newman's Own Organics and will continue to turn to them for all of the natural, organic snack needs! Be sure to check out their website and see everything they offer! Follow them on Facebook as well! Come back here though because it is giveaway time! One lucky winner will receive a prize pack of my four favorite snacks: Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Ginger-O's and Salted Rounds pretzels. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Open to US residents, 18 years and older.

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Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

65 comments:

  1. We would enjoy the butter flavor Pop's Corn. We are all really big popcorn fans.

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  2. we would really enjoy the family recipe cookies.

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  3. I want to try the Newman's Own Peanut Butter Cookies. I hear that they are delicious!

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  4. We'd enjoy the Ginger-O's! Yum!

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  5. We would enjoy the Alphabet Cookies

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  6. This is hard probably the ginger O'S

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  7. The peanut butter cups have my mouth watering!

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  8. Definitely the Orange Chocolate chip cookies

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  9. Wow! What an Awesome giveaway of Paul Newman products! That is so fun! Someone really lucky will be so thrilled to win this! I hope it is me!

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  10. The salt pretzel rounds sound good and I would love to try them!

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  11. stephanie scales campbellApril 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    the peanut butter cups

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  12. I would like to try Newman's Own Organic Microwave Popcorn.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. Ginger O's!!! Thank you so much for such a great giveaway!!

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  14. We would enjoy the Light Butter organic microwave popcorn.

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  15. the dried apple looks very tasty!

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  16. We love peanut butter cups at my house! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  17. We would like the buttered flavor Pop's Corn.

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  18. It would be a tough call, but who can resist chocolate?!?

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  19. amy guillaume lindermanMay 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    the ginger-o's would appeal to my family

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  20. I love Orange and chocolate, so the Orange chocolate chip cookies

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  21. The chocolate! Our whole family would LOVE the chocolate :)

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  22. I would enjoy the peppermint cups the most, while my husband and son would probably enjoy the pretzels (they enjoy salt a little more than I do!)

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  23. My family would Love the Peanut Butter cups.

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  24. I like the peanut butter cups!

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  25. The Chocolate Bars yum!

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  26. I think my family would enjoy the cookies :)

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  27. I'd love the Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies the most.

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  28. I love peanut butter so I want to try the Newman's Own Peanut Butter Cookies

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  29. salted round pretzals justina justice

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  30. Peppermint cups would be our fav. - Jen H

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  31. i would love to try the caramel cups

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  32. lee mckoen My family would love the pretzels and cookies

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  33. christie lopanecMay 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    we'd love the peanut butter cups

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  34. we would like the chocolate cups

    joe gersch

    joebissy@mail.com

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  35. I would love to try the Peanut Butter Cups.

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  36. Any of the chocolate things because I am a chocolate addict!

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  37. I'd like to try the Mocha Milk Chocolate bar

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  38. Newman's Own Peanut Butter Cookies.

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  39. Newman's Own Peanut Butter Cookies.

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  40. We would enjoy the Low Fat Fig Newmans!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I'd love their Peanut Butter Cups.

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  42. THE HINT OF MINT COOKIES WOULD BE MY HOUSEHOLD FAVORITE :)

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  43. We would enjoy the milk chocolate bars.

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  44. the ginger o's and peanut butter cups :)

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  45. the ginger o's and peanut butter cups :)

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  46. Orange chocolate cookies sound divine! thanks for the chance.

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  47. I would love the peanut butter cups!

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  48. I think the Peanut Butter in Dark Chocolate cups would be the big hit.



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  49. My kids would love the dried apples.

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  50. Awesome give away, my kids would love any of it!

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  51. We would most enjoy the chocolate chip cookies.

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  52. We would love the chocolate caramel cups!

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  53. We would enjoy the chocolate caramel cups!

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  54. I would like to try the salted pretzels rounds

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  55. I think we would love the orange chocolate chip cookies

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  56. The fig newtons look fantastic
    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  57. Michelle HarasewiczMay 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    My family would most enjoy the pretzels.

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