Newman’s Own Organics has added Hermits, an old-fashioned soft cookie, to its popular cookie line. The cookies are available in three flavors: Original, Cinnamon, and Ginger. The 9 oz. package with the familiar Nell and “Pa” Newman logo contain twelve cookies. The girls loved the raisin cinnamon taste to these. They were also soft. These were gone the first day out of box, if that tells you anything. Definately good for the younger crowd for snack time. Family Recipe Cookies, with their attractive, eye-catching new look include the familiar favorites Chocolate Chip, Orange Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Chip cookies, along with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (7 oz.), Ginger Snap (6.5 oz.) and now Spelt Ginger Snap (6.5oz). Like all of Newman’s Own Organics’ products the Family Recipe Cookies have been certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Even the baby loved the cookies. Yes we are bad…but with them being organic I didn’t think was too bad. She loved sucking on them. Her faves were the oatmeal chocolate chip. They were great as she is teething.

A New SOUR Twist To Our Licorice Line! Newman’s Own Organics introduces the first sour licorice twist made with organic ingredients. Licorice twists are the most popular kind of licorice candy and the organic sugar and sour crystals, derived from natural citrus sources, on the surface of the twists provides the special taste for our four tantalizing new flavors: Sour Strawberry, Sour Cherry, Sour Mango and Sour Apple. With the popularity of our regular twists in Black, Strawberry, and Pomegranate, we felt our customers would also enjoy the chance to try these sour ones that offer a different taste experience. Sour Strawberry was my favorite!! I could not stop eating these. I finally had to get up and walk away. Very yummy! My oldest son loved the sour mango and ate the whole package!

Pop’s Corn comes in three organic varieties: Butter Light Butter Unsalted Each box contains three packets and is easily identifiable with the eye-catching design used on all the company’s products, an American Gothic “Pa” Newman and daughter Nell with accompanying tongue-in-cheek legend. Pop’s Corn features organic corn and organic palm oil. Consumers concerned about fat consumption will appreciate that no partially hydrogenated oils or trans fatty acids are used. “We feel our popcorn is terrific on its own, but it is also perfect for adding favorite ingredients” states Nell Newman. “Try adding a little sour cream and onion or Cajun spice. You can make a tasty treat by adding a little of Dad’s Ranch Dressing or even nacho cheese with chilies. For a real healthy addition try garlic salt and Brewer’s yeast. It’s fun for family members to make and enjoy together. I certainly have good memories of doing this.” Like all of Newman’s Own Organics products, Pop’s Corn has been certified organic by Oregon Tilth. So, the popcorn I got to test out on our jr high youth from church. We had a get together and I used this. Teens are sooo picky so I thought with this being organic that I might get some complaints. The only thing I heard from 1 teen out of 15 was she wanted more butter. 1 teen!! So in my humble opinion these are teen certified yummy! Nell Newman, a confirmed chocoholic, can’t go too long without dreaming up uses for the company’s luscious, new organic chocolate. With three cups per 1.2 ounce package, there are five flavors to choose from: Peanut Butter in Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate, a delicious Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cup and a rich Caramel cup rounding out the selection in either Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate. All five carry Rainforest Alliance Certification. Both Caramel cups carry the USDA Seal. “I couldn’t resist recreating a favorite childhood treat. Our cups have a wonderfully creamy, melt-in-your mouth texture,” says Nell. We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids. We take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients. Newman’s Own Organics has made a commitment with the launch of our new chocolate bars and cups to pay a premium above and beyond the current market price for Certified Organic Cocoa Beans that is tied to the Fair Trade market price of Organic Cocoa Beans. So as much as I didn’t want to share these cups, I did….I hid the mint ones though. Mint candies are a weakness of mine. The caramel was dripping with tasty goodness. Plenty of caramel, they were not stingy. The peanut butter ones were great too! We don’t keep a lot of snacks and candies around the house so these were met with true excitement! Loved every bite!

“I can’t resist chocolate and we’re always looking for the best source of organic cocoa beans,” says Nell Newman, co-founder and president of the company. “The chocolate used in these bars is some of the best we’ve ever come across. Carefully selected organic cocoa beans and other fine ingredients were used to produce a line of chocolate with richer flavors and a creamy, smooth texture. In recognition of this exceptional product, we are paying a premium above and beyond the market price for organic cocoa beans.” The chocolate bars will be available in two sizes: 3.25-ounce and 2.25-ounce, in the following flavors: Dark Chocolate Super Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa – NEW! Ok so I have to be honest that I do not like dark chocolate at all. But, my husband encouraged me to try this anyway for my review. So I have to say, it did not taste like most dark chocolates. Most dark chocolate, in my opinion, is bitter. This still had a bit of bitter but for some reason tasted better. Possibly from the organic side. I would be ok with eating this again. My daughter who loves dark chocolate loved it and wanted more…had to tell her it was gone. Mocha Milk Chocolate – NEW! Milk Chocolate The Chocolate in this one was creamy and very smooth. Some chocolate bars are hard bricks. This was not. It was broken down into 6 pieces. Each piece has an N in a cirle on it. I loved the bars and savored every bite. Definately a great treat for you moms who hoard your treats. (yes I do that)

Espresso Dark Chocolate Orange Dark Chocolate I wanted to say since the the only thing in the box I do not like is the apricots. Since I do not like apricots, but wanted to make sure I posted a review properly, I gave these to my co-blogger Nicole Bass. Here is her review: Newman’s Own Organic Apricots

Newman’s Own Organics® introduces 3 new items to our line of organic dried fruits! In addition to our current stars Raisins, Cranberries, and Pitted Prunes, we now have Apples, Apricots and a Berry Blend. The dried fruit line is 100% organic and contains no sulfites. “We are proud to partner with U.S. Certified Organic Farmers and Processors whose commitment to organic practices makes these wonderful dried fruits available to you. Purchasing our organic products supports their efforts,” states Nell Newman, Co-founder and President of Newman’s Own Organics. Dried fruits have gone beyond their traditional roles and are now replacing high-fat, high-sugar snacks and drinks. Prunes, once thought of only for the older set, are being touted for their high antioxidant qualities; second only to blueberries. Raisins, always a treat, have made the leap from the lunch box and oven to trail mix, granola, and other mixed snacks. Cranberries are not just for holiday sauce anymore. They add zip to fruit salads and stuffings, are tossed into mixed snacks, are baked into muffins, breads, and cookies, or, like the others, are perfect for eating alone. Apricots are a healthy, delicious treat right out of the package. Or, try adding them to yogurt, cereal, salad, or desserts. All can be used to add a special flavor to today’s ethnic recipes and family favorites, as well as continuing to be a staple for bakers. DRIED FRUITS Varieties: Raisins, Prunes, Dried Cranberries, Apples, Apricots, Berry Blend Ingredients: Raisins: Organic Raisins Prunes: Organic Prunes Dried Cranberries: Organic Cranberries, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil Apples: Dried Organic Apple Rings Apricots: Dried Organic Apricots Berry Blend: Organic Raisins, Dried Organic Cranberries(Organic Cranberries, Organic Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil), Dried Organic Blueberries, (Organic Blueberries, Organic Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil), Dried Organic Red Tart Cherries (Organic Red Tart Cherries, Organic Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil) Nutritional Facts: Serving Size � 1/4c. (40g) Raisins: Calories 130 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 10mg, Potassium 310mg, Total Carbohydrates 31g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 29g), Protein 1g Prunes: Calories 110 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 5mg, Total Carbohydrates 26g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 13g), Protein 1g Dried Cranberries: Calories 130 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 34g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 31g), Protein 0g Apples: Calories 120 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Potassium 240mg, Total Carbohydrates 29g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 22g), Protein 0g Apricots: Calories 110 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 25g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 15g), Protein 1g Berry Blend: Calories 120 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 5mg, Total Carbohydrates 31g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 25g), Protein 1g Review:

We had the opportunity to try and review Paul Newman’s Organic Apricots. I have to say I was very impressed with the quality of these fruits. They were fresh and moist and package is bright and eye catching and now that I am familiar with the product I have seen it on the shelf at my local Hy-Vee. I enjoyed the taste and the freshness of the Paul Newman’s Organic Apricots. I would be interested in trying the other fruits by this company as well.

You can find Paul Newman’s Own Organic Apricots at: (Local) or look up your area on their website at ‘s Pantry 19019 E. 48th St. South Independence, MO 64055 301 NE Rice Rd. Lees Summit, MO 64063 Market 1015 N.E. Rice Road. Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 525-5700

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