Thursday, May 27, 2010

Newman's Own Organics Review

I have been sooo busy!  I just returned home from a trip to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois to find an apartment for August.  I went with my parents, which was very helpful since this will be my first apartment!  I've been living in the dorms previously and am so ready to make the move to apartment living :-).

Right before I left for my trip I received a free box of Newman's Own Organics products to sample and review with my family.  I was soo excited when I found it sitting on our front porch!

Newman's Own Organics "was established as a division of Newman’s Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. Paul Newman has given over $200 million to thousands of charities worldwide since 1982."  They're sooo generous!

Their website boasts that they provide:

"'Great tasting food that happens to be organic.' (That's what we kept in mind when we created our products.) We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients."

The following are the products my parents and I have tried so far:

Champion Chip Cookies: Chocolate Chocolate Chip

Me: 8.5 of 10 - Rich chocolate flavor with nice chocolate chunks.  Smooth and soft, but it does dissolve a bit too fast in the mouth for my liking.

Dad: 8 of 10 - Nice real chocolate flavor.  Cookie melted away from chocolate chips though and was like a dry powder.

Mom: 8.5 of 10 - Good mix of soft and crunchy at first.  Good flavor and chocolate chips.  There was a powdery aftertaste that reminded me of cake batter.

Alphabet Cookies: Chocolate

Me: 9.5 of 10 - Crispy and crunchy with a nice texture that reminds me of chocolate teddy grahams.  I really enjoyed the rich chocolate flavor.

Dad: 7 of 10 - Like an oreo cookie without the filling - boring.  Too crunchy for my liking.

Mom: 10 of 10 - Good serving size.  Loved the crunch, and the chocolate taste was great!

Also, both of these packages had nice sticky seals.  Unfortunately, they only stuck for a few closings and then lost their stickiness.  It's better than nothing though!

Hermits: Cinnamon

Me: 8.5 of 10 - Great huge raisins but a few too many for my liking.  Cute crystalized sugar sprinkled on top, but could have done without since the cookies are very sweet already.  The cookie reminded me of a fig newton with a rich molasses and cinnamon flavor.  Very soft and chewy.


Me: 9 of 10 - Crispy, fairly strong ginger cookie with a smooth and sweet creme center. 

Mom: 10 of 10 - Awesome!  Crunchy, great ginger taste.  Creme is good, but don't need it.

So far, we have mixed feelings on the products.  Some are amazing and others are good, but not spectacular.  Still, overall we've been pleased with this company and their products.  More reviews will be coming too!

Here are some recent meals I've had too:


Salad with cut up pork chop and salsa:

Salad with soy hot dog and salsa:

Now I need to go do my free weight training since I wasn't able to do much exercise during my recent trip to Illinois.


  1. I haven’t tried any of the Newman’s Own products….but I’m dying to! I am scared they are $$$. But for a once in awhile treat, why not? I’m anxious to see what you think of the rest of the products!

    And congrats on finding an apartment – how exciting! You know what this means, right? SEVERAL trips to Target will be in order. :-)

  2. Congrats on your new apartment!!!! this is really exciting =)

    I loved your reviews, esp because your familia joined in

  3. Yep, several trips to Target will definitly be in order for me new apartment! I'm also going to try my luck at some garage sales ;-).

    And Newman's Own Organics can be pricey since I've mostly seen them sold at food coops and natural food stores. Still, when they're on sale or you use a coupon, it'd be worth it for a tasty treat! They have some coupons on their website:

  4. Newman's Own Organics is the best! Wasn't that box HUGE!? I was like a kid on Christmas opening that thing!

  5. I can't believe I've only had ONE Newman's Own product, and that was their "Oreo" cookie. It looks like I'm going to have to branch out a bit and try some new products! The Ginger-Os sound reallllly good to me.

  6. Good luck with your new apartment!

    These reviews were great- I'm trying to convert to all organic, so I'll have to try some of these out : )

  7. Newmans are some of my favs! and now you have me thinking I need to go to the grocery store and get some mint-o's


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