Newman’s Own Organics Double Chocolate Mint Chip

I’m trudging through this package, and my family and friends are extremely happy to reap the leftovers of what I share.

This cookie was another version of the Champion Chip line of Newman’s Own Organics. They tasted like the Hint ‘O Mint Newman-O’s minus the cream. The mint flavor overpowered the chocolate and tasted dry. I thought it would have made the texture moist, but it didn’t do much.

The chocolate chips were plentiful. I strongly recommend these with a glass of milk. They were flavorful for mint lovers, but a little too much mint for regulars like myself.


Newman’s Own Organics Chocolate Creme Newman-O’s

Another winner! This time, in the case of the creme and other creme-based flavors, the creme was much fluffier than other cremes, really puffing up the cookie to a Double-Stuff size. It was lovely.

The same marshmallow taste was back, but it’s not strange at all. It gave a really nice texture to it. I had been worried that, like the plains, the creme would have softened the cookies, but these were crunchy, crispy chocolate disks, like its predecessors. The creme was just delightful. Soft, gooey, and sometimes, so soft, the cookie would slide off as I took a bite. No matter. More creme for the next cookie.

What really amazes me is that all this stuff is organic. I keep forgetting it, but when you come down to it, that’s a really incredible feat and process. Preservatives are used in making things soft, and I can’t even see a trace of high-fructose corn syrup. Newman’s Own Organics has done it again, folks.


Newman’s Own Organics Newman-O’s

These cookies came in the package, but when I opened them, they were all crunched up. Not all of them, but a few. I think I’ll use the crumbs for an ice cream topping.

These were like the mint Newman-O’s, but for some reason, the creme filling must have really hydrated the cookies, because they were a bit moister. The creme wasn’t like a regular vanilla, either. It was a tasty creme, much less grainy than Oreos and tasted less vanilla flavored than marshmallow. It was good.

These are a good stand-by to eat or give to friends and family, but I definitely prefer Newman’s Own Organics specialty flavors of Newman-O’s. Something was just strange about this. I think it was the texture of the cookie, perhaps, that made it not to my liking. I feel like these would taste much better as a recipe than a stand-alone snack.

SNACKDOWN: Newman’s Own Organics Fat-Free Fig Newmans vs. Newman’s Own Organics Low-Fat Fig Newmans

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Sometimes, it would do a Foodette well to listen to the advice of her readers. In this case, a new reader, Rosa, begged and pleaded with me for my life’s sake in the upcoming event of a Snackdown, this one, between Newman’s Own Organics Fat-Free Fig Newmans and the Low-Fat Fig Newmans.

I opened the fat-free FN’s. They smelled okay. I sniffed them again. And then I tried to take one out, and all the crust fell off it.

I bit into this, and it glued to the roof of my mouth. When I finally did unearth it, the crust was flavorless, and the middle was like a gelatinous, gluey Jell-o type texture, with an aftertaste that lingered in my mouth for about ten minutes of fermented raisins.

I did not like this. If you need a fat-free cookie, there’s no need to torture yourself. Newman’s Own Organics is an amazing company, but these were just awful.


The Low-Fat Fig Newman fared much better. It was like a gourmet Fig Newton, a little thicker, and none of that gelatinous texture of the fat-free. The cookies did not stick together, and the crust was buttery. There was no aftertaste.

The texture of these was much better. I could tell the difference between these two in an instant. I personally loved the low-fat ones, and recommend them for people with kids or people who love Fig Newtons. They’re better. Not my favorite, as I am a chocolate aficionado, but I like the less pedestrian idea of incorporating figs into cookies. It’s good.

Another really sweet aspect of the entire Newman’s Own Organic line is the little stories they put on the back of the packages. I really enjoy reading this, and hope they continue to incorporate these into their future packages and products.

You can find these at many stores around the country. One important thing to know, though, is that Newman’s Own Organics is a different subsidary than Newman’s Own!


Newman’s Own Organics Peanut Butter Newman-O’s

Another winner. Seriously. I want to let you know, Newman’s Own Organics doesn’t get all tens and nines and eights because they sent me all this free stuff, they get high marks because their stuff is just freaking awesome. If this is what eating organically consists of, send over the freakin’ carrots.

This is not your mother’s peanut butter cookie.

No, when they say “peanut butter” they mean peanut butter. It’s not peanut butter cream, or peanut butter glaze, or peanut butter frosting. It’s peanut butter. Plain, simple, delicious. Like the inside of a Reese’s, except more peanutty. It’s fucking infused with peanut butter.

But the nice thing is that it doesn’t overpower. The crunch from the cookie blends incredibly with the peanut butter, much like the Hint O’ Mint Newman-O. It’s not the sweetest cookie, but it’s flavorful. In fact, it’s much better than a sweet cookie because the sweetness is subtle. It stays in your mouth afterward with those nutty notes, instead of burning your throat.

This cookie is amazing. I love it. I want to buy this and fill my house, so that in the event of a nuclear apocalypse, I can live happy, underground, and stuffed with these.


Newman’s Own Organic Cinnamon Hermits

Here’s another product from the lovely people at Newman’s Own Organics. They gave me two kinds to try, original and cinnamon.

The cookie is a little deceptive in its packaging. The package looks big, but inside, there are only twelve cookies. Luckily, the cookies are extremely filling. I took three, expecting to eat them all and still be hungry, but stopped after two, they were that thick.

The cookie itself was delicious, but had me a little worried about the plain ones, because with the medley of raisins and doughy texture and cinnamon, it didn’t seem like it would be right if the cinnamon wasn’t there at all. I’ll have to see when I taste the plain ones.

The texture was thick, almost like a really good brownie, and the pieces of sugar were sweet and added to the richness of the cookie. They provided a lovely crunch and almost none of them fell off the cookie before eating them.

This is just a really excellent cookie. Personally, I cannot stand raisins, but these blended so well. They’re like an oatmeal raisin bar for the sophisticated set, the people who need more than a run-of-the-mill cookie. This is stuff for gourmands. Very tasty.

Newman’s Own Organics Hint O’ Mint Newman-O’s

I tried these, and they’re definitely as good as, if not better, than Oreos.

I am not a mint person, really, not when peanut butter or more chocolate can be had, but I did try the “Mint and Creme” Oreos, and these are such a breath of fresh air from that gelatinous mess.

The cookie is a delicious chocolate, with the perfect balance of minty cream filling. Nothing green in here, just pure mint extract. The cookies were crunchy and had the perfect amount of filling. And these were some thick cookies! Almost the thickness of a Double Stuf Oreo.

I liked these. I’m not sure if I’d buy them again, but they were very tasty and balanced well.


Newman’s Own Organics Orange Chocolate Chip Champion Chip Cookie

Have you ever tasted a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? These cookies are exactly like those.

Newman’s Own Organics makes the best cookies, I’m convinced, and are one of the most friendly and generous companies I’ve ever encountered. I got over twenty five of their products today in the mail, and my father and I sat and crunched away at one of many product samples, the Orange Chocolate Chip Champion Chip Cookies.

When you first open the bag, there’s a lovely, homey orange and cookie scent, like these were freshly baked. This is a plus. The cookies are the size of a large half dollar and are studded with chocolate chips. Although the bag portrays many more chips than the actual average cookie, I was able to look this over, as these cookies are FREAKING AMAZING.

The crunch is buttery, smooth, and crunchy, dissolving into a wonderful taste. Natural ingredients really do make the difference, folks. It’s no surprise here. The orange tastes like real zest was used in these, and the chocolate blends perfectly.

A winner. If the rest of the products from Newman’s Own Organics are anything like this, I will be the size of a boat.


CVS Simply Divine Luxury Wafers with Chocolate Creme

These are your standard, “I forgot to bring a gift to this party oh shit, what should I bring, I only have the cash that’s in my change drawer,” gift.

They come in one of those little cylindrical canisters, the packaging is very pretty, if a bit over the top. Ribbons, banners, and scripty font are vomited all over the package, making it look like a cotillion’s afterbirth residue.

The wafers themselves are pretty distinguished, actually, with gaily patterned stripes and dots, looking like what giraffe bones might. The taste isn’t anything special, really.

When you bite into one of these, you’re immediately stabbed by the shards of the wafer. At least they’re tasty shards, albeit mingled with blood. The creme really is chocolate creme. It’s melty and tasty and not stale-tasting or resembling mockolate at all.