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The Snack Attack – Newman’s Own Organics Review & Gingersnaps Giveaway

Welcome to National Cookie Day Friends, to Celebrate Newman’s Own Organics & I am giving away what I consider the best Gingersnaps EVER!

Newmans Own Organics Packages of Double Chocolate Chip, Gingersnaps, Orange Chocolate Chip.

The wonderful folks at Newman’s Own Organics offered me the opportunity to run a review and a giveaway on the blog here and I couldn’t have been more pleased. I have had some of the Newman’s Own Organics Chocolates a year ago and I tell you there is nothing like their chocolates. 

I was lucky that we discussed doing a review in email and we’ve decided it’s been far too long since I last sampled something for a review from them. I must say I’ve had Newman’s Own Organics products in my house for sometime now, yet there are still many more products that I never noticed on the shelves of my grocery store before. Amazing how once you see and like something you start seeing it every time from then on. Now I’ve been noticing the other Newman’s Own Organics products all over the place in the stores.

Newman's Own Organics Original Hermits & the Hermit Cookie Bars

Along came a box in the mail, in my box I had both the traditional cookies, and something called Hermits along with some yummy Pop’s Corn! I was surprised with the Generosity of my treats in my box from Newman’s Own Organics.

I had never heard of Hermits before, and I had a good laugh reading their package. On the long seam of the packaging I saw.

“We Love our Hermits”

“No Hermits were harmed, mistreated, pestered or annoyed in the making of these cookies”

And the little Hermit Character on the package was adorable, but strange, it didn’t resemble my husband at all! lol

These little Hermits resemble a bar like soft cookie, sort of like those Figgy what ya may call it’s. But these taste so much more Superior, and they have the raisins and figs and other goodies mixed throughout the cookie, not filled. The cookies were the perfect texture for my husband to eat, he had Non Hodgkin s Lymphoma and the radiation treatments years ago ruined his teeth from the inside out and so he is in dentures. He commented that he will never have those figgy thingys ever again and he will stick with his favorites, the Newman’s Own Organics Hermits. The favorite flavor in our household? Ginger! Imagine that… the same flavor of traditional cookie that is our favorite.

Newman's Own Organics Gingersnaps Cookies Package & several Gingersnap Cookies

Speaking of Ginger, have you tried a REAL Gingersnaps? I bet you haven’t unless you have tried Newman’s Own Organics Gingersnaps, oh I thought I loved Gingersnaps before, but nothing compared to these gems! These are made with real candied ginger in them and it’s has the spicy snap that cannot compare! They are not too sweet and a generous, just right amount of Ginger for this spice lovers appetite. I couldn’t believe how Superior these were over the gingersnaps that were my previous favorites that I needed to purchase at World Market, now I know I won’t be picking up the Seasonal Tin of Gingersnaps at World Market this year (the only time you could get them), they have 3 strikes against them now. 1) they are no longer my favorites and 2) the only way to buy them is in the tin, the rest of the year you paid a hefty price for just a few gingersnaps and 3) you had to go out of your way to locate them and I could only get them at one store miles away from home. Newman’s Own Organics are my new favorite and I can pick them up from the local grocer year round!

I also tried the Orange Chocolate Chip cookies, my second favorite, so unusual and the flavor of the Orange melds so well with the chocolate chips, it’s a flavor sensation. The first thing eaten from my box, and the only picture of it (doesn’t it figure was messed up) was the Oatmeal chocolate Chip cookies, these are just wonderful too. There is  nothing like the texture of an oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips in them, a personal favorite for me to bake at home. And for the chocolate lover in you there is the Double Chocolate Chip, yum.

My favorite will always be the Gingersnaps and the Ginger Hermits. My husband’s the Ginger hermits and if he wants to eat a traditional cookie he says it has to be the chocolate chocolate chip cookies.

Pops Corn from Newman's Own Organics in Butter Flavor and Light Butter Flavor

My favorite snack is popcorn, thanks Dad… was it a gene you gave me or just the habit of eating popcorn a lot as a child? Not that I mind, but it drives my husband crazy as he’s not that into popcorn. I love popcorn enough that a few years back when we went to one of those warehouse stores on my birthday, he gave me a price limit and took me to the kitchen appliances area. He knew I was drooling over the Kitchen Aid Mixers for years and tried to pick one up for me, I couldn’t reason my way into spending such an exuberant amount on a mixer, when I knew that my old stand mixer was working well enough. To my surprise (and his too) I saw a home popcorn popper that looked like the kind you see in concession stands and it was what I really had to have. Yup, I love popcorn that much! Well that popper has remained placed away in the garage for sometime, as part of the reason I wanted it was I was still seeking the perfect popcorn, why is it it never tastes the same as it did when I was younger and why is it that those bags of popcorn for the microwave smell so nasty to me?

I cautiously opened up my first bag of Pops Corn from Newman’s Own Organics, repeating to myself (in my head, I think… I hope, well either way my husband already knows I am not normal) “Newman’s Own Organics is Natural & Organic… it can’t be a disaster.” “Oh what if I have to say that I didn’t exactly care for it?” Well it popped, the dogs begged… I breathed a sigh of relief as I took a deep breath reaching into my microwave… it smells really good! I shake the bag, grabbed a napkin and sat down next to my loving husband as I reached in to take my first handful. My husband couldn’t help but notice that there wasn’t that nasty smell that will haunt our microwave for days later as other microwave popcorn does.

My husband doesn’t care for popcorn at all, but yet, for some reason when I stated how Delicious it was he wanted to try to. I looked at him raising a brow and reached the bag towards him. Well he loves it! And the dogs, well, popcorn is one of the human treats that I share with them and they loved it too. From now on when (for the convenience) we pick up microwave popcorn it will only be Newman’s Own Organics Pops Corn. It’s full of natural goodness and organic like everything they make.

Newman’s Own Organics products like the cookies, hermits and popcorn take care of the snack attack with products you can be assured are not only tasty but natural and organic.

Today, as the Nation Celebrates “National Cookie Day,” Newman’s Own Organics and I are giving away some Gingersnaps to one lucky winner, I just know that if you’ve loved Gingersnaps before you will go absolutely nuts over these spicy cookies and you will no longer want any other gingersnaps but Newman’s Own Organics!

Thank you Newman’s Own Organics for this wonderful opportunity to work with you again, and for sending me some other goodies that will be in reviews yet this month. You were more then generous with me and I cannot believe how your products could ever not be someones favorite with your quality and care that is put into each and every ingredient… you have pleased this palette here and I am now addicted to your Gingersnaps, I would surely scream it to the world if I could… hey wait, isn’t that what I am doing right now? “Hello World… like Gingersnaps? Have you tried a REAL Gingersnap yet? No? Then you haven’t tried Newman’s Own Organics Gingersnaps!”

Strange as I reflect back I thought of one of my favorite Chocolate Bars from Newman’s Own Organics was the Orange Chocolate and the Orange Chocolate Chip cookie of yours is one of my favorites too. Now I have one thing I wish to ask Newman’s Own Organics… could you invent a cookie that tastes a lot like your espresso dark chocolate bar, just for me? And can I have the first batch, please? Lol

Watch for another review coming up this month my friends… I will be reviewing Newman’s Own Organics Dog food, my Fur Kids love reviews that they can take a part in!

Okay, now enter the giveaway and good luck friends! 🙂

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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received a samples from Newman’s Own Organics for this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Me.