I had the pleasure to review many products from Newman’s Own Organics. When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehanstarted Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food. The partners anticipate adding a number of new items each year in all these areas.
Nell approached her father in 1992 about the possibility of an organic division. He offered to cover one year’s expenses for Nell and Peter to determine the feasibility of an organic product line under the Newman name. The one stipulation was that, once established, they would return the seed money, so that it could be added to his charity money. They not only managed to do this within a short period of time, but also became an independent company in early 2001. This had been the goal from the beginning. They are committed to following the philanthropic role of Paul Newman and bringing out products that he would be proud to have his name associated with.
Pretzels (Salted pretzel sticks, rods, and honey wheat minis)
Licorice (Sour Cherry, Sour Mango, Sour Apple, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Black Licorice, and Sour Strawberry)
Mints (Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Peppermints, and Ginger) Each pack of mints have 4 rolls to the pack.
Fig Newman's Cookies
Hermits soft raisin and molassses cookies
Cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Graham, Ginger Snap, and Double Chocolate Chip)
Newman's O's creme filled chocolate cookies
Ginger 'N Creme Cookies
Apricots, Berry Blend
Candy Bars (Mocha Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Super Dark Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Orange Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate)
Candy Cups (Dark Chocolate Caramel, Peppermint, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Caramel)
The beautiful part about all this is that all the products are organic. Newman's Own Organics really outdid themselves.