When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehan started 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. “Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan,” says Nell. “It really says a lot about us. We’ve seen in recent years that people want to know more about the food they eat, not just how many calories a product contains. It’s becoming more important to them how ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocers' shelf. Once people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged `health' foods, we feel they'll seek them out.”
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I think these products are GREAT and in fact there are still alot that I would love to try myself! Hope on over to Newmans Own Organics website and check out all their AWESOME products for yourself! They have a wide variety of items from Mints to pet food! Also make sure you like Newmans Own Organics on Facebook and follow
The good people over at Newmans Own Organics is allowing me to pick 4 of our favorite items we tried for giveaway so we each chose one and then agreed on one. Here is what you will get. My husbands choice was The Wintergreen Mints (I wanna try the Cinnamon ones)
My sons choice was the Sour Cherry Licorice (I wanna try the Strawberry and of course the Black)
My personal choice was the ABC cookies (I bet the Cinnamon Graham is AWESOME)
And then finally the FAMILY choice was the Fig Newtons (I want them ALL lol)
These did not last very long! I got only 2 and my son ate the WHOLE thing! LOL! Im sure you guys are gunna love these products as much as we did!