Monday, November 12, 2012

GIVEAWAY!!!

I have two high school aged sons -- one is a freshman and one is a junior.  Both are over 6'4" tall and both are very hungry, so when Newman's Own Organics asked me to review their products I was ecstatic!  Our house is always full of hungry boys and girls and on any given night there seem to be random kids pillaging my cupboards for snacks.

Newman's sent me a large box of their amazing organic cookies, candies, chocolates, pretzels, mints and dried fruits.  Short order was made of each and every bite!

The biggest hit of the box was:  CHOCOLATE!  My personal favorite and the first I was drawn to was the Orange Dark Chocolate - my two favorite flavors together in one amazing taste sensation!  WOW!  Made of 54% premium organic chocolate.  The Milk chocolate is 34% cocoa, as is the Mocha Milk Chocolate.  The Super Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate go up proportionately in cocoa count and are really very smooth for having a high cocoa percentage.

The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark and Milk Chocolate Caramel Cups and the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups are all made with organic chocolate and were all inhaled by kids!  They reported enjoying them all and the flavors I am told were really good!




These random eaters were spotted chowing through the cookie bags on a Saturday morning recently!  They reported loving all the cookies, but their special favorites were the Newman-O's, which are creme filled chocolate cookies (much like Oreos, but actually made with organic flour and organic sugar.)  These random kids said they could not tell the difference!  They also loved the creme filled mint chocolate cookies (like Oreos with just a hint of mint ~ delicious) and the Chocolate Creme filled Chocolate Cookies.  I liked the Ginger-O's the best, which are Creme filled Ginger Cookies.  I'm usually not a huge ginger fan, but the ginger in these cookies wasn't overwhelming and they had a bit of vanilla flavor as well which was amazingly good! 
My other personal favorite were the Fig Newmans, which are fruit filled cookies that are made with organic figs.  They are low fat, but you would never know it because they are packed with flavor and really satisfying!  The Hermits are the Newman's family recipe for a great cinnamon soft cookie.  They are really a nice variety made with organic raisins and organic molasses.  If you love cinnamon raising cookies then these cookies would be your favorite!


The Licorice from Newman's Own is so amazing and delicious that it was hard to believe my boys left any left for me to get a taste.  Newmans sent four varieties:  Sour Strawberry, Sour Mango, Sour Cherry and Sour Apple. I'm not ordinarily a big fan of sour candy, but they were really delicious and fresh!  They are made with organic wheat flour, organic sugar, organic tapioca syrup.  I am sure that these licorice will be a new staple in our snack pantry!  


Newmans sent a couple of bags of dried fruit:  Cranberries and my personal favorite Apricots!   Both are tasty and really fresh!










 Newmans also sent two tins of mints -- one peppermint and one ginger.  Both are very refreshing and long lasting!   Both are naturally organic also! 








Newmans pretzels were included in Mighty Minis and Rods.  I love them both!  They are buttery tasting and lightly salted.  The perfect snack!






Newman's has graciously agreed to give one of my readers a gift pack of your own!  You can win an assortment to be provided directly from the company. 

THIS WILL BE AN ALL-CHOCOLATE GIVEAWAY!  (Newmans has also said that they will be throwing in a few special surprises as well!)
ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY is

1.  Become a Follower of my Blog so that I can see your face in a little box on the right side (at the top)
2.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite type of chocolate (with nuts, without nuts, with fruit pieces, etc.)

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY ONE OF MY VERY HONEST SONS!  The drawing will take place on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, so be sure to enter NOW!  U.S. winners only (sorry!)

I was in no way compensated for my review.  Although I was provided Newman's Own Organics products to facilitate my review, my opinions remain my own.  I am not responsible for shipping the prize -- Newman's Own Organics will be shipping directly to the winner.




83 comments:

  1. I will be the first to post to say that, as luck would have it, I just so happen to love chocolate in all forms! If I was the lucky winner, I would pair that with my afternoon Starbucks for a nice treat! Who wouldn't want some freebies!! Good luck to me!

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  2. I like chocolate with or without nuts. I like all kinds of chocolate except with fruit in it

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  3. I just became a follower of your network blog, but don't see my pic in the little box on the right. Oh well...I like chocolate with fruit and nuts and stuff in it. Thanks.

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  4. Following on fb....
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  5. I love milk chocolate with caramel, and dk chocolate with ginger
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  6. I love chocolate with nuts, with peanut butter, or with mint.

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  7. I am following on GFC (Jennifer Hiles) and Network Blogs (Jennifer Mae Hiles) jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  8. My favorite kind of chocolate is truffles! What is in those things? They are amazing!

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  9. My favorite is chocolate with caramel, but honestly, I've never met a piece of chocolate I don't love. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  10. Follow on GFC & FB :) My favorite is milk chocolate either plain, with nuts or caramel. Thanks for this great giveaway! :)

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  11. I forgot to leave my email: sternerdawn@aol.com :)

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  12. I love Chocolate without nuts or fruit maybe caramel!

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  13. Following under Shelly Oakley - Lynchburg Coupon Mama. My favorite chocolate is mint chocolate! :)

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  14. I love all kinds of chocolate so I really do not have a favorite but I do love milk chocolate the best

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  15. My favorite chocolate is with nuts -- mostly chocolate covered cashews! Yum.

    Good luck to everyone!

    Tim
    sam_smith_michigan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. i love milk chocolate with caramel sometimes nuget, dark chocolate with nuts , chocolate in general lol =D

    also followed you by email ,network blog, and gfc

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  17. I love chocolate with fruit and nuts nrobak101@hotmail.com

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  18. I Love White Chocolate with peanuts or just as much the chocolate cover cashews with carmel in the middle. Yummy

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  19. I follow on both Networked Blogs & GFC as Gigi Sweeps.

    I love 'no-nut' chocolate the best and caramel or orange centers!!

    (but let's face it, I've never met a piece of chocolate I didn't love!)

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  20. I love dark chocolate with nuts good no nuts good fruit good no fruit good. It's chocolate, chocolate good

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  21. I LOVE CHOCOLATE WITH PEANUTBUTTER OR MINT OR nuts
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    i follow your blog sarah scott oswald

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  22. I follow on GFC with jbafaith2001 and I love milk chocolate, white chocolate and maybe a little dark - all with/without nuts! I especially love truffles! I also love the chocolate oranges! But I don't really care for chocolate with fruit in it.

    jbafaith at yahoo dot com

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  23. I follow you via GFC as Terri Betz! New follower today! :) And on FB too!

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  24. I love chocolate! I'll eat it all! :) I usually eat plain or fruit chocolate.
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  25. GFC follower Debra Guillen (dguillen at kc dot rr dot com)

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  26. My favorite is milk chocolate with almonds (dguillen at kc dot rr dot com)

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  27. I love any combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    JimandJulia at mchsi dot com

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  28. I follow on GFC as Brenda Miller. I love milk chocolate with nuts, especially almonds.

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  29. Milk Chocolate ./ jerri1962@hotmail.com /Thank You. Jerri Davis

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  30. My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate. Add marshmellow or caramel and I'm there. :)
    If you need to contact me, please use email. Cluelessiwas@yahoo.com Thanks. :)

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  31. I love Chocolate with nuts, no nuts, with raspberries, peanut butter, caramel, hazelnuts, or most anything. I prefer milk chocolate, but a nice piece of dark is a good treat. :)

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  32. I LOVE ANY MILK CHOCOLATE WITH NUTS

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  33. I followed as Jennifer Sorrentino and I love chocolate that has both fruit and nuts in it....remember the cadbury bars?
    jensor06@gmail.com

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  34. I love all chocolate, but especially with nuts! Thanx for the chance!! :D

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  35. I love chocolate with hazelnuts...or chocolate filled with more chocolate!

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  36. I love love chocolate but without nuts although i dont mind nuts though.

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  37. I love any kind of chocolate, but especially with nuts!!

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  38. GFC follower: Rebecca Wilson
    My favorite chocolate is anything Dark Chocolate :) Nuts or without....I just love the taste that dark chocolate has. Thanks for the giveaway!
    wilsonre09@students.ecu.edu

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  39. I love chocolate with nuts, and I love truffles. Thanks!

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  40. I follow you with GFC.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  41. I love all forms of chocolate and anything with chocolate in it. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  42. I follow on GFC as Rachael Henzman, but I don't have a picture. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rachael Henzman
    lostandfound 1220 @ hotmail.com

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  43. I like chocolate with caramel or white chocolate best :)

    -Rachael Henzman
    lostandfound1220 @ hotmail.com

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  44. I entered for one too, didn't get it. But love the review! Thank you!

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  45. I love chocolate and peanut butter...a little slice of heaven!

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  46. I follow you on GFC as Wen & on Networked Blogs as Wendy (Wendy Pence).

    My absolute favorite is dark chocolate with sea salt caramel! Yum!

    Thanks for the great giveaway. :0)

    reignbough1973 at yahoo dot com

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  47. nuts or smooth fillings (caramel, mint, raspberry, ganache), really with just about anything!

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  48. I love milk chocolate with or without nuts!! Of course I follow your blog!!

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  49. I follow your blog. My favorite is plain chocolate, I love being able to savor the flavor of the chocolate! I also like chocolate with peanut butter.

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  50. I follow your blog as Jennifer Johansen. My favorite is dark with nuts. I'll take it without, too, of course. As long as there's chocolate!

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  51. Chocolate with nuts or caramel - yum!
    (Following as Catharine R)

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  52. I love milk chocolate with carmel

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  53. I love chocolate with nuts! I also love truffles! I follow your blog.

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  54. I'm a follower all the way around!! ( Meg Tucker) I have to say that although I do love chocolate in all it's forms my all time favorite would have to be dark chocolate with nuts, preferrably walnuts! I get it from my Mama!! Thanks Bunches for this giveaway!! :)

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  55. I love any kind of chocolate, but I believe the one I like the best is Chocolate Covered Pecans. I am wishing everyone the best of luck on this give away and hope everyone a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  56. Chocolate Covered Pecans are the best or Turtles. But honestly any Chocolate will do! My husband and youngest daughter love the 60-70% dark Chocolate. I wish everyone the best of luck in this give away. I also would love to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  57. Chocolate and Caramel is my favorite,and love it with or without nuts. Almonds are my favorite with chocolate.I do like the dark chocolate and try to eat it most of the time. When it isn't dark, it's milk chocolate. What a nice giveaway, thanks!

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  58. I follow you :) I LOVE White Chocolate - good white chocolate, not the oversweet and grainy stuff they use for Easter bunnies and whatnot, but the good, rich, smooth stuff! Also like milk chocolate with nuts or dark chocolate with fruit.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I'm a follower =o) Erin @ Making Memories And my favorite type of chocolate is milk chocolate! Love it any way!

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  60. I am a chocoholic. I love chocolate with everything. I love milk chocolate and white chocolate. I love chocolate covered raisins, almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts. I love chocolate with carmel, peanut butter, or just plain chocolate. I love chocolate with fruit, I love chocolate with different types of centers such as marshmellow. I am the Homer Simpson of chocolate... UMMMMM C-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e!

    Debra Holloway
    freud4me2@yahoo.com

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  61. I'm following on Networked Blogs : krista grandstaff

    GFC is acting up and not letting me in tonight..grrrr..

    I used to be a huge fan of choc covered caramels, but lately it has been all about the darker chocolates...with or without fruit/nuts/coconut... I'm not picky ;)

    Thanks so much for giving us all this opportunity!

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  62. I follow with GFC and I love milk chocolate with nuts,fruits,or caramel.

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  63. Follow on GFC-rosannepm
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  64. I like dark chocolate with fruit and nuts like the old fashioned Chunky bars!
    rosans4@comcasst.net

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  65. I follow you with google and yahoo and email.... I love dark chocolate with chile it is my favorite.

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  66. I follow with gfc. (amber whitehead) I love all chocolate my favorite is with nuts but my kids prefer without.

    awhitehead357@gmail.com

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  67. I like with nuts but my kids like without. Love chocolate!

    awhitehead357@gmail.com

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  68. Well, I love anything chocolate, but I especially love chocolate with caramel!

    elisebet.freeburg@gmail.com

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  69. Following on GFC as Shay

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. Chocolate with nuts and fruit always makes me smile :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. Chocolate covered nuts. I love nuts and chews.

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  72. Following on GFC as Spots8105

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  73. The best chocolate contains nuts, maybe some raisins added in, and/or possibly some caramel.

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  74. Chocolate with peanut butter or hazelnuts - love chocolate! I too love chocolate with orange - like the chocolate oranges that you have to smash to break then you eat the pieces that look like orange slices - too much fun and just in time for the holidays.

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  75. Luv your blog! Single Mom - Luv!! Thank you!

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