Tags: Newman’s Own

3 Feb 2012, Comments (2)

Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing

Author: Healthnuttxo

I never was much of a salad person until recently. I always would rather eat something more substantial for a meal, like a protein with a veggie and a carb, rather than a salad. However, if paired correctly, a salad actually can be meal-worthy and quite satisfying. Plus…you get to eat croutons and really, who doesn’t like buttery salty and delicious croutons!?!? =)

So, I bought my salad, piled it high of greens and flavored chicken (um…and the croutons) and skipped buying dressing as well since I had this gem, the Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing waiting for me at home.  Here’s a close-up

Now- Honey mustard is usually either awesome, or not good at all. Some are way too spicy, some too tangy, and some have a weird aftertaste. Yet, there’s always a brand every now and then that’s actually quite good. So, I gave this one a try.

Let me tell you, one bite of lettuce coated in this dressing and I was hooked. Can you say- yummy!?!?

It was tangy, yet sweet. I actually checked how much sugar was in a serving, and it had 5 grams per 2 tbsp. which is a bit high in my opinion, but also explains the sweetness. I could really taste the honey, which paired with the tiny bit of salty flavor. This dressing was just so good! It had a little bit of tang from the mustard, but really not too tangy or spicy. In fact, it had the perfect level of spice to it. Although- I did get a forkful that had a LOT of dressing and I got a mild sensation in my nose which I’m assuming is from the mustard. (hey senses- time to wake up!!)

The consistency was impressive too. I find with light dressings sometimes they are very watery in texture. This one had a medium consistency, where it was thick yet still pourable and didn’t slide off all my lettuce and end up on the bottom of the place (pet peeve….).

Overall, definitely one of the best honey mustards I have ever had. So delicious. One thing to note is that it’s hard to NOT eat 2 servings. I used the dressing kind of sparingly and still ended up using about 56 grams, which is almost 2 full servings. Gotta watch out for that sodium and sugar- it creeps up! This gets 4.5 stars from me

What’s your favorite dressing?


11 Sep 2009, Comments (1)

Newman’s Own Organic Mints

Author: Healthnuttxo

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Normally i’m not big on candy, usually full of gross sweetners, artificial flavors, colors, dyes, etc. But, coming accross Newman’s Own Organic mints, my mind changed. I like the conveinence of mints-something to stop me from munching or to freshen up after a meal or snack. Newman’s Own is a trustyworthy brand that delivers excellent products, and donates money to many charities. What a great company!

So, back to the mints, they come in four flavors. Cinnamon, Ginger, Wintermint, and Peppermint, and come in tin form or roll form.The tin cans are SO CUTE! So I tried the ones from the tin. I’m a cinnamon kinda girl. I used to love cinnamon trident gum when i was little, (but stopped chewing it because of the artificial junk), so i was excited to try these.

Cinnamon-YUM! These were AWESOME! At first i was a little scared to try it because of the word HOT on the bottom (and the tiger on the tin can!!), but not to worry at all. They aren’t spicy-they are actually sweet. My mom said they were “perfect”, and i agree. They have just the right amount of cinnamon flavor and are sweet and satisfying.

Ginger- whew! these sure have a kick to them. At first it tastes almost spicy. DO NOT CHEW! My dad had one and he chewed it right away, which made it overpowering. I, on the other hand, sucked on it slowly and let the flavor come out. I liked them, and people who are fans of ginger will LOVE them. I think they would be good to suck on when you have a cold or are sick because of the ‘kick’ they have.

Wintermint-this one tastes like spearmint. It has a nice flavor to it, not overpoweringly minty, but still a definite breath freshener. I liked these- and normally i’m not a “spearmint” kinda girl!

Peppermint-these taste like your typical peppermint. They leave a cool, refreshing taste in your mouth, and have  a slight sweetness to them as well. I liked these 2nd best (cinnamon is first, of course!)

Three mints have 10 calories, 0 fat, 2 carbs and no protein.

The only thing that puzzled me a little bit was the corn syrup. I thought corn syrup was bad? Either way- it’s organic. So that makes me feel better popping one of these mints in my mouth compared to any OTHER mints out there. 🙂 So if you need a breath freshener (or just like to suck on them when your bored…hahha like me!), definitely give these a try. And the tins are so cute, you’ll keep coming back for more!

The Organic Ingredients…
Organic Sugar, Gum Arabic, Natural Flavor, Organic Corn Syrup, Rice Bran Extract.

 

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well i love peanut butter. in fact, it’s my favorite food. so pair with chocolate? it MUST be heaven! i haven’t had a Reese’s in years. Artificial flavors+ trans fats= boo! So, seeing Newman’s Own Organic Peanut Butter Cups certainly caught my eye.

So, i opened up the package, and to my delight, there were not one, not two, but THREE of these little cups to enjoy! Perfect if you just want to fix a sweet tooth without blowing your diet, sharing with friends, or relishing and enjoying all three to yourself (you devil!) . My room was a little hot, so these cups were a little gooey when i opened it up (fine by me!) I took a bite and got a full mouth of chocolate. Yumm. Creamy. i bit around the edges of the peanut butter cup to get all the chocolate and make way to the best part- the peanut butter! THe peanut butter was smooth and the consistency was creamy, light and fluffy even. Would have been better if there was a tad bit more of a salty flavor, but it was still good.

Overall, i liked it.  My mom had one too (she doesn’t eat all organic like i do), and she thought they were yummy as well. It definitely was creamy, and the peanut butter wasn’t dry and pasty tasting like Reeses can sometimes be. You can certainly tell they are made with better ingredients. They taste “cleaner” if you will. They are not identical to Reeses, but they will hit the spot if you need some chocolate and peanut butter, but want to fix your craving in a healthier way. The cocoa used in Newman’s Own’s products is also rainforest alliance certified. I don’t know if that has any affect on you, but now you know! 🙂

3 cups are 190 calories (not tooo bad for candy), 12 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Whole Milk Powder, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Soy Lecithin [an emulsifier], Organic Vanilla), Creamy Peanut Butter, Organic Yogurt Coating (Organic Sugar [evaporated cane juice] Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Nonfat Yogurt [Milk], Lactic Acid, Organic Soy Lecithin[an emulsifier], Salt and Organic Vanilla), Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Salt.

Newman’s Own also comes in other varieties, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups,  Dark Chocolate Mint Cups, Caramel Cups, and Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups. I will be reviewing those as soon as I can- leave a comment if you have tried any!

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