Thursday, July 11, 2013

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway

Newman's Own Organics

I was given the opportunity to review products from the Newman's Own Organics line. It's easy to confuse Newman's Own and Newman's Own Organics products, but they have a completely different line of products. Newman's Own Organics actually began as a division of Newman's Own that was started in 1993 by Nell Newman and her business partner, Peter Meehan; it became separate company in 2001. 

What is Organic:

"Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones." (

All in all, Newman's Own Organic products are made from back to basic, "clean" ingredients.

As you can see in the picture, Newman's Own Organics sent me a large variety of products to try. The items were either hit or miss for me, some things were great tasting and others I could go the rest of my life without the desire to ever try them again. Due to the fact I was sent 22 items, I've decided to choose four of my favorite products to review, but before I write those I just have to say I LOVE the mint tins, they look vintage and are just awesome, I would buy Newman's Own Organic mints JUST for the tins, lol.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Double Chocolate Chip Cookies come in a 7 oz bag and have the perfect consistancy, they aren't too hard like Famous Amos, but they're not soft baked either (although someone did leave the bag open and the humidity turned them into soft baked, still good though). 

At first I thought the flavor was a bit odd, not gross, but different and I couldn't put my finger on what it tasted like, still can't actually, but after I ate a few they grew on me, tasting better each time. The chocolate chips they use though are divine and melt so smoothly.

Peppermint Cream Cups
One word: Oh-Mer-Gawd! These Peppermint Cream Cups are SO good. They come in three packs, are a bit smaller then Reese Cups and are made of dark chocolate, with a thin peppermint cream layer on the inside. I usually avoid anything with dark chocolate, but am so glad I didn't avoid these delectable little treats.

They taste like an Andes Chocolate or Mint M&M, but much smoother and melted almost instantly on my tongue The peppermint cream isn't at all overwhelming, like a York Peppermint Patty, but creamy and delicate, pairing perfectly with the dark chocolate. I found that it's better to nibble on these and savor the flavor.  

Caramel Cups
These Caramel Cups are another one of Newman's Own Organics Oh-Mer-Gawd products. Like the Peppermint Cups they come in three packs, the actual cup being slightly smaller then a Reese Cup, made of dark chocolate with a thin layer of caramel that mate so perfectly together they create a sinful flavor. The caramel tastes the same as the caramel used to make caramel apples and is smooth, not at all gritty like Caramellos tend to be. 

Sour Mango Licorice Twists
I'm going to be honest right off the bat...I HATE licorice. The only thing I've ever like about it was if you bit both ends off a piece you could use it as a straw. So naturally I was a little weary trying the Sour Mango Licorice (also not a huge fan of sour flavored food), but I tried them anyway, and I'm so happy I did.

Newman's Own Organic Sour Mango Licorice sticks are delicious! They taste just like dried mangoes only gummier and aren't at all sour. I had saved a few, so that I could eat them and and have a fresh perspective as I wrote my review and was devastated when I found the empty package in the trash, my husband ate them, and he doesn't even like mangos!
Not only was Newman's Own Organics awesome enough to send me all these products to try, but they're also allowing me to do a giveaway! One lucky fan will receive 4 of my favorite products plus a few bonus items! Enter now using the Rafflecopter form below =D

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I was given these products, free of charge, to review and give my honest opinion, in no way was my opinion of these products altered or swayed.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Simple Cups Review

Simple Cups Review

I was given the opportunity to review a product called Simple Cups. Simple cups are EMPTY disposable K-cups for Keurig brewers. The idea of this products is just so simple and genius.

I received a 50 count box, which included 50 lids, cups, filters and holder. When I went to use them I was excited to find that they were so easy to use. All you have to do is drop a filter in the cup, fill it with the desired amount of coffee (YOU get to choose the strength of your coffee!), and press the lid down onto the top of the cup, until sealed. They give you a nifty little holder that you can place the cup in, so the cup doesn't get squished when you press it down (it does take a bit of pressure to seal it, so I can see why the holder is included).

Another great feature, besides the simplicity and the fact you can control the strength of your coffee, is that the cups are white, so you can easily write your name or what kind of coffee it is on them.

Simple cups would be perfect for someone who:
  • Has a Keurig in their office and want to bring coffee from home.
  • Freebie receivers, I know I get quite a bit of free coffee samples and usually end up giving them away because I have a Keurig, but now I don't have to; one sample sized bag can fill 6 of these cups half way.
  • Has a favorite coffee that's not yet available in K-Cup form 

I recommend these to anyone with a Keurig, whether at home or in office, they definitely get an A+ in my book.

You can buy Simple Cups on Amazon for $14.95 with possible free shipping or from their website for $14.99 with free shipping.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

July Freebies and Deals

Due to internet issues I was not able to complete this months post

July 16, Tuesday
  • Text BIG to 727272 until 7/23 and get a surprise deal each day from redbox
  • Free code: MYCOKEPLAYS, Enter at:
  • Watch the video and get free stuff from Nexcare
  • First 10,000 get a free Bali Bra
July 15, Monday
July 14, Sunday
July 13, Saturday
  • WOW get a purse organizer for only $3.46 with FREE shipping (no minimum purchase) from Amazon 
  •  Starting tomorrow (Sunday July 14) CVS will have a sale where if you spend $15 on Coppertone products you'll get $5 ECB back. Use this $5 off 2 coupon to get a great deal
  • Get an extra 25% off at the Childrens Place, using code: G8G253 online or Store code: 075 in store
  • Starting Sunday Kinney Drugs will have 4.4 lb bags of Purina dogfood for $4.99, use this $1.00 off one bag of Dog Chow or Puppy Chow coupon to get it cheap
July 12, Friday
July 11, Thursday
  • Check your emails for one from Kelloggs, I just received 55 FREE bonus points
  • Use ANY of your Shop Your Way Rewards points at Sears on a tool purchase and get $15 off a $15 purchase automatically! Possible free tools!
  • Starting JULY 14th CVS will have Playtex 36-40 count tampons on sale for $7.99 and you'll get $3 ECB back. Use this $3.00 off one (1) Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons and get them for a mear $1.99
July 10, Wednesday
July 9 Tuesday
  • Hurry First 10k Live Better America get a free Yoplait yogurt
  • Sign up for RueLaLa and get a $10 credit within 72 hours of joining, offer expires July 22.
    Also be sure to stay signed up for their emails because they randomly give out FREE credits, my mom got a random $25 credit a few months ago

July 8, Monday
July 7, Sunday
  • $1 off Reynolds aluminum foil
  • $2.00 off one box of Brew Over Ice K-Cup packs
  • Todays coupons
  • Buy any qualifying kindle accessory and receive a $2 mp3 credit on amazon

    Promotional offer is valid from January 28, 2013, through December 31, 2013 and subject to change. You must redeem the credit by January 31, 2014. You'll receive your credit within 48hrs of shipment
July 6, Saturday

  • Starting Sunday at Kmart, shop your way reward members, make any $5 purchase and get a 24 ct box of roseart crayons for only .25, limit 3
  • Use any amount of your Shop Your Way Reward points online at either Kmart or and get another $5 off your purchase, Use Ebates and get 6% cash back. Get free shipping if you're a Max Reward member or pick up for free in store
July 5, Friday

July 4, Thursday- Happy 4th of July

July 3, Wednesday

July 2, Tuesday

July 1, Monday

  • It's the first Monday of the month get your loreal perk and possibly free hair die, I provide the codes, enjoy!
Past Deals that are still good