I know I’ve been slow with the Newman’s Own Organics reviews; although, I could have stopped at the chocolate bars and you would have already experienced the best. However, these Newman-O’s merit special attention.
The line-up includes chocolate-on-chocolate, mint-on-chocolate, and ginger.
There’s my youngest brother enjoying the chocolate crème.
The NOO website explains their source of organic cocoa and palm fruit oil—basically, the company strives for environmental protection and fair trade for workers when they source ingredients.
Personally, I thought the full-on chocolate cookies were a bit too much. The mint crème was excellent, but my favorite by far was the Ginger-O’s. I love all things ginger, so it’s really up to your individual taste.
This brand also comes in original, peanut butter crème, and wheat-free.
If the price of Newman’s Own Organics does not attract you, but the Oreos are still out of the question, try Trader Joe’s brand Joe-Joe’s. This cookie has vanilla bean crème—now that’s good filling. Compared to the usual Oreos and other Oreo stand-ins, these taste less artificial. And they’re actually cheaper! (12 cents/oz. for TJ’s cookies compared to 24 cents/oz. for Nabisco according to Tracking TJ’s in 2006)
The problem with Oreos—or rather, the reason for the above crème sandwich cookies—is the hydrogenated vegetable oils and high-fructose corn syrup. And do you really want vanillin (an artificial flavor) more than real vanilla bean? But as far as taste goes, real Oreos are probably better than…
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But, remember, there’s more to life than chocolate and cookies…
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