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Oct 3, 2006 03:45 PM

Newman's Own Cookies

I need another cookie like I need a hole in the head, but have consistently give the Newman's chocolate mint cookies and the Ginger-O's "the eye" but have never taken the plunge and bought them?

Would love some Hound feedback on these cookies.

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  1. Their version of the Oreo is stupendous -- the chocolate cookie is dark and rich and the cream filling is <gasp> actually creamy!

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    1. re: Carrie 218

      I agree. My husband bought some the other day and I found myself sneaking a few. And they are trans fat free.

    2. ditto what Carrie 218 said about the mint oreos. mmm. have not tried the ginger-o's. love the fig newmans.

      1. Through work connections, I've sampled a number of NO snack products (they are based in Aptos, CA). As a whole, I don't care for them. I do remember thinking that the ginger-o's were the best of the lot, but for the calories, I much prefer Carr's ginger lemon cremes. I didn't like any of the chocolate-based products and found the chocolate bars pretty sad. I guess they may be healthier than their counterparts, but I'd rather eat a fresh, crunchy apple...

        1. I've found NO chocolate cookie to be a bit on the hard side, but tasty enough. I just think that Nabisco had the recipe down pat, although Oreo's haven't been the same since they took out the transfat. Is it possible to buy a no-cream Oreo?

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          1. re: chocolatetartguy

            I agree that the cookie part is too hard. Of the Oreo-type cookies I've tried, I think Trader Joe's Joe-Joes are the best, in all their various flavors, although they're not organic like Newman's.

          2. The Ginger-O's are fantastic! They are the only packaged cookie I ever buy.

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            1. re: veggielover

              I agree - I could practically live on them. I was very sorry when my local grocer stopped carrying them. I think I was the only one in the neighborhood buying them (although I was buying a couple of packages a week!).