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Feb 4, 2014 09:18 AM

Your Favorite Newman's Own Products?

Alright, philanthropic considerations aside, it seems like just about everybody has at least one or two Newman's Own products they really like. Fact is, this company cranks out some pretty good stuff.

The Khantessa and I dote on the Olive Oil and Vinegar salad dressing and the Italian salad dressing. You lot have any favs?

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  1. Salsa (medium) and arrabbiata pasta sauce. I used to like the light red wine vinegar salad dressing, but it is a bit too sweet for me so I had to doctor it up to finish the bottle.

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    1. re: truman

      Yep, I love their medium salsa too. (Quit buying bottled salad dressings a long time ago.)

    2. SO really likes the marinara sauce.

      1. I use the low fat Sesame Ginger salad dressing almost daily on my salads. I also like the salsa.

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        1. re: valerie

          I like this dressing, too. Sometimes I'll grate in some fresh ginger and use it as a marinade for chicken, maybe with a few hot pepper flakes, and it's delicious.

          We also like the Newman's Own Special Blend coffees for the Keurig--both leaded and unleaded.

          1. re: valerie

            I love that dressing. Unfortunately, it is no longer available where I am :(

            1. re: CanadaGirl

              Uh oh, hope they're not discontinuing it. May need to buy some to stock up?

              1. re: pine time

                I hope not too. I still see it widely available near me.

                1. re: pine time

                  It hasn't been availbe in my area (Nova Scotia, Canada) for a couple of years. We never had the full selection of Newman's product anyway, just some if the dressings and sometimes the pasta sauce.

                  1. re: pine time

                    I've seen it at several stores recently. But i do think they discontinued the poppy seed salad dressing, can't find it anywhere and out of stock on amazon.......

              2. For jarred or bottled, I think most of their products are among the best. I jazz up the Caesar dressing with more garlic and anchovies and lemon juice.

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                1. re: Veggo

                  Huge fan of the Caesar dressing. And +1 on the adding fishies.

                2. While I have used some of the products over the years, nothing has ever "grabbed" me enough to be a regular user of their products.

                  Actually salad dressing, jarred sauce and microwave pop corn is all that comes to mind, is there more they brand?

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                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    Pretty good quality lines of salsa, grappling hooks, and surface-to-air missiles.

                    1. re: Veggo

                      Do you jazz up the surface to air missiles too or are they good right out of the jar?

                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        I modify them with a cork and a "pop" flag for air travelers to see out the window. I'm just funnin' with them.

                    2. re: jrvedivici

                      See above--they also make K-cups coffee.