Newman's Own Organics Hermits Original - 9 oz. (255g)
Newman’s Own Organics Hermits Original, an old-fashioned soft cookie, as been added to its popular cookie line. The cookies are available in three flavors: Original, Cinnamon, and Ginger. The 9 oz. package with the familiar Nell and “Pa” Newman logo contain twelve cookies. Their recipe, which is based on one they used to make at home, is filled with their delicious organic raisins and sweetened with organic molasses.
That's what they kept in mind when they created their products. they focus on the kinds of products they loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients.
They find that people really want to know how the ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocer's shelf. When people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged 'health' foods, they hope they'll try other organic food products.
The materials below were developed by the USDA National Organic Program in 1994 and serve as a general outline of the definition of Organic as it will be used in the United States.
Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals, and people. Management practices are carefully selected with an intent to restore and then maintain ecological harmony on the farm, its surrounding environment and ultimately the whole planetary ecosystem.
The Organic Farm Plan is central to demonstrating progressive improvement of practices and measuring evolution of the management system as a whole towards greater sustainability. In this context, record- keeping is a key management tool for identifying problems and successful adaptations.
Protect the environment, minimize pollution, promote health and optimize biological productivity.
The primary goal of organic production systems is optimizing environmental health, human health and biological productivity. Organic producers therefore seek to reduce or eliminate reliance on practices and inputs (natural and synthetic) that may harm soil life, deplete nonrenewable resources, pose a hazard to water and air quality, or threaten the health of farmworkers or consumers.
Replenish and maintain long-term soil fertility by providing optimal conditions for soil biological activity.
The health of the soil is fundamental to the health of the whole system, and may be evaluated by the extent and vitality of its biological activity. "Feed the soil, not the plant," continues to be a primary tenet of ecologically sound soil management. Fertility improvement practices must balance physical, chemical and biological considerations to optimize the quantity and diversity of soil organisms. Such practices may include a combination of crop rotations, rotational grazing of livestock, cover crops, intercropping, green manures, recycling of plant and animal wastes, tillage, and judicious application of essential mineral nutrients.
Maintain diversity within the farming system and its surroundings and protect and develop plant and wildlife habit.
Biological diversity is a key ecological precept, essential to stability and therefore to sustainability. Diversity must be enhanced in every aspect of organic production, including the selection of inputs, crop varieties, livestock breeds, rotation cycles and pest management strategies. The principle of diversity can be similarly applied to personal skills, social interactions, and economic decisions.
Recycle materials and resources to the greatest extent possible within the farm and its surrounding community as part of a regionally organized agricultural system.
Organic systems intensively manage the individual farm system and use biologically-based inputs in preference to petroleum-based inputs. Soil and plant nutrients depleted through cropping and natural leaching are replenished by nutrient sources from within the farm and the surrounding community. Energy expended in transportation, manufacturing and handling of agricultural inputs and products is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
Provide attentive care, that meets both health and behavioral requirements of farm animals.
Farm animals must be managed to prevent health problems through a focus on diet, housing, handling and observation. Organically produced feed, in conjunction with care and living conditions which minimize stress, is the foundation of a health promoting management system. Attentive care for the healthy animal is a fundamental precept of organic livestock management.
Maintain the integrity and nutritional value of organic food and processed products through each step of the process from planting to consumption.
Organically grown food and processed products must be processed, manufactured, and handled to preserve their healthful qualities and maintain the principles of the organic management system. Ingredients, additives and processing aids used in organic processed products must be consistent with the overall principles or organic production. Consumers should be provided with the assurance that products bearing organic labels are certified organic by independent verification from seed through sale.
Develop and adopt new technologies with consideration for their long range social and ecological impact.
New practices, materials and technologies must be evaluated according to established criteria for organic production. It is assumed that organic production systems will progress toward sustainablity over time through technical innovation and social evolution.
Newman's Own Organics Questions & Answers
What type of flour is used in Newman's Own Organics Cookies?
Organic unbleached wheat flour is used in their Newman-O's, Champion Chip Cookies, and Fig Newmans (except the Wheat Free Cookies). Organic brown rice flour, organic corn flour and organic barley four are used in the Wheat Free, Dairy Free Cookies.
Are dairy, soy, peanuts or their derivatives used in Newman's Own Organics cookies?
Fig Newmans are the only cookies that contain dairy. Both the Fat Free and Low Fat contain Non-Fat Dry Milk. Peanut Butter Newman-Os contain peanuts. Additionally, all of their cookies are run on production lines that contain dairy, peanuts or their derivatives, Fig Newmans are run on production lines that contain dairy, tree nuts and peanuts. Newman-Os are run on lines that contain dairy. ABC cookies are run on lines that contain dairy and peanut butter derivatives. Family Recipe Cookies are run on lines that contain dairy, peanut butter and peanut oil derivatives.
What is the organic sugar used in their Family Recipe and Alphabet Cookies?
The sugar is from dehydrated cane juice that goes through a crystallization process. No bone char is used in the processing of their sugar.
Are Newman's Own Organics cookies kosher?
All NOO cookies are kosher. They are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.
What does the OUD on the front of the Newman-Os and ABCs packaging stand for?
Although there is no dairy in these products, the certifying rabbi assigns the OUD symbol to signify that there are dairy materials present in the production facility.
Do they use iodine in Newman's Own Organics cookies?
No, they don't use iodized salt or iodine in any of their cookie products.
Do Newman's Own Organics cookies contain corn or corn by-products?
Corn syrup is present in all the Fig Newmans. Corn starch is added to the powdered sugar used in the creme filling of their Newman-O's. Their Champion Chip Cookies are made with corn syrup solids as well. There is no corn or corn byproducts in any of the ABC cookies except in their Wheat Free/Dairy Free ABC Chocolate Cookies, although other products containing these ingredients are manufactured in their plants.
Is the palm fruit oil they use hydrogenated?
Palm shortening is not hydrogenated and does not contain trans-fatty acids. They use palm fruit which is cold press extracted.
About Newman's Own Organics
Newman's Own Organics was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.
Nell Newman, Co-founder and Pres: Product Development and Marketing.
Peter Meehan, Co-founder and CEO: Sales and Marketing; New Product Opportunities
Certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have been certified by an independent third party. Kosher certification by Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 333 Seventh Avenue, New York.
The front of each product features an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in appropriate costume with an accompanying legend on the package; each variety has a color band or colored packaging for easy identification. .