Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Bar 54% Dark - 2.25 oz.
Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Bar 54% Dark is inspired by their love of chocolate; they searched for a source of organic cocoa beans to make a rich, flavorful chocolate and they found it! Their new Signature Series line of Chocolate Bars is formulated with some of the finest Certified Organic chocolate they've ever tasted, made from cocoa beans grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Newman's Own chocolate bars will be available in two sizes: 3.25-ounce and 2.25-ounce, in the following flavors:
- Dark Chocolate
- Super Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa
- Mocha Milk Chocolate
- Milk Chocolate
- Espresso Dark Chocolate
- Orange Dark Chocolate
The Rainforest Alliance Certified
seal guarantees that the cocoa in our Signature Series was grown on farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainable farming, protecting soil, waterways and wildlife habitat as well as the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.
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
Does their chocolate liquor contain alcohol?
Their chocolate liquor does not contain any alcohol, in fact the contents are cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Chocolate liquor is merely a roasted cocoa bean that has been pulverized into a liquid form.
Is the organic vanilla used in their chocolate bars and cups gluten and wheat free?
Yes, the grain used in the alcohol base for their vanilla is GE-free Corn grain. It contains no wheat, wheat gluten, barley, spelt, oats or rye.
Do they use slave labor in producing their chocolate?
They have confirmed in writing that the cocoa products they purchase have been produced on farms that treat their workers fairly, and pay them a fair wage. Their suppliers do not and will not support any farms or plantations that mistreat children and adults or engage in "Slave Trade Practices".
I received a pack of Peanut Butter Cups that only had 2 cups instead of 3, why?
As part of their production, the trays are hand packed, bulked off and then fed into a wrapping machine. On a rare occasion, a cup may pop out of the tray just prior to being wrapped causing an empty cavity to be present. In an effort to prevent this from happening they have increased their quality control on this line with additional checks and balances. In addition, they are implementing an additional level of weight checking to validate the increased quality control measures.
I received chocolate with air holes, why?
Because their products are organic it lacks all the emulsifiers that make it smooth out like an ordinary non-organic product; therefore when it settles into the mold, it doesn't "settle out" into all the ridges of that mold with as much evenness as a non-organic product. There may be bars with one end slightly thicker than the other because of this settling as well.
What is the caffeine content in their Espresso Dark Chocolate Bars?
The caffeine content in their Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar 1.2 oz is 23.95 milligrams/bar and 71 milligrams/bar for their 2.8oz Espresso Chocolate bar.
Do their Peanut Butter Cups contain trans fat?
No, their Peanut Butter Cups do not contain trans fat. Trans fat is a component of hydrogenated fats. It is a separate category of fats from saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. In their Peanut Butter Cups, the total fat is 12 grams, saturated fat is 6 grams the remaining fat is a mix of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
In their Milk Chocolate Bars, does the milk used contain growth hormones or antibiotics?
According to their supplier, no growth hormones or antibiotics are ever given to their cows.
What type of sugar is used in their chocolate?
They use powdered evaporated cane juice in their chocolate.
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.