The Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting that I have been regularly attending for the past couple of years features a nice karma and a diverse group of attendees. This meeting also regularly offers an ever – changing selection of food items to be enjoyed along with the ubiquitous AA coffee pot. This week, somebody brought in a package of Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies. That was the first time I had ever seen or heard of creme – filled ginger cookies and I really wanted to try them.
By the end of the meeting, almost the entire package of Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies was eaten. I ate several of the cookies and decided that they would be a good product to review. Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is one food writer’s product review of Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies.
Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies are available in nine ounce and 16 ounce packages. The size being reviewed here is the 16 ounce package, which contains approximately 16 two – cookie servings. In physical size, each cookie measures approximately 1.5 inches across.
Unfortunately, I could not access accurate retail price information regarding Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies.
The texture of Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies is similar to most other creme – filled sandwich cookies, except harder. Right away, I noticed how hard these cookies were and broke the cookies in half with my hands, rather than bite down on them. The creme filling in these cookies is smooth and creamy and provides a nice contrast to the wafers.
Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies contain 120 calories, with 40 calories from fat, per two cookie serving. These cookies also contain 2 grams of saturated fat, 4.5 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 150 mg of sodium, 19 grams total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 10 grams of sugars and 1 gram of protein, per two cookie serving.
Taste / Flavor
Firstly, I must state that overall, these cookies are quite tasty. But, the words ‘balance’ and ‘acquired taste’ keep popping into my mind when I eat these cookies. Upon first bite, I like the mini – rush of ginger flavor and the ginger flavor keeps on going. They don’t taste overly sweet and perhaps the low sugar content helps to accentuate the strong ginger flavor that these cookies possess.
These cookies are a great alternative to Oreos and other chocolate and vanilla creme – filled cookies. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate the flavor of Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies an 8.5.
These cookies are packaged in a divided, clear plastic tray. The tray is covered with an attractively – designed wrapper that is primarily burnt orange – ginger and white in color. The front label features a photo of actor Paul Newman and daughter Nell reenacting the iconic “American Gothic” painting pose, alongside an illustration of two of the cookies. The package opens easily and re – closes effectively and the rear label lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.
These cookies pose a challenge, when it comes to overall rating. I love the idea of creme – filled ginger cookies and I think it is a progressive idea to offer this product. Having eaten several of the Newman’s Own Organics Ginger-O’s Cookies, I think that they are tasty, but the ginger flavor does take some getting used to. I think it would be easy to become a big fan of these cookies, however. Their taste is definitely unique and I think, an idea whose time has come.
These interesting and exciting cookies are stocked and sold at food retailers across America and are recommended by this food writer.
Personal experience with the product