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Newman-O's: Like Oreos, but Healthier

Newman-O's: Like Oreos, but Healthier

Who didn't fall in love with Oreos as a kid? They are a symbol of childhood foods, along with Wonder Bread. Unfortunately, they are just a memory for me now; I waved bye-bye to all that unhealthy food of my childhood.

Now, that is not to say I still don't get a hankering for an Oreo, but lucky for me (and you if you like an edible version of memory lane to satisfy your sweet tooth) there are Newman-O's, a healthier alternative.

While a cookie is still a cookie and not the most optimal food on the planet, these Newman-O's are slightly better for you and they taste just like Oreos. I think I actually prefer the Newman-O creamy center since it doesn't taste fake like Oreos do. Maybe because Oreos are made with high fructose corn syrup and artificial vanilla. Newman-O's are made with organic sugar and contain no partially hydrogenated oils or trans fat. Oreos have a little disclaimer on their website that says if a product has less than .5g of trans fat, they can write "0g trans fat" on their label. How misleading is that?

Another great thing about Newman-O's is that they're made with organic unbleached flour. Oreos are made with enriched wheat flour. You know what that means? It's highly processed, stripped of its nutrients, and then some of the nutrients are added back in, just so they can say it's "enriched." I frown upon their sneaky ways.

Oreos may be less expensive than Newmnan-O's, but they're also made with cheaper, less-nourishing ingredients. Want to see how they compare nutritionally? Then

Serving Size 1 oz (2.5 cookies) 1 oz (2 cookies)
Calories 134 160
Total Fat 5.8g 4.5g
Saturated Fat 1.7g 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg mg
Sodium 159mg 85mg
Carbs 20.9g 20g
Fiber .8g 1g
Sugar 11.7g 10g
Protein 1.7g 2g

Fit's Tips: There isn't a dramatic difference nutritionally, but there's a HUGE difference in their ingredients. Now I'm not saying that Newman-O's are the healthiest thing on the planet, but at least it's good to know that there's a healthier alternative out there for the Oreo-lovers in all of us.

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renaimarie renaimarie 10 years
Newman-O's taste SO much better. A cookie is a cookie- but I can't say that I ever crave Oreos. They also have ginger and chocolate mint flavors that are absolutely amazing.
PinkNC PinkNC 10 years
I don't think so. You cannot replace the Oreo. And who would really want too. It feels too good to you, even though you know you should not have eaten those 10, when you initally said that you would only eat 2..ok 3...maybe 4. Healthier or not when it comes to replacements, you know we'll always love the original.
talrocks talrocks 10 years
I am so exctied to try these! I have cut oreos out of my world as well so will be looking for these new treats!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 10 years
I only liked the inside of the oreos anyways! I hate chocolate, so I am really not BUMMED that oreos are so horrible for you!
madison63 madison63 10 years
i LOOOOOOOVE these cookies especially because i don't get that icky, slimy feeling on my tongue after I've eaten Oreos or anything with hydrogenated oils in it. they also have just the cookies without the cream which is what i prefer. i used to twist an Oreo and eat the part that had almost no cream on it. then i'd twist another one, do the same, and then stick the two that had the cream filling and leave a nice surprise for whoever was going to eat it after me. but Newman's Tops and Bottoms doesn't require all that extra work for me anymore!
selenasuha selenasuha 10 years
My daughter has always eaten healthier cookie alternatives such as Newmans O's and Champion Chip cookies. She is so thouroughly disgusted by the taste of Oreos. The last time she tried one (at a party) she literally gagged and told me it was like "sweet crisco between gnarly chocolate dustboard" LOL! I think that taste is really something we acquire and the Oreos are good to certain people becuase they have a pleasant memory attached or have just become used to it as what it "should" taste like. Try Newman's Champion Chip cookies or Ginger O's. No, they are not "healthy" but they have quality ingredients without corn syrup and chemicals.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
rachelattack - you're right - cookies are not exactly healthy for you, but the Newman O's ingredients are healthier than the Oreos, so they're a better choice (not better than an apple or handful of walnuts though).
rachelattack rachelattack 10 years
The nutritional benefits of eating Newman's over Oreos are so minute it's almost a joke. If you're looking to be healthier, you're going to have to cut back on cookies, end of story. If you're between these two options, I'd buy Oreos because of the price. The nutritional benefits of each are pretty much the same. It's a gimmick. To be healthier, eat healthier.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Hey Jude - that's true about the charity. Another great reason to love Newman-O's.
A_Kat A_Kat 10 years
I agree. It just maybe worth the switch because most of their profits go to charity!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
They don't taste exactly the same but i have had them (Gluten free ones) and they are pretty good - nothing beats an Oreo though..If your gonna do it go all the way, that's my motto!!
SU3 SU3 10 years
They taste just like Oreo's!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
i've tried things to substitute my oreo cravings, but nothing come close
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
To be clear--- THESE ARE NOT NOT NOT GOOD FOR YOU. they are just the lesser of two evils. Which, give how bad oreo's are for you isn't saying much. And to be honest the way i see it is I would rather just eat healthy- and then if i am going to have an oreo it would be such a rare treat that I am going for the real deal. Though I do love Newman products commitment to charity-- and feed my dog his dog food.
HeyJude HeyJude 10 years
I love Newman-O's. Plus their Vegan, so I can eat them, I think there better than Oreo's. Plus Newman Own's gives a larger amount of money to charity. :)
the-clam the-clam 10 years
Maybe if they sold them in packs of 2. No way can I have a bag of cookies lying around.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I agree with Seraphim. I love me some double-stuff oreos and allow myself to indulge every now and then. If you're gonna throw cookies into your diet, throw in the really bad ones!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'll have to give them a try! Sometimes I just need an Oreo. :)
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
They had these out for samples once at Whole Foods. They were really yummy! Very similar to Oreo's.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
Oh good now I have a craving for Oreos. What's the cost difference? I usually end up paying more for healthy.
Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
i'm sorry, but an oreo is oreo there are no substitutions!!! :)
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