Newman’s Own® Organics, Aptos, Calif., introduced two new products. Hermits, an old-fashioned soft cookie, and gluten-free Soy Crisps.
Available in original, cinnamon and ginger, Hermits 12-pack cookies retail for $4.29. “Hermits were a family favorite when I was growing up,” said Nell Newman, co-founder and president of the company. The cookie is said to have originated in Colonial New England. “One theory is that hermits were named for their long keeping qualities–better when hidden away like a hermit for several days,” Newman said.
The new Soy Crisps are gluten-free, and made with organic soy and organic rice. The Crisps are available in four varieties: cinnamon sugar, white cheddar, lightly salted and barbecue, and contain 7 to 9 grams of protein, depending on the variety. A 3.3-oz. bag retails for $2.99.
“The Crisps can be used for more than the expected snack,” Newman said. “Use the White Cheddar to add some crunch to tuna fish. If you put them in the food processor for several minutes to create crumbs, they can be used as a breading for baked chicken, or as a flavorful replacement for breadcrumbs in meatballs or meatloaf. Kids love to float them in soup. It’s fun to experiment with different ways to use them.”