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A siginifican part of Newman's legacy lies with "Newman's Own Organics," a subsidiary that the actor's daughter, Nell, launched in 1993. Like the original Newman's Own, the organics division prominently features the actor and donates its profits to charity. Beyond that, the company's organic bent has allowed it to develop a loyal fan base, even among those who weren't initially attracted by Newman's involvement. Newman's Own Organics has become, like Annie's Naturals or Dr. Bronner's, one of the few brand names that inspires recognition and trust among organic consumers.
Last night, a friend offered me a taste of a Newman's Own Organic Sweet Dark Chocolate Espresso Bar. I've typically been quite happy with Newman's Own products and always feel good about buying them since Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation donate all profits and royalties after taxes for educational and charitable purposes.
I've had many different chocolate bars that contain espresso. Before the Newman's, my most recent chocolate espresso bar experience was a Vere Chocolate Espresso Anise bar which was unbelievably good. I point this out so you know I'm not just an espresso hater.
Typically, espresso chocolate bars have a deep chocolate flavor with a small, lingering coffee flavor. In some cases, they have a slight crunch where there are pieces of coffee beans in the bar.
In Newman's case, however, the espresso flavor was so overpowering that it completely hid the flavor of the chocolate. I felt like I was having a full shot of espresso with one small chocolate square. Something was way off about the flavor proportions. I like to taste my chocolate.
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