Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Nell Newman: selling coffee. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo
Nell Newman, a daughter of Paul Newman, went to a McDonald’s in Hartford today to promote the latest product in the Westport-based Newman’s Own Organics line—coffee.
“My father always found the whole McDonald’s business interesting,” said the 50-year-old Newman, casually dressed in slacks and sneakers as she posed for pictures and talked to customers who had stopped in for free food and coffee, reported the Hartford Courant.
“He never took us there because he thought the burgers he cooked on the grill were the best.”
An organic-food lover who became interested in natural foods as a youngster growing up in Westport, Newman has taken over the leadership of the company founded by her father and his friend and partner, A.E. Hotchner.
Royalties from the coffee sales, will, like other Newman’s Own products, will be donated to the Newman’s Own Foundation, she said.
The Associated Press used the occasion to conduct an interview with her, recounting her father’s often repeated remark that if his trademark blue eyes turned brown, his career might be in jeopardy.
Nell Newman also told the AP her father was delighted to learn he was on Richard Nixon’s enemies list and saved a document that attested to the fact.
“He was tickled pink and framed it,” Newman said.
Paul Newman died a year ago at age 83 at his Westport home.
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I’m glad to hear that Nell Newman is introducing organic coffee to the Newman’s Own line. The coffee will be a great way to wake myself up in the morning but will also support charity at the same time. I’ve had Newman’s Own organic tea in the past and it’s great, although I can’t always find it in the stores. I’ll look forward to more organic products in their line as time goes on.