Jan 16 - Geezer's Blog - National Fig Newton Day

The Bottom Line: Sweet facts about Fig Newtons.

The Full Story:

  • Until the 19th century, many physicians were convinced that most illnesses were associated to digest problems and suggested a daily dose of biscuits and fruits. The solution was fig rolls, according to nationalcalender.com.
  • The cookies are now made in many varieties: original fig, strawberry, apple & cinnamon, sweet peach & apricot, and triple berry.
  • Fig Newton’s is characterized by it’s original and unique, square shape.
  • Fig Newton’s were originally called “Newton”. Nationalcalenderday.com also writes, once Kennedy Biscuit Company and New York Biscuit company merged, Newtons became “Fig Newtons.”
  • National Fig Newton Day is an unofficial holiday.
  • Over one billion Fig Newtons are eaten every year, according to punchbowl.com.
  • Charles Roser created the fig newton recipe.
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