Mon Jan 16th

National Fig Newton Day

On January 16th annually honors a delectable pastry enjoyed around the country.

Newtons, A Nabisco's trademarked fig roll, are a pastry filled with fig paste. Fig Newtons have an unusual and characteristic shape that has been adopted by several competitors, including generic fig bars.

Many physicians believed most illnesses were related to digestion disorders up until the 19th century. They suggested a daily intake of biscuits and fruit as a remedy. Fig rolls, a locally made handmade product, served as the ideal answer to their advice.

In 1891, Philadelphia baker and fig-lover Charles Roser invented and patented the device, which turned fig paste into a thick pastry dough. Roser's recipe was purchased by the Cambridgeport, MA-based Kennedy Biscuit Company, who later purchased Roser's recipe. After purchasing the recipe, they began mass production. They made the first Fig Newtons baked at the F. A. Kennedy Steam Bakery in 1891. Newton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, The company named the pastries after the town of Newton, Massachusetts.

The Kennedy Biscuit Company and the New York Biscuit company merged to form Nabisco after becoming closely affiliated, shortly after becoming closely associated. Fig Newtons were the fig rolls that were trademarked by the new company.

How to celebrate #nationalfignewtonday

Make your own or enjoy a Fig Newton, fig roll. This delectable bar is favored by people of all ages. It comes in many flavors, but fig seems to be the most popular. Enjoy it with coffee, tea, or juice.

We even found a delectable dish for you to try and share.

Fresh Fig Newtons

To post on social media, use #NationalFigNewtonDay.

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Fig newton FAQ

Q. Is a Fig Newton a cookie?

A. The box in the United States is labeled a cookie. They are branded a biscuit in the United Kingdom. But that's less about the Fig Newton and more about language. However, some people think they are fruit-filled cakes. So, even though a biscuit company made the trademarked fig rolls, you can still call them a cookie.

Does Fig Newtons come in other flavors? Q. Is Fig Newtons available in other colors?

A. Funny you should ask. In 2012, Nabisco dropped the word "Fig" from the product's name. Since then, strawberry, peach, and apple have all hit the shelves, including strawberry, peach, and apple.