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February 15, 2006

100% Whole Grain Fig Newtons — A sign of the apocalypse

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Is nothing sacred?

After years of battering at the gates with reduced fat, low–fat and no–fat iterations of one of the world's great snack food classics, Nabisco has finally caved in.

Witness the grotesque new product pictured above.

Yuck.

Read more here about the why.

Blecch.

February 15, 2006 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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I much prefer the complex taste of whole grains over white stuff... just a personal preference though. If you are the type that loves wonder bread and sprite and think applebee's, ruby tuesdays, and golden corral are the best restaurants in the country, then you probably should stick to regular fig newtons. Oh, and enjoy a shorter life full of medical ailments.

Posted by: nurtitionist | Feb 6, 2008 12:58:08 PM

At first I wasn't sure if I would like them, but now I can't imagine going back to the original fig newtons! The whole grain is awesome!

Posted by: Christian | Mar 27, 2007 3:50:05 PM

Grotesque? I find the crust on the traditional Newton gummy and bland. I'll take the trend of less processed ingredients over the additive laden crap sold under the "low fat" and "sugar free" banners any day.

Posted by: Matthew Berg | Mar 8, 2007 6:00:41 PM

I am eating them right now, and they taste great!

Posted by: BB | Feb 23, 2006 12:13:34 PM

What?! So you're against eating grains that haven't been stripped of all nutritional value? The whole grain crust isn't bland and gooey enough for you? Talk about your blechh. If you're going to eat a sugar bomb do yourself the slightest favor and eat the whole grain version. Bon appetit!

Posted by: Veggie Gal | Feb 16, 2006 2:56:01 AM

Fig Newtons have always been yuck in my book. These are even yucker.

Posted by: riannan | Feb 15, 2006 9:18:09 PM

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