The snack that had our backs! Holy Fig Newton! Did you know it's Fig Newton day? That's right, every January 16th is the honorary day of the Fig Newton. It is made to give praise and thanks to the snack that has quite possibly supported us since all of our childhood.
History of Fig Newtons
This revolutionary snack was crafted by Charles Roser, a Philadelphian baker with a love for figs. He invented the baked good in 1891, when he put the fig filling into a thick pastry dough then through a machine that would cut the pastry. The recipe was then purchased by Kennedy Biscuit Company, who began to mass produce the pastry good. In 1891, the first Fig Newtons were baked at the F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery. The pastries got their name from the town in which they were invented, this town called "Newton, Massachusetts." Since then, the snack has been the 3rd most consumed cookie in the U.S.
Fig Newtons have been a part of the American culture for centuries since their invention. Let us come together to observe the memories the cookie has brought. From the long trips in the car, to the shared snack over the table, Fig Newtons have not only brought delicious cookies to our mouths, they have also brought our hearts together as families.