Tuesday, April 07, 2009

FBO: 'Fig Bars Week (Part 1)'


The FBO knows.

Figs are old world, pecked on by Egyptians and Greeks while pondering war, philosophy, Doric columns and togas. But fig bars -- that is, fig paste inserted into cookies and then eaten -- is full-blooded American. The first date from the late 19th century, when a Philadelphian sold his invention to Nabisco, which named the cookie after their Boston suburban location: Newton.

We devote this week to different types of FIG BARS, beginning with Whole Wheat Fig Newtons.

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wendy said...

I had no idea the Fig Newton was named for Newton, MA. Newton was the next town over from where I grew up and our high school rivals, etc. So out of hometown pride, I will not choose Fig Newtons in the future in favor of other fig bars, such as the a Fig Brookline, a Fig Oakland or an Higo Santiago de Chile.

THE FBO said...

The FBO is here, primarily, to educate.