I don’t care if the figs came from an ancient African jungle, or if the whole grains were harvested from the virgin coasts of Antarctica. Why is Nabisco trying to pimp out some “healthy” Whole Grain Fig Newtons when these cookies contain a bastard of trilogy of sugar, corn syrup AND high fructose corny-ness?
For what and for why? It’s like paying money to get punched in the face 3 times and spat on. Unless you’re into that whole S&M thing, do you really want that kind of aggravation?
But it’s really too bad, because the whole grain covering is very impressive. The look and outside taste of the cookie with its “whole grain wheat flour” main ingredient is definitely the real deal. I want more of that part, but Mr. Newton screwed up on the cookie’s figgy guts, including a strange aftertaste the that regular Fig Newtons don’t have.
Sure, you can taste the fig, but the hyperactivity of the sweetness will have you begging to be pummeled with a power washer. You can’t even enjoy the damn thing. I’d be willing to allow this as a sweet indulgence if it ONLY contained sugar, but it’s got too many BS ingredients for me to be wasting my greedy on.
- Price Paid: $4.29
- Serving Size: 2 cookies
- Calories: 100
- Fat Calories: 20
- Total Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 110mg
- Carbs: 22g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 13g
- Protein: 1g
REACTIONS FROM THE TASTE TEST CREW
Health-hater Husband: But I like it. It’s pretty good, yo!
Greedy Kid #2: I hate Fig Newtons. Hold it – are you gonna write that, Mom? The company might read it.
Greedy Kid #3: Can I spit it out now?
Yum UP! to: Childish food-spitters.
Yuck Down to: Hyperactive cookies.