National Fig Newton Day
Today is National Fig Newton Day! Popular myth has it that Nabisco's chewy cookies were named after Sir Isaac Newton. In reality, they were named after their birthplace of Newton, Massachusetts. Did you know that these cookies are made in over 5 varieties aside from original fig, including strawberry, apple & cinnamon, sweet peach & apricot, and triple berry?
This popular snack food was created by the Kennedy biscuit Works located in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. They were known for naming many of their cookie after neighboring towns - the "Newton" in Fig Newton is a nod to the nearby town. They rank as the 3rd most popular cookie in the United States, with over 1 billion eaten each year!
To celebrate this holiday, open up a fresh pack of them to enjoy as a snack, or as a sweet ending to your meal!
- January 16, 2023 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day