Fig Newtons | New England By the Numbers
Yankee Plus Dec 2015
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January date known to snack enthusiasts as National Fig Newton Day
number of years Fig Newtons were called “cakes”—not marketed as “cookies” until 1982
year Kennedy Biscuit Co. (now Nabisco) of Cambridge, MA, began producing the fig-filled confection
base monthly rent to live amid baking history today: an 862-square-foot Cambridge loft, once home to Kennedy Biscuit Co.
length in inches of the cookie served at the 1991 centennial celebration in Newton, MA—the city for which the cookie is named
number of product versions available today under the Newtons brand
Fig Newtons consumed on March 26, 2005, by Martin Tighe of Attleboro, Mass., to fuel his Guinness World Record for most miles (85.83) run on a treadmill over 12 hours
New Englanders’ ranking among the nation’s consumers of Newtons cookies
year “Fig” is dropped from the brand name; free of the laxative/geriatric undertone of “Fig,” sales of Newtons are energized
years after they came into production, Newtons remain a top 10 seller among Nabisco cookies
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