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Old 10-30-2018, 07:11 PM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Originally Posted by Sundaydrive00 View Post
If they're good, what's the problem?
I don't know if they're good. I never had one.

The problem is that "Fig Newton" should be sacrosanct. For over 100 years, the only adjective that modified "Newton" in the food world was "Fig". It became as if it were one word. It's Americana, a thread in the weave of our very society. Now you want to wedge "Cranberry" in front of Newton? It's just wrong.

I bet they ARE good, though.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:21 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Granted, but don't you think the number of new variations is exploding these days? Much more so than in my lifetime previously. It's a growing trend, and one I don't like. But then, I'm a purist.
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I totally understand. Especially M&Ms!
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I LOVE all the M&M varieties! Keep 'em coming, I say!!
I like the new
Pretzel and Crunchy Mint M&Ms flavors in particular.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I don't know if they're good. I never had one.

The problem is that "Fig Newton" should be sacrosanct. For over 100 years, the only adjective that modified "Newton" in the food world was "Fig". It became as if it were one word. It's Americana, a thread in the weave of our very society. Now you want to wedge "Cranberry" in front of Newton? It's just wrong.

I bet they ARE good, though.
OMG, it's not wrong, the second I saw the words cranberry newton my interest perked right up!
I might even take the time to actually look for those next time I'm in the store. Fig newtons hold no sex appeal for me anymore, lol.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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Spin-offs don't bother me. If they're good I'll eat them. If they're not, I won't.
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:59 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It is fine when a company issues an iteration on their tried and true products to test the market and potentially expand their line, or to create something new entirely, but I agree with OP on Oreos.

There is a ridiculous number of Oreo flavors coming out. Roast turkey and oyster stuffing Oreos anyone?
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:00 AM
 
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I don't know if they're good. I never had one.

The problem is that "Fig Newton" should be sacrosanct. For over 100 years, the only adjective that modified "Newton" in the food world was "Fig". It became as if it were one word. It's Americana, a thread in the weave of our very society. Now you want to wedge "Cranberry" in front of Newton? It's just wrong.

I bet they ARE good, though.
I hope this is a joke.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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I totally understand. Especially M&Ms! It seems this is happening with everything not just food. There are so many choices it can be overwhelming for some people. There's so much competition companies need to appeal to more people. Doesn't work for me
Studies have proven that more choice actually makes people less happy. Also...is nothing sacred?
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Doesn't bother me. But it does create some dishes that just don't appeal to me at all. Lobster mac and cheese and lobster ravioli - what a waste of lobster meat. Lots of the special coffee flavors that Starbucks comes out with - it's coffee, not a milk shake. And so forth.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:50 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I hope this is a joke.
Of course it is. Now that I'm 60, I have to affect the persona of Cranky Old Woman Who Resists Change. It's in the rules.

I will probably try the cranberry ones. I love cranberry.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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Doesn't bother me. But it does create some dishes that just don't appeal to me at all. Lobster mac and cheese and lobster ravioli - what a waste of lobster meat. Lots of the special coffee flavors that Starbucks comes out with - it's coffee, not a milk shake. And so forth.
Ok, I sampled the lobster ravioli, which costs $18 for one frozen bag, at Costco a few weeks ago. It was DIVINE! Easy and quick to prepare, and easily the best use of lobster meat I have ever had, outside of eating a fresh caught lobster in a seaside New England restaurant. Every bit as good as the best lobster bisque.
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