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Old 11-01-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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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.
But arenít the originals still available? Actually, I think the original Fig Newtons are different than the cookies I ate when I was a kid. Or, maybe when I had one, it did not taste as good to me because my tastes have changed?
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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Granted, but don't think 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.
Yeah, but so? Let other people enjoy them.

Why don't you like people having choices?
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Granted, but don't think 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.
I don't notice more of them. I can remember iterations of these things, from breakfast cereal to beer, as long as I remember being cognizant of food brands.

What I do roll my eyes at are trends/ingredients that come into vogue, then get played out far and beyond their original intent or focus.

I don't want low carb pretzels. Turning Greek Yogurt into cheesecake flavored cups isn't making your sweet habit healthier. Etc...

But brands/flavors? Nah, so long as I can get my original oreos.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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But arenít the originals still available? Actually, I think the original Fig Newtons are different than the cookies I ate when I was a kid. Or, maybe when I had one, it did not taste as good to me because my tastes have changed?
I think a lot of products use cheaper ingredients than they used to. The taste of many of my old favorites has noticeably changed (and not for the better) although, of course, our tastes also change over time.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:11 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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But arenít the originals still available? Actually, I think the original Fig Newtons are different than the cookies I ate when I was a kid. Or, maybe when I had one, it did not taste as good to me because my tastes have changed?
Yes, the originals exist.

I thought the same. I think they are dryer now. But maybe it is also that my tastes have changed.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Yes, the originals exist.

I thought the same. I think they are dryer now. But maybe it is also that my tastes have changed.
Less moisture=longer shelf life.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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Yeah, but so? Let other people enjoy them.

Why don't you like people having choices?
I think too much choice reduces the quality of life even if most people erroneously believe that it enhances it, erodes tradition, and cheapens the overall experience. I also think the employees who come up with these ideas are laughing at us for buying them. But just my humble opinion.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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Well that's a first ... someone who thinks that having more choices is a bad thing.

Makes no sense to me.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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Well that's a first ... someone who thinks that having more choices is a bad thing.

Makes no sense to me.
Maybe not to you, but it does to scientists who have researched it and proven this. Having too many choices make us more dissatisfied and unhappy.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Maybe not to you, but it does to scientists who have researched it and proven this. Having too many choices make us more dissatisfied and unhappy.
Definitely not me. I'm thankful for choices. Because I know that what some people like, I may not care for, and vice versa. More choices = more people happy.
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