Sunday, June 19, 2011

Newton's Fruit Thins

As part of the FoodBuzz Tastemaker program, I recently received a package of Newton’s Fruit Thins, a new cookie from Nabisco, the makers of Fig Newtons. I have been known to eat an entire package of Fig Newtons in one sitting, so I couldn’t image how they could improve on such a great cookie. But I was more than willing to try these new cookies to see what I thought.

Fruit Thins come in four flavors, Cranberry Citrus Oat, Blueberry Brown Sugar, Chocolate Raspberry and Fig & Honey. When I signed up hoping to receive the cookies, I wished for either the cranberry or fig. No such luck. I got blueberry. I am not a huge fan of blueberries. But when I opened the resealable package, I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma of freshly baked blueberry muffins wafted from the package!

And they taste like blueberry muffins, too! We loved these cookies. Light and crisp, they have somehow captured the essence of a muffin into these yummy cookies. It was difficult not to eat at least half the bag in the taste test. I am a cookie purist and don’t usually make them into other things, but these might make a great crust for a pie or topping for a fruit crisp. Now I can’t wait to try the fig and cranberry flavors. That’s all I need – more good cookies to tempt me!

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