My family likes Fig Newtons and when I saw these cookies at the store, I decided we needed to try them out. Fruit Thins aren’t a thing like Fig Newtons, except that they have nutritional value and are tasty like Newtons. Some of the ingredients in these thins are whole grain flour, oats, dry blueberries, flax-seed and fructose. The box of Fruit Thins advertises 8 grams of whole grain per serving.
When I opened the package, there was a strong banana bread aroma. Pleasant, but not what I expected with a blueberry brown sugar cookie. The cookies had a cracker appearance and crispy texture. When I tasted them, the flavor was distinctly blueberry, like the Special K Kelloggs blueberry fruit crisps. The blueberry flavor is very fruity and sweet; not green or fresh. I loved the mouth feel of the cookie: crispy with nice chewy berries and crunchy pieces of grains. Newton Fruit Thins are healthier that the Kelloggs Special K bars I buy the kids for breakfast. Fruit thins would be a better alternative as a breakfast treat.
My youngest daughter & I have eaten one-third of the package in two days and I’m not sure if the rest of the household will get a chance to try these delicious cookies. Personally, I enjoy them with a warm drink of hot tea or coffee.
I really like the closure on the package, there is a long metal tie on the end and you just roll it down and tuck in the ends to seal it. Perfect for maintaining the crispy texture. I’m impressed with this cookie on its flavor, texture, price and wholesomeness. There are also several other flavors that I need to try: cranberry citrus oat, chocolate raspberry and fig & honey. I’m glad I decided to try something new.