|I'm humbled to be in the presence of such a legendary biscuit.
I've often thought that this is as close to spaceman food as the biscuit world has ever got, cause I'm sure you could live on these for months and that their high density and non-crumbly nature would lend themselves to use in the space program.
Now the fig roll I've shown here is a Jacob's fig roll which it self has undergone its share of changes over the years. They used to have ridges on the top which was no good as it lowered the fig to crust ratio, and these have now been sensibly removed. Also, I assume due to their slight curvature they have to be packaged in a plastic tray affair three to a section which I find irksome.
The classic fig roll for me will always the type that came in a little cardboard box with top open and covered in cellophane revealing the fig rolls all end on in one long stack. The biscuits themselves appeared to be sliced from one huge fig roll.
The Americans have something called a Fig Newton. These are knocked out by Nabisco, and have been tailored to American needs, by having the crust's structural integrity reduced to that of sponge cake so that they don't require chewing, and there by allowing the eater a high rate of ingestion.
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