Newtons Fruit Thins Review
Look, how can say NO to a chance of reviewing a cookie (or more)? And how can you relax better than sitting down on a summer afternoon, with a bag of Newton Fruit Thins, a real espresso, and a laptop ready for the review? It doesn’t happen often so might as well dig in… Literally.
Not sure about you but there’s a certain short-circuit going on in my brain between the thickness and the crunchiness of what defines a cookie. For some reason anything that is thicker than 5-7 mm and crispy, I develop an instant repulsion. There’s no need to use extra jaw muscle to try taking a bite of a crispy cookie. So having “Thins” in their name and a proper 5 mm thickness, the Newtons successfully passed my definition of a cookie with a pleasant texture as all thin cookies should have.
The ones I received were the Blueberry Brown Sugar Newtons Fruit Thins, although there are three more flavors:
- Cranberry Citrus Oat
- Chocolate Raspberry
- Fig & Honey
The very first thing I noticed while opening the bag was a very defined and inviting true blueberry aroma, instead of other who-knows-what preservatives or artificial smells. In other words, there’s nothing artificial tickling your nose sensors like high fructose corn syrup and the like. If you are familiar (and you should be) with blueberry waffles aroma in the morning, you know exactly what I am talking about.
What does one expect in a cookie? I mean what expectations are setup in your mind between the time you reach for it on the plate and the first bite? True flavor, sublime taste, great texture, balanced sweetness, not overpowering, minimal crumb waste, would be some of the qualities I am looking forward to taste in a true cookie. If you can imagine a cross between the above mentioned blueberry waffles, a field trip to a blueberry farm and a thin scone, you might just be able to get a hold of what I am trying to convey. Of course the best way is to go out and try that for yourself then come back and leave a comment below of your impressions!
The Blueberry Brown Sugar Newtons Fruit Thins are made with real blueberry (you can actually see and taste the blueberry chunks), and with real brown sugar. If your health conscious mindset keeps you back from anything that has “cookie” in its name, be at peace since these have 8 grams of whole grains added, and 140 calories/serving so there’s really nothing to keep you back from a great snack!
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received one bag of Blueberry and Brown Sugar Newton Fruit Thins.