Newman's Own Organic Hermits Original
reviewed by Lisa Thompson
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Hermits are a “spicy” and chewy cookie that originated in New England during Colonial times. It is rumored that they are named hermits, however, for their long shelf life, and that they are “better when hidden away like a hermit for a few days”.
They come in 3 different flavors, Original, Cinnamon and Ginger. I tried the Cinnamon variety of the 3. They resemble fig newtons in a way, and are approximately the same size and shape. They have huge sugar crystals on the top, that almost look like granules of salt. When you bite into them, oh wow, it is such a nice experience. I’m a fan of fig newtons, but these are so much better. They are made with figs (not to be confused with Newman’s Own Organic Fig Newmans), and had a deep, chewy consistency, which I hold the molasses, fig, and raisins responsible for. There was a nice “spice” to them, mainly from the cinnamon. They weren’t overpoweringly sweet, but just sweet enough. The perfect compliment would be a nice cold glass of milk or even tea if you wanted to have something with them. I really thought the sugar crystals on top added a nice touch, even a tiny bit of a crunch to the cookie.