The fig roll is an Egyptian pastry that dates back to ancient Egypt, filled with fig paste. The fig roll is still eaten in Egypt today regularly.
The modern fig roll and its mass popularity can be traced to the development of industrial production by American Charles Roser in 1892, now marketed by Nabisco as the Fig Newton.
... an ideal solution for this problem, until this time fig rolls were still a locally made and hand-produced product ... The mass production of the fig roll was created in 1891 by Philadelphia baker and fig lover Charles Roser, who, in 1892, was awarded a patent for a machine which ... marked the product as the clearly named Fig Newton ...
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