Seems as if I need to revisit figs. The entire sum total of my lifetime experiences with figs consists of them in newton form twice. I know that's not a fair assessment of figs, but it's that whole psychological barrier. Whenever I hear the word fig I immediately think of fig newtons and that effectively kills my interest.
Kinda like if you eat something then get sick, even if that food wasn't what made you sick, your brain starts associating that food with something to avoid.
So in short blame Nabisco...