Feb 28, 2015

Review: Lunchables - Cinnamon Roll Dippers

Lunchables Cinnamon Roll Dippers feature three mini cinnamon rolls with a packet of frosting and some raisins.

I got a 3.15-oz box for $1 on sale.

These seem like an odd option considering you can buy an individually-packaged honey bun for usually a dollar or less (no sale required). I guess the draw is the raisins, which you can sorta stick onto the rolls, and the frosting, which you can apply yourself.

While the box proudly states, "Fun to eat. No need to heat," straight out of the fridge, the rolls were hard and the frosting had a solid somewhat elastic quality. I'm guessing these are meant to be eaten at room temperature? Microwave instructions are included so that might be the way to go as long as you're somewhere you have access to one (we didn't have microwaves for the students when I was a kid; I don't know if that's any different now).

Regardless, I ate one cold. It was a bit stale feeling with the firmness and the frosting didn't really adhere. I don't think you'd be able to actually dip them cold.

Other than that there was the requisite light cinnamon flavor and sweet sugary icing. They weren't terribly sweet but I prefer eating the rolls without the frosting as the cinnamon flavor is more prominent that way.

I ended up toasting the other two. Toasting is definitely the way to go. Heating them up gives the cinnamon rolls just a slight bit of a crust while the insides turn soft and warm. There's a bit of that fresh-baked feeling.

The raisins were okay. A little on the sweet side but moist rather than dry.

Overall, Lunchables Cinnamon Roll Dippers were actually pretty nice warmed up, but barely edible cold. While more expensive than a honey bun from Little Debbie or Hostess, they're not as messy and heat up better.

Nutritional Info -Lunchables Cinnamon Roll Dippers (89g)
Calories - 300 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 240mg
Carbs - 52g (Sugar - 31g)
Protein - 4g

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