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Oct 6, 2013

Review: Trader Joe's - Cinnamon Rolls

Trader Joe's Cinnamon Rolls are slightly flaky with a light drizzle of icing on top.

The 12-ounce box of four was $3.49.

You should always heat these up. They can be a little chewy and hard if you don't. A toaster oven is your best bet. If you're in a hurry a microwave will do as well.

The rolls were a little dry but otherwise had a somewhat flaky and tasty buttery crumb. They are fairly squat and flat compared to other cinnamon rolls you might find.

I usually find the full-on blanket on some supermarket cinnamon rolls to be a bit excessive. Trader Joe's light drizzle is enough to add a welcome sweetness without a saccharine flood.

There's a decent amount of sweet cinnamon flavor in the roll's rings, but the outermost layer lacks a little in the cinnamon department. There's some brown sugar thrown in for a slight note of caramel.

Overall, Trader Joe's Cinnamon Rolls make for a pretty nice breakfast or snack and a huge step up from supermarket rolls (which are more like bread than pastry). There's just enough desired sugar and cinnamon in these buttery pastries.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Cinnamon Rolls
Serving Size - 1 roll (85g)
Calories - 320 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 270mg
Carbs - 42g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 4g


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