Feb 19, 2016

Review: Starbucks - Cinnamon Morning Bun

Starbucks' Cinnamon Morning Bun features single-origin Sumatran cinnamon swirled around flaky, buttery pastry, sprinkled with sugar on top.

The Cinnamon Morning Bun replaces Starbucks' previous La Boulange Morning Bun at the same price point ($2.45). Like that version, it's a morning bun-cinnamon roll hybrid. Unfortunately for the morning bun fan in me, it also leans heavily towards the cinnamon roll side of the equation.

The new version distinguishes itself with a heavy crust of table and brown sugar on top that's good enough for a heartily crunchy shell. Beyond that there are light notes of cinnamon and butter and a crumb that's more bread-y than flaky.

They also got rid of the orange notes of the old version.

Overall, Starbucks' Cinnamon Morning Bun isn't too different from the previous version and is decent enough. I like that the orange note is gone but would prefer if it were more flaky, buttery, and crispy (like it used to be).

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Morning Bun (110g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 420mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 24g)
Protein - 7g

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