Friday, July 29, 2011

Cinnamon Bun Bites

Taste of Nature has nugget-ized many favorite sweet snacks with their line of Cookie Dough Bites. One of their new offerings is Cinnamon Bun Bites which promises bite size cinnamon bun pieces in a white chocolatey coating.

Cinnamon Bun Bites

The box for Cinnamon Bun Bites is eye catching, I spotted it quite easily at Cost Plus World Market as a new item that I was seeking. The front of the box says that they’re new and have fresh from the oven taste. It’s been quite a few years since I had a fresh cinnamon bun, but I admit that enjoy the hot ones with the white sugary glaze (though the pecan sticky rolls are still one of my favorites). The essential elements of a cinnamon bun would be the chewy, yeasty dough, the cinnamon and the sticky, sugary glaze that pulls it all together.

Cinnamon Bun Bites

The nuggets vary quite a bit in size but most are disk-like and about a half an inch around. They do actually smell like sweet cinnamony rolls. The waxy and greasy white coating is made of sugar and palm kernel oil with some other stuff thrown in, but basically it’s nothing like real white chocolate or even a vague approximation except for the fact that it’s white. The doughy center has a slight texture of a batter with distinct undissolved sugar and the flavor of cinnamon and raw flour.

I found it much better than I expect. I fully thought they would be disgusting and inedible. I’m not saying that they’re great or something that I’m even interested in eating, but I found the cinnamon flavor and sweetness level (which was rather moderate) to be passable. The white coating is simply terrible though, a real white chocolate might actually make these into a unique candy. Since I reviewed these after the Cupcake Bites, they really couldn’t fare much worse by comparison.

Related Candies

  1. Cupcake Bites
  2. Cinnabon Pecan Clusters
  3. Divine Milk Chocolate with Spiced Cookies
  4. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
  5. Classic Gums: Black Jack, Clove, Beemans & Teaberry
  6. Cookie Dough Bites

Name: Cinnamon Bun Bites
Brand: Taste of Nature
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (Park LaBrea)
Price: $1.25 (on sale)
Size: 3.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 128
Categories: Candy, Taste of Nature, Cinnamon, Cookie, Kosher, 5-Pleasant, United States, Cost Plus

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:47 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewTaste of NatureCinnamonCookieKosher5-PleasantUnited StatesCost Plus

  1. I would mark them as tasty.
    They’ve been available at Blockbuster stores for about a year now.

    Comment by Whotony on 7/29/11 at 1:29 pm #
  2. These sound..intriguing..I love cinnamon rolls, i havent had one for years, the smell of cinnabon when i go to the U.S never fails to make me drool!

    Comment by Lot-O-Choc on 8/01/11 at 7:43 am #
  3. These look, and sound, hugely unappetizing.

    Comment by Alix on 8/01/11 at 9:47 am #
  4. For something from a company called “Taste of Nature”, these and the Cupcake Bites unfortunately look anything but natural (based on the ingredient list and the picture).

    Comment by Marisa on 8/04/11 at 12:19 am #
  5. I just tried these and they are *horrible*. Horrible chemical-y taste that almost tastes like there’s something wrong with them. There may be, or they may just…be this way? Terrible. Awful. Ew.

    Comment by Amy on 8/04/11 at 12:20 pm #
  6. Thank you for including a photo of the packaging!  Also for telling me I can locate them at Cost Plus World Market.  I found a cocktail called Cinnamon Bun Eggnog Martini, perfect for the Christmas Season approaching….this recipe requires these Cinnamon Bun Bites for the infusion.  So thanks again, much appreciated your information.  The recipe was found on food

    Comment by margaret on 11/18/11 at 10:37 pm #
  7. I bought a box of these yesterday at the Bargain! Shop for a dollar. They’re imported from the USA, as evidenced by the additional sticker with English/French ingredients & nutritional facts.

    I don’t know if the product is old or what, but they are…the…most…disgusting…candy I’ve ever had.

    I really wanted them to be amazing. I was afraid they’d be good, ‘cuz I’d eat more. But it’s unanimous throughout my office: TERRIBLE. Awful. Yucky.

    Comment by Big Ass Superstar on 11/21/12 at 11:57 am #
  8. I just bought a packet of these, and ... they taste kind of plasticky.

    Comment by Kiki on 1/31/13 at 3:20 pm #
  9. You know, the more I think about these, the more I realise that when I bite one, they taste like soap.

    Cinnamon soap. Ugh. 0/10

    Comment by Kiki on 1/31/13 at 3:25 pm #
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