Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls in a tube! Somehow, I could never wrap my head around that concept, but as we know from Pillsbury, this is old technology and it works just great!

As I’ve mentioned from time to time, I am protein guy in the morning and although I love sweet dishes in the morning, I just find that it’s not enough to keep me going until lunch, but I have to branch out and walking around Trader Joe’s sometimes I go look for stuff that I would never normally eat and buy it anyway. Pushing the boundaries! These are the Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing. This is something that Becky and I would never eat for ourselves, but the kids love this type of thing. (When I was a kid, I could eat tons of this stuff too!).

When I first saw these (They but them next to the eggs in my store) I thought they were trying to copy the Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon rolls, I have to say there probably aren’t too many factories in the world that can make a cinnamon roll and stuff it in a cardboard tube! If these aren’t actually made by Pillsbury, then someone is doing a dead ringer for those Pillsbury Grands rolls. (Trader Joe’s also has a Crescent rolls which I’ll also have a look at in a later report). These are a Product of Canada, but I’m not sure that Canadian Cinnamon rolls are any better than USA cinnamon rolls!

So, basically what you have is a uncooked rolls in a tube. There are 5 rolls and then at one end of the tube there is a pouch of vanilla icing to pour over the rolls. The rolls come in a long roll that has been cut into 5 parts. You have to remove the outer covering on the tube, then break open the inner cardboard tube to free the uncooked rolls. Then you lay the uncooked rolls on a baking sheet. Bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

I have to say that I was quite surprised at the quality of these rolls. I mean, they are not going to be as good as you get down the street in a quaint coffee house here in Seattle, but they are better or on par with what you might get at the Safeway donut bar. Baking them filled the kitchen with aromas of cinnamon and baking bread. Of course, the best thing they have going for them is that they are hot and you pour the icing on them when they are still hot and the icing melts all over them! The kids gobbled them down! Becky even had one, she couldn’t resist. I loved the cinnamon filling and the flakey texture of the roll. The icing, is well the icing! That’s why they call it that! Yum!

This is one of those products that I would’ve never bought if it wasn’t for the blog and one that I will occasionally buy again for those lazy Sunday morning breakfasts when I have time to crank up the oven and bake some fresh cinnamon rolls

I am going to rate these Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls a solid 8 bells!

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