Yum! Unfortunately, a bit stale by the time it was sold to me. Overall good, especially because of the frosting. 7/10
The French Meadow Bakery bills their cinnamon rolls as “giant,” and they aren’t kidding: one of these monsters fills an entire plate and weighs in at close to a pound. And boy oh boy, is it good.
The texture of the bread is soft and tender. It yields to a fork quite nicely, and you’ll want to use one: cramming one of these rolls in your mouth is a recipe for both a sore jaw and a frosted nose.
Oh, the frosting. Wonderful. A nice cream cheese base, heavy on the butter. Sweet, but not too sweet. Lots of structure. It’s even strong enough to hold up a fork!
The downsides to this otherwise excellent example of a cinnamon roll are that they start going stale by mid-afternoon, and they are ungodly unhealthy. I’m not sure about the exact calorie count, but a rough estimate puts it somewhere around 2000 calories per roll.
Enjoy the roll, then go for a run. A long, long run.
- $3.95 + tax
- 440 g mass (almost a pound!)
- Cream cheese frosting (very good)
- Time since baked when eaten: most of the day(?)
- Temperature when eaten: ambient
Where to get it:
2610 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN