Category Archives: Bakery rolls

Whole Foods Denver cinnamon roll

Quick review:

I have discovered that the cinnamon rolls vary from Whole Foods to Whole Foods.  I suppose that isn’t surprising, given that they bake them on site, but still, it was a matter of changing an assumption.   The one today comes from a Whole Foods in Denver; compare it to the Whole Foods roll I reviewed from Minnesota and you’ll see quite a bit of difference.

Cinnamon bun from Whole Foods in Denver on Hampden Avenue

This is a very large bun.  The bread is sweet with a nice texture: soft with a relatively open crumb.  Similar to the innards of a properly baked yeast-leavened doughnut.  I would have preferred cream cheese frosting, but the icing that is pleasant is well-executed and does not overwhelm the rest of the roll.

Overall, a good cinnamon bun.  8/10

Where to get it:

Whole Foods
7400 E. Hampden Ave, Unit D
Denver, CO 80231

 

Price paid:

$2.49

Paradise Bakery cinnamon roll

Quick review:

Although the look of the roll says “flakey” (like a croissant), the bread actually has the consistency of a dinner roll.  Light frosting works well with the cinnamon and sugar between the spirals.  A decent roll. 7/10

Paradise Bakery cinnamon roll

Where to get it:

Paradise Bakery

Regional chain in the southwestern US.

Frontier sweet roll

Quick review:

Good.  Lacked frosting, and so technically disqualified, but it had so much melted butter on it that it almost tasted like there was frosting.  Worth trying if you’re in Albuquerque.

Frontier sweet roll

Where to get it:

Frontier Restaurant

2400 Central SE

Albuquerque, NM