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Candy Review: Cinnamon Bun Bites

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Cinnamon Bun Bites

I fancy myself a bit of a pastry connoisseur, so when I received the samples of Cinnamon Bun Bites in the mail, it would not be an exaggeration to say I was overjoyed! Examining the package, my pastry-craving kicked into overdrive. I could smell the freshly-baked aroma of cinnamon bun emanating from the box. How did they do it?! I couldn’t wait to taste the delightful-smelling morsels of cinnamon and sugar. I mean, hey, these are by the same makers of Cookie Dough Bites, after all! How could they not be fantastic?

My first bite had me audibly sighing “Mmhmm, yes” and nodding my head with satisfaction. But, out of nowhere, those same nuggets that were so delicious a nanosecond ago, had me shaking my head and saying “Oh, no. No Ma’am!”. Everything was fine until the after-taste kicked in. Heck, it’s less of an after-taste and more of a quarter-of-the-way-through-taste. It’s a weird mixture of chemical, sweet, and cinnamon. It’s a foul taste that offends my rough and tumble taste buds. To say I am not a fan is a gross (pun intended) understatement. I really, really, wanted them to be delicious and was terribly disappointed that they weren’t even mediocre.

I try to be fair – realizing my tastes can sometimes be at odds with the general public’s – and think that it would be a disservice to my fine readers to have to stand by my testimony, alone, so, I enlisted some co-workers for some candy tasting. I won’t bore you with margins of errors – we’ll let tonight’s mid-term elections take care of that – but I’d say about 1 in 4 people liked could tolerate the cinnamon bun bites, whereas 3 out of 4 people vehemently opposed them. I believe the phrases “it’s like eating a cinnamon bun in a candle shop” and “it tastes like what I would imagine a cinnamon bun candle would taste like” about sums it up. And my own summation is “blech”. I would like to offer advice to the makers of the candies that perhaps they spend the same amount of time working on the flavor as they do the fabulous aroma. But alas, aroma cannot save you. You get zero Bon-Bon’s, gross little candies.

Candy Addict received this product as a sample from the manufacturer. No payment was received for this review and all opinions represent an unbiased view of the product.

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9 Responses to “Candy Review: Cinnamon Bun Bites”

  1. 1
    Rodzilla says:

    That’s disappointing to hear. The idea sounds so good. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. 2
    Brian says:

    I agree – I tried them and my wife and 9 year old daughter tried them – we all thought they were nasty.


  3. 3
    cybele says:

    They sound like a horrible idea (but I also don’t like their Cookie Dough Bites), glad to know my suspicions were confirmed without actually eating them myself.

  4. 4
    jeremy says:

    I was foolish enough to actually buy these. Absolutely disgusting, taste like some form of chemical preservative it really is just sick. God I feel like throwing up just thinking about them … ended up giving the rest away to my foolish mother-in-law… HAHAHA! Vengeance is sweet (pun intended)

  5. 5
    Amy says:

    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.

  6. 6
    Crystle says:

    I thought they sounded tasty and bought them to share with my Fiance and his brother at the movies. They are disgusting. The chemical taste is so bad, I can’t believe they still make these.

  7. 7
    josh says:

    Taste like a candle don’t buy these

  8. 8
    Cathy says:

    My friend brought these to the movies this weekend and I was hoping maybe we got a bad batch. I described the aftertaste as feet with cinnamon bun frosting, just nasty.

  9. 9
    Rebecca says:

    My girlfriend decided to try something new for movie night. She opened the bag of cinnamon bun bites as soon as we got home from the store and popped one in her mouth. Her face clearly showed there was something very wrong, so I asked, what is it? At first, I thought maybe they were too sweet for her and took one to try because nothing on this earth is too sweet for my taste buds. Holy Moses! I was convinced that someone must have tampered with the package and injected simple green cleaner into these things. How can something so small be packed with soooo much BAD flavor? Who in the world were the taste testers that gave this item the green light? I wonder if this is what antifreeze tastes like.

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