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Make life sweeter, with a Mrs. Freshley's cinnamon Honey Bun.
Fresh cinnamon donut in a traditional European spiral shape, topped with a generous swirl of icing.
Warm it up for a special treat, or eat it straight out of the bag for a sweet snack.
• Contains wheat, barley and soy flours.
• Contains some milk proteins and lactic acid.
I love my cinnamon donuts, and have been known to eat them on a daily basis, so this product certainly sounds appealing. When my parcel of products arrived, however, the item didn't look anywhere near as pretty as the one pictured above. The icing was cracking and looked smooshed into the packet. It may have just been a result of how it was packed though.
Reading through the packaging, the product can be eaten cold or hot, so I decided to cut it in half and try it both ways. Interestingly, despite the product looking squished, it cam away from the packaging with ease. slicing it in half I picked up a piece; the product does come across as sticky to the touch and has a very cinnamon scent to it. Flavourwise, you could compare it to that of an Easter hot cross bun, without the raisins. The texture is more stodgy, like that of an apricot danish
The other half I left in the packet and heated up for 10 seconds. Quick and easy, and even after leaving it for several minutes, it still maintained the heat very well. Heated up, the cinnamon flavour is much stronger and is very overpowering in flavour. Not an unpleasant flavour, but definitely a lingering flavour that remains on your breath for a very long time after you have finished the product.
The product has a very high calorific content, with 560 calories per cinnamon honey bun (between 33% and 45% of my recommended daily calorie intake, so it is definitely a product that is best shared unless you are an active person, but the product is something I could easily eat 2 -3 of in one sitting. Could I really control myself if I were to purchase this product? Probably not, to be honest. I enjoy the flavour, and either hot or cold, it is still very nice, but one wouldn't satisfy my hunger, and multiple would destroy any food plan that I would attempt.
While I have enjoyed many cinnamon pinwheels over the years, I have never had a product quite like this. I was intrigued to see just what it would be like. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. With the name "honey bun" I imagined a soft, sweet sticky bun, but with the description identifying it as a 'fresh cinnamon donut' I also had thoughts of a nice sugary donut. I was pleased to see one arrive in my latest review parcel and I tucked it safely into the pantry to save to have for dessert one night.
The packaging on this product allows the customer to see just what they are getting. There is a big, clear window taking up a good portion of the bag which allows the actual product to be seen, rather than having a picture on the front and the product hidden inside. The bright blue is eye catching, and I think it fits well with the name "Mrs Freshley's" as it certainly makes it look bright and fresh.
Upon opening up the packet (which was very easy to do, nothing worse than a plastic bag that is almost impossible to open!) I was met with a very strong cinnamon smell. There was no denying that it was a cinnamon bun! The packet suggested warming the bun, but as I wanted to try it cold too I cut the bun into four pieces - two each for my husband and I. I heated two pieces and left two pieces cold so that we could both try it both ways. The instructions for warming were on the back of the packet and very easy to follow. I liked that you could heat it in its own package, you just had to make sure to open one end (which I had done to cut the bun up before heating).
I served two pieces to my husband and had two myself. I started with the cold piece and then followed it with the heated piece. I have to admit, I preferred it heated. The flavour between the two was very similar, but the texture was quite different. The warmed bun was nice and soft and a little bit sticky as the icing had melted just a little bit. It's like the difference between having a cold hot cross bun and a warm one - the warm one just has that something a little special about it that just makes it yummier! The bun was certainly very strong in cinnamon flavour, if you don't like cinnamon you won't like it, but thankfully I do and I really enjoyed it. My husband had the same thoughts as me so we decided if we were ever to enjoy one of these again we would certainly heat the whole bun next time.
The price is probably at the higher point as reasonable to me. I could get something I like from the local bakery that is bigger and costs less, but this is something international that is a little bit special too. It isn't something we would have all of the time, but as a special treat it would be ok.
Anyone who is a working mummy knows that when things are crazy you worry about yourself last. Last week work was insane with relays and sick people and I was lucky to get 30 minutes to myself before dealing with the girls and there hectic lives, this week it seems to be worst. Having worked all day with out a break, pick girls up and who are not feeling to crash hot so cancelled activities and now I finally get to sit down and have something to eat.
Opening up the pantry my eyes almost popped out of there eye sockets as I spotted the packet, seeing the Honey Bun peaking out from the clear wrapper part. I thought 'perfect' I can bliss out with a Honey/Cinnamon bun. Following the instructions I opened one end and placed in microwave for ten seconds. It was nice and warm, actually to be honest I think it could of done with a couple more seconds as I would of preferred it to be that little bit warmer, but will save that for the next time.
I could smell the cinnamon as I opened the microwave door and when I took it out of the wrapper it reminded me of a coated pin wheel. Taking a small piece I placed it in my mouth, the first thing I could taste was the sweet icing which I am guessing is the honey then the cinnamon hit and I lay back and sighed. Next minute little fingers were ripping themselves some and saying how yummy it was. In the end it was a fight over who could get the next piece. I ended up taking the plate away squirting some cream with it and finishing it off to protests around me.
Considering how much you pay for a Doughnut at the shop this is an absolute bargin. It is just the right size and it is sweet and yummy in taste, even better when you dip it in cream. It is something that I am quite happy to purchase again and have in the pantry on standby for those crazy days when I need something fast to eat and something sweet.
I am addicted to cinnamon pinwheels and variations of this delicious sweet treat, so while browsing KIWIreviews one day, I came across Mrs Freshley's honey bun in cinnamon. Immediately my mouth started to water and my stomach reminded me I had not had lunch yet. While trying to decide what to have for lunch I shot a review application through in the hopes to secure one of these treats for myself.
One week later I received a package from Kr and there in the box was a honey cinnamon bun. Yay me I thought. I must state right now I was extremely impressed to see that the bun almost looked just like the picture, the only difference being the design of the icing on top and maybe not quite as much icing as the picture had. But we can forgive that. Having had a similar treat just prior I was careful in opening the package to ensure we did not end up with too much icing stuck to the plastic. Mission accomplished.
Immediately upon opening you could smell the cinnamon, and my tummy started to rumble. Reading the bag it said to warm the bun up first. I'm not sure if this was my wisest move. I followed the instructions for warming but found after removing from the package that parts of the bun were now soggy. I do not like soggy breads or pastries so was dissapointed in that. The cinnamon smell was also a lot stronger once warmed up too.
Unfortunately I did not like this :,( the first taste reminded me of a Christmas cake. The mix of flavours was just to much for me. I offered each of my kids some and unfortunately they did not like the flavours either. you could see the disappointment across all our faces being such big fans of cinnamon pinwheels etc. The price is fantastic though for the size of the bun and if I had of enjoyed it more it would be something I would happily pay for as a treat. However, just because we did not like it does not mean you wont, and at $2.50 you can afford to find out for yourself.
Cinnamon is the flavour and cinnamon is what you get. On opening the packet the armourer of cinnamon filled the air. I loved it, and it reminded me of when you go to the show and get donuts. I loved the sticky icing on the top of the bun as well. I could not wait to this honey bun, and I thought I would try it both cold and hot after reading the packet and seeing warm it up for a treat.
After trying it cold I thought it was really tasty and it wasn't dry. I enjoyed having to lick my fingers after wards as well from the sticky icing on top. I thought the flavour was great and even though you can 100 percent taste the cinnamon I felt like it was not over powering as well. This would go well as a yummy snack or treat on the go. My son tried it cold with me and he really enjoyed it as well, he licked his lips and wanted more.
I heated the other half and when I pulled my first bite size piece of and put it in my mouth I wished straight away that I had heated it up from the start. Eating it warmed up is absolutely divine. I loved the texture and the taste even more so. The texture was amazing, soft and gooey but the outside was still firm. I loved everything about it and wish I had more. I found my son and I were in a bit of a competition trying to get the bigger piece as it was super tasty. I liked the clear packet part which allows you to see the honey bun and there is plenty of information on the back. One thing I noticed was there was no expiry date, and I am not sure just because these are samples or if I happened to miss seeing it on the packet.
My family love cinnamon pinwheels but I am the only one that has had a real Cinnabon bun but that was many years ago. I have fond memories of it and had high expectations for Mrs Freshly's Honey Bun. Miss 7 and Miss 9 were excited to try it too. I was very generous and agreed to share it with them. The smell when opening in the packet brought me back to my Cinnabon trip. I cut the bun into small pieces and gave them their share.
Both of the girls tried the bun and didn't like it. It wasn't until I tried mine that I realised why. It was dry like a stale bun. I collected the pieces of bun back into the packet and heated it in the microwave. The result was a much nicer bun that we all enjoyed. The bun didn't have as much icing as a Cinnabon one but the girls didn't complain as they didn't know any different.
For a single serving it is huge and I am a big eater and would have struggled to eat one by myself comfortably. My recommendation is to share with someone and make sure you heat it in the microwave first. For this reason it is not a practical lunchbox treat. The other thing to note is that although there is a batch number stamped on the wrapper there is no best before date so it is hard to tell is the one I had was old stock or if they are all like that.
My partner and I have fond memories of cinnamon buns from a trip to America several years ago, my partner had a thing that there was never enough icing on any cinnamon bun for him and that he would like more, funnily enough at the very end of our trip we came across Cinnabon, an American chain which sells various different cinnamon rolls, it just so happened here that my partner was out iced, not only did his cinnamon bun come drenched in a sticky sweet icing but it also came with a dipping tub full of this delight which was even to much for him to handle. I was excited to see that Cinnamon Honey Buns were up for review but even more so to see that they were made with the delightful Cinnabon cinnamon, I without a doubt had to request this product for review!
The cinnamon bun comes in a plastic packaging and looks like a rather spiral sausaged in shape, the size of it is rather big making it great value for money, especially as in my review trial we were able to make this last us 2 different occasions, the first which we tried heated and eaten as is, and the second time in a dessert that had just so happened to use cinnamon buns which had popped up on my facebook newsfeed several days earlier. Opening the packaging for the first time I was greeted with the most loving smell of cinnamon it was strong and sweet and smelt just how I remembered Cinnabon cinnamon to be. The bun had a white icing swirl over the top of it and I noticed that this was set hard kindof like the icing sometimes used on Christmas cake.
Cutting the first serving of the cinnamon bun into 2 halves I heated it in the microwave for several seconds until just warm, and then served a piece of this up to both my partner and myself, it was delicious and the texture reminded me of that if a donut, soft and light, the cinnamon mix was very generous and well distributed throughout the whole bun, the icing on the top was just the right amount and sweetness and I was surprised to see that this held its shape and did not melt during the heating process. My partner was rover the moon about this cinnamon bun and asked for more to which I sneakily said there was no more.
The next night for dessert I whipped up a quick dish, I chopped the cinnamon roll up into small pieces and layered it with canned apples and caramel sauce between 2 small ramekin dishes. I placed this in the oven on a low heat for about 15 minutes until heated through and bubbling and then tipped these out onto a plate and served them with some custard and ice cream. These not only looked attractive tipped out and displaying the tasty layers of the ingredients but they tasted even better the flavour combination of the cinnamon buns combined with apples and caramel sauce were absolutely delightful.
Would I buy these again? Absolutely!!! I am lucky enough to live in Hamilton where the International Foods store is so I am just trying to work out a time that I can get here and buy a new stash of this delightful treat. If you're a cinnamon lover you're bound to enjoy these.
As we opened the packet, we were all struck by the strong smell of cinnamon wafting towards us. What a treat! We all enjoy cinnamon and this was quite unmistakable: warm and welcoming, and all but causing a stampede as we all rushed to break off a piece and taste it! The product comes as one big coiled sausage shape which can be cut or broken for ease of eating.
The children were so enthusiastic that we had to ration them to three pieces each - there were five of us testing the bun and it had been divided into 15 more or less equal pieces so that we could all have a decent sized taste and report back to the others.
My first impression was of a sweet bread similar to a hot cross bun but much nicer. The bun dough is light and not too rich; if I were very hungry I could possibly eat half a bun although one of the adults and one of the children said it was so nice they could eat the whole thing without any help. The pack does say that it contains one serving, but I don't think I could manage an entire bun on my own.
Our impressions of the flavour were quite different. We all agreed that the bun dough was very light and pleasant, but one person thought there was too much cinnamon and another said it was not strong enough. He also commented that there were a lot of additives so it would not be especially good for you. However, the rest of us agreed that it would be a treat for a special occasion, not necessarily a food you would eat every day.
The instructions stated that the product could be eaten either straight from the packet or warmed up, but we were not sure how the icing would survive being warmed, especially as we intended to divide it up, so we had it cold. I am not sure if warming would have made much difference to the flavour although I could see it being served with custard as a dessert, and in that case warming it first would make sense.
We are often asked to bring in food to work for a shared morning tea. I can see this as going down very well, transferred on to a plate and cut into two-centimetre wide slices. Two buns would go quite a long way served like this, and would prove popular as they are not too sweet - many people make the mistake of bringing in very sweet foods and these tend to be left behind! They are reasonably priced too, which always helps!
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