[Friday Flash Review] Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Friday Flash Reviews are abridged reviews of new or exciting products for your end-of-week reading.

Guys, I’ve gotten myself into some financial trouble lately. I’ve been spending a ton of money on plane tickets. The thing is, I haven’t actually gone anywhere. I just buy plane tickets to get through airport security, go to the Cinnabon store in the airport food court, devour a cinnamon roll, and then drive back home.

Random question: do you get frequent flyer miles if you never actually step foot on the plane?

Pillsbury’s new Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cookies are perfect for people who enjoy baking at home and also don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on plane tickets every week. During the 15 or so minutes that they’re in the oven, the scent of brown sugar and cinnamon radiates from the oven–it really does smell like an actual Cinnabon bakery. The cinnamon lends a natural spice to cut through the sweetness of the cream cheese chips (which are tasty, but don’t exactly scream “cream cheese” to me). The floury, slightly sweet cookie dough mimics cinnamon roll dough really well. Overall, these cookies do a pretty good job of impersonating Cinnabon cinnamon rolls from the airport, and they’re way cheaper, too.

Item: Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Price and Place of Purchase: $2.99 at Hy-Vee
Nutrition Facts (serving size-1 cookie): 160 calories, 80 calories from fat, 8 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 75 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugars, 1 gram of protein.
In a Nutshell: Great Cinnabon flavor overall. Cream cheese chips could be cream cheesier. Going through the full-body scanner for a cinnamon roll.
Overall Score: 9 out of 10

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