First Impressions: Papa John’s Cinnapie is Incredibly Small

Feast your eyes on the size of this thing…and then go get yourself a snack because you’ll still be hungry.  This Cinnapie from Papa John’s looks nothing like the picture in the ad.  This was a free Cinnapie with purchase of a large 2-topping for $11.99.

Papa John's Cinnapie

The real thing...

Fresh Dough Cinnapie from Papa Johns

The ad picture...

32 comments on “First Impressions: Papa John’s Cinnapie is Incredibly Small

  1. Do you really need to eat more than that anyway?!

  2. HaloEleven says:

    Just saw the TV ad. They make it look almost as big as a medium pizza!!!

  3. Harleen says:

    The ad makes it look huge! I don’t care for Papa John’s anyway, so I see I’m not missing much.

  4. I would’ve laughed if I got this. This is the reason that pizzas are shaped like frisbees. Toss this one out.

  5. brad says:

    It may not look the best, but it tastes pretty good. We got one free with a pizza a few weeks ago and I enjoyed it.

  6. brad says:

    Also, I gotta say that the one I got was considerably bigger than that, and wasn’t shaped/sliced like a pizza… that’s weird.

  7. Yum Yucky says:

    What the hell is THAT! (barf)

  8. Adam Bomb says:

    How are they calling that cinnapie thing “new”? They’ve had it at my local Papa John’s for a couple of years at least. The last post on Grubgrade referred to it as new. Maybe the Papa John’s you ordered from doesn’t have the new one yet? I know I’ve had that pie before, and it’s always been advertised and shown as being that small. Maybe there’s a new one, and they didn’t have it yet… If they’re really misleading people that badly, then that sucks!

    • ryan says:

      they got the new a little over a year ago the difference is it is made out of 10″ dough exactly like a cheesestick and then topped with cinna feeling the old one was a 6″ pan crust with cinna feeling topped with cinna topping both of them were topped with icing

  9. ratbuddy says:

    I wish they’d stop doing cinnamon based stuff at chain pizza places. A few weeks back, I got some cheese sticks from Pizza Hut that tasted like cinnamon. When I called to complain, they just said ‘Oh, the other half of the order was probably cinnamon sticks.’ Screw that.

    1680 calories and 57 grams of fat in that little Papa John’s thing too.

    • Matt says:

      The reason for that is because they cook the cheese sticks in the same pan as the cinnoman sticks me and a friend ate there one day and we were horrified at what we saw

  10. Bryan says:

    Whoa. I got one last week here (Atlanta) and it was a lot bigger. Same size as the papa johns cheese bread.

  11. Adam Bomb says:

    @Bryan: That’s what I’m saying. I’m betting that some of the Papa John’s just F’d up and gave the old cinnamon dessert pie thingie. The promo pics look like a completely different product.

  12. ChrisSh says:

    That’s the only answer really. Because even if that tiny thing is full of lard in the inside, it’s not 1680 calories.

    How good is Papa Johns with customer service? Surely if you e-mailed corporate and included the picture you could get some sweet coupons or something?

  13. Adam Bomb says:

    I’ll bet they’d own up if you called them on it. I’ve always had really good experiences with Papa John’s, even when they eff up really bad.

  14. RossS says:

    I’ve gotten the original one, wasn’t too impressed. Too small. I’m thinking it’s a re-introduction with a make-over. Maybe a price hike too?

  15. RossS says:

    “I’ve gotten the original one, wasn’t too impressed”

    grammar issues..sigh

    Modify to read:
    A couple of years ago, I ordered one, wasn’t too impressed.

  16. Frank says:

    Trash the Cinnapie that was cold hard and thin. Eat the box for a better tasting product.
    They have the nerve to charge for this.
    I would not put my name or picture on this crap PaPa John.
    Well speaking of johns thats a close macth now as this taste like Shittttttttttttt

  17. Richard says:

    They most likely didn’t have the new recipe, and gave you the old one. They did that to me before with a pizza. They had a special promotion with a special flavor. They didn’t have it so they tried to fake it their regular stuff.

  18. Kayla says:

    I work at my local Papa Johns, and that first picture is of our old way of making a cinnapie. That’s before the special started. Afterwards, we discontinued the first version and started making the 2nd picture, which is the same size as an order of cheesesticks. Why you recieved the older version, I do not know. But the picture in the ad is correct as to the size my store serves.

  19. Big Papa says:

    For two years (2005-2007) I managed a few different Papa John’s locations in the Western Washington area and let me tell you that Papa John’s Pizza really IS that bad for you, the toppings truly aren’t all that fresh and (I’m only assuming most other pizzerias are like this) the employees do no generally care about the customers. I know that this is based off of my own personal experiences, but honestly the chain will bend over backwards to rip off people and get as much money as possible doing it. Peter Ogg and Andie Cortez were the head honcho’s so to speak of the 10 local franchise stores and they would give away a free pizza to anybody if they even started a sentence with, “I was at one of your locations…”. That seems like a nice idea but in reality, the free pizzas given out were of the same caliber as dog mess in your yard. It costs $18.99+ for a large or extra large specialty pizza and it costs, after adding in labor and food costs, a total of ~$3.75 the store to make.
    I know that I haven’t done anything in this post but bash the place that employed me for two years, but honestly they deserve every last bit of it.

    OH and another thing…the Cinnipies and other desert pizzas (at least used to be) horribly unsanitary to eat due to cross contamination of many other products from the scoop spoons, human interaction, and in the Federal Way, WA location’s case, rats. The stuff was left out of the make line and just free until somebody was brave enough to try the Hep. C pies.

  20. kevin says:

    or………….the re..tards who made it just suck at cooking couse im a cook and if i ever made something like that for someone besides a blind person i would be fired

  21. merryjane says:

    I just ordered and received a cinnapie and it look exactly like the one they advertise, just a tiny bit smaller.

  22. Tara says:

    We ordered the Cinnapie the other day and I was very surprisingly satisfied. I don’t know what crap your Papa John’s gave you, but mine definitely didn’t look like yours…I’m very sorry. The crispy topping and cinnamon on ours was delish

  23. Sara says:

    @ Big PaPa:

    Sounds like you were just a bad manager.

    And the CP I just ate was delicious – probably due to the calories but honestly, who eats this stuff without realizing how bad it is for you?

  24. billy says:

    i got a free cinna pie and it was hugee, almost the size of a medium i would day. it lookd exactly like the picture. there sooo good and not to expensive either

  25. Papa John says:

    They should be made from the (10″) Small Dough and who ever was on cut failed miserably on the icing. It’s the one tasty thing at PJ’s and they managed to fuck it up. Everything else we make is nasty BTW

    1 Large Works Pizza = 3040 Calories

  26. Ollie says:

    Mine looks like the picture and is the size of a personal pizza I’m impressed

  27. jd says:

    The version you received is the older version. It had a premade shell which was the personal pan pizza shell. They no longer sell personal pans. The newer cinnapie is actually made fresh.

  28. nosiesta1 says:

    I have been getting this product for the longest time and when I ordered one last weekend, I opened the box, closed it, and threw it in the garbage. It looked terrible. Something that nobody would want to eat.

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