Review: Cinnabon Delights from Taco Bell
I drive by a Taco Bell every day. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been driving by the same Taco Bell with “Try Cinnabon Delights” written on the marquee. Every time I glance at the sign I think about how I still haven’t tried the latest Taco Bell dessert. I then think about how Taco Bell dessert hasn’t really interested me that much since the Choco Taco. Taco Bell dessert kits are out on grocery store shelves, but sadly nothing like it on the restaurant menu. After this I think of my Nosh Show revelation of never having a Cinnabon. All of this reflecting on junk food doesn’t mean it’s time to reassess my life decisions, it was just time to finally stop and make a purchase. Here are my impressions of new Cinnabon Delights from Taco Bell.
New Cinnabon Delights from Taco Bell are described like this:
…golden bite-sized pastries filled with warm Cinnabon® frosting, dusted with the famous Cinnabon® Makara® cinnamon sugar and served warm.
Who gets the credit when two companies merge to offer a new product? Cinnabon is the company behind the Cinnabon Delights and Taco Bell is the mainstream vessel that will carry the dessert to a bigger audience. Whatever the case, the partnership between Taco Bell and Cinnabon has started off to a great start because Cinnabon Delights are pretty awesome. Kudos to both Cinnabon and Taco Bell.
Priced at $1.49, you get four Cinnabon Delights for your order. Maybe $1.49 is a couple quarters away from being a really killer deal, but it still seemed fair to me. Each Cinnabon Delight is around a misshapen golfball size and all four were about the same size/weight with equal amount of filling.
Cinnabon Delights are a bit messy with being coated in Makara cinnamon sugar and they’ll likely leave some grease stains on whatever they touch. These decadent dessert balls are worth whatever finger-licking cleanup is needed, but they are sized just about right to make for a decent “poppable” treat. The cinnamon sugar dusted sweet crust exterior is delicately crisp while the warm Cinnabon frosting center oozes with a thick and creamy kick of sugar. I had my Cinnabon Delights soon after I placed my order so I hesitate to recommend them in any other way but warm.
I’m not sure how well Cinnabon Delights fit in with fast food Mexican-esque Taco Bell creations, but they are still a nice addition to the menu. I rarely ever pay any attention to dessert items at Taco Bell since nothing has ever grabbed my attention since Choco Tacos. With Cinnabon Delights occupying a space on the menu, I have now changed my mind with at least one dessert. Worth a buy.
Pros: Sugar. Sugar. Sugar. Warm, creamy sweet center. A Taco Bell dessert menu item that got my attention. Sugar.
Cons: Dusty cinnamon sugar plus a little on the oily side might make for a minor grubbing on the go challenge.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.25/10
More Info: http://www.tacobell.com
4-pack Cinnabon Delights (57g serving size)
Total Fat - 15 grams
Saturated Fat - 3.5 grams
Cholesterol - 10 milligrams
Sodium - 130 milligrams
Carbs - 28 grams
Dietary Fiber - 1 gram
Sugars - 16 grams
Protein - 3 grams