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Started by angelico on Sep 13, 2021 9:15:12 AM
cinnabons, yuk

When I lived in California 25 years ago, they were delicious. Smallish light pastries with sugar frosting.

Angelica bought some in Lancs yesterday and they are disgusting. Whacking great lumps of stodgy dough, very difficult to get down the oesophagus without massive amounts of extra "frosting", which turns out to be some sort of sweet cheese.

Left the mouth with such a nasty flavour and a sort of (yukky bit) coating. Lard, I thought, but no. Trans fats, maybe - but not actual food, that's for sure.

Americans. What is to be done?

angelico - 13 Sep 2021 14:21:55 (#1 of 31)

Franchises coming to a mall near you soon.

Verdigris - 13 Sep 2021 13:23:43 (#2 of 31)

Krusty Kremes, or whatever they're called, ought to be warning enough.

angelico - 13 Sep 2021 14:24:11 (#3 of 31)

With spelling like that...

Verdigris - 13 Sep 2021 13:25:53 (#4 of 31)

The fake, old timey, design of the stands shrieks, like a siren, "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!!!".

NightInTGeorgia - 13 Sep 2021 14:38:51 (#5 of 31)

TheExcession - 13 Sep 2021 14:53:36 (#6 of 31)

A good place to work if you're a former dodgy lawyer hiding from the cartels though.

Ginmonkey - 13 Sep 2021 15:52:27 (#7 of 31)

Cinnamon when used properly in Indian and middle eastern cooking adds subtle spice and complexity to savoury dishes. Americans seem to use it to excess in sweet food rendering everything soapy and inedible.

tasselhoff - 13 Sep 2021 16:00:30 (#8 of 31)

Americans seem to put cinnamon on everything.

Ginmonkey - 13 Sep 2021 16:01:48 (#9 of 31)

They do the same with hops in their craft beer - overhopped is definitely a thing. A thing Americans do and is sadly infecting breweries here as well.

Verdigris - 13 Sep 2021 15:02:43 (#10 of 31)

There are not many foodstuffs the Yanks can't render inedible.

AdonisBlue - 13 Sep 2021 16:25:34 (#11 of 31)

This whole thread is confusing. Is cinnabon a pastry or American Bakers Chain?

Top tip: when in Lancs stick to Eccles Cakes.

sympforthedevil - 13 Sep 2021 16:33:35 (#12 of 31)

Cinnamon and Apple (American) muffins are nice.

Ginmonkey - 13 Sep 2021 17:26:22 (#13 of 31)

I remember the excitement when Krispy Kreme first opened up here (possibly a concession in Harrods?) One of my flatmates worked for a media production company and a client bought them several boxes and she took some home for us.

I remember eating in and thinking "I am not sure what this is but I am pretty sure it isn't food - more icing and jam covered wadding."

angelico - 13 Sep 2021 18:03:15 (#14 of 31)

Trans fats are being eliminated in europe as a result of a WHO programme, I see. But very strongly favoured in the USA. I believe that "Crisco" lard substitute is transfat. yuk again.

And don't get me started on American "cheese". I saw a restaurant tjhe other day offering American "cheese" as an extra on something, as if it were desirable and not something to be shunned like the Dickens.

(I am aware that there are some terrific american cheeses, btw, but these aren't they).

Verdigris - 13 Sep 2021 17:18:32 (#15 of 31)

We'll all be dead if high fructose corn syrup gets here.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 13 Sep 2021 18:26:20 (#16 of 31)

Americans seem to put cinnamon on everything.

Yes, I know. Just the other day bought some T-shirts, and had to spend an hour brushing the cinnamon off them.

lammaMia - 13 Sep 2021 19:33:55 (#17 of 31)

Cinnabon's sweet cinnamon smell makes me literally nauseous and I cross the road to avoid walking right past their stores.

hailesaladdie - 13 Sep 2021 19:35:28 (#18 of 31)

Cinnamon Altoids are aces and skill, however.

hailesaladdie - 13 Sep 2021 19:36:37 (#19 of 31)

Though not as much as a really cinnamony biryani.

elderberry - 13 Sep 2021 19:47:27 (#20 of 31)

I have 1/4tsp of cinnamon in my cocoa every morning, as well as 1tsp of turmeric. The cinnamon gives a sweetness that balances the bitterness of the cocoa, and blends well with the turmeric.

have no idea what cinnabon is/are

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