What Cinnabon Products Taste the Most Like a Real Cinnabon?

I love Cinnabon, but I can’t haul myself to a mall each and every time I want a Cinnabon. That’s why I made this list of the best Cinnabon products that taste most like an actual Cinnabon.

What are the best Cinnabon products to have at home to recreate the Cinnabon experience? We tried everything from Cinnabon-flavored drinks to baked goods and this is how it all shook out. From worst to best, these are the Cinnabon products you should keep in your house for when that gooey, sweet craving strikes.

Note: These are ranked from tasting the least like a Cinnabon cinnamon roll to tasting most like a Cinnabon cinnamon roll.

Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn Seasoning

Unfortunately, this new popcorn seasoning tastes like spicy cinnamon and not sweet Cinnabon cinnamon.

Cinnabon Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookie Dough

These cookies are delicious, but they taste nothing like a Cinnabon (I don’t think they were really trying to make them taste like Cinnamon). I love how the caramel gets a little hard and almost burnt in a pleasant way as these cook. The chocolate is nice. The texture of the cookie is the perfect balance of soft and chewy.

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll Coffee K-Cup Pods

This Cinnabon coffee just tastes like cinnamon coffee. It’s not bad, it’s just nothing special. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy these K-Cups.

Snack Pack Cinnabon Pudding

This Cinnabon pudding was very bad. It didn’t taste like Cinnabon because it tasted so artificial and chemical-y. I would not eat this again and I recommend you don’t either.

Cinnabon Carnation Breakfast Essentials

This “nutritional drink” tastes like the memory of a Cinnabon you once had. It’s very faint and just not very good. Plus, it’s nowhere near as good as chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast, so there’s really no point in buying it.

Cinnabon Caramel Pecan K-Cups

If you’re going to buy Cinnabon coffee, buy this one! You actually get pecan and caramel, just like in the caramel pecan cinnamon roll. This is a Cinnabon product I can get behind.

Cinnabon Cereal

This cereal is boring. It needs an element that gives frosting vibes. Blindfolded, I wouldn’t necessarily know this was Cinnabon flavored. Heck, I don’t even know if I’d know it was cinnamon bun flavored.

Cinnabon Jumbo Snax Cinnamon Roll

Why didn’t they just make these snacks (or snax) smaller and use them as the Cinnabon cereal?! They’re almost exactly like the pieces of cereal, just bigger. Think Teddy Grahams but worse and more cinnamon-focused. They’re crisp and light and have a nice sweetness. Plus, I love that they’re individually packaged.

Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls come with cinnamon-infused frosting, but I’m not sure why. Regular Cinnabon cinnamon rolls don’t have cinnamon-infused frosting! These are obviously good because they are freshly baked cinnamon rolls, but they are close enough to Cinnabon without actually tasting like Cinnabon, so they left me wanting.

Cinnabon Cinnamon Bread

Cinnabon’s Cinnamon Bread is a nice version of cinnamon raisin bread. The bonus is that there’s no raisins! Unless you love raisins. Then it’s a con. This bread tastes like if you took most of the sweetness out of a Cinnabon. I know that sounds bad, but it’s actually nice! It’s for when you want Cinnabon flavor without all the sugar.

Cinnabon Cookie Dough

These cookies are really tasty! They are chewy with a good cinnamon flavor. You don’t get much from the cream cheese frosting chunks, but they look nice. I still think the cinnamon flavor is a little too spicy to be a dupe for a Cinnabon cinnamon roll, but the cookies do taste similar and delicious.

International Delight Cinnabon Coffee Creamer

You could drink this stuff. It’s that good. It’s easily one of the best Cinnabon products we tried. It’s so thick and sweet and cinnamon-y. If you don’t like sweet coffee, however, skip this. It is very, very sweet.

Cinnabon CinnaSweet Swirls

Don’t freak out when I say this, but this might actually be better than Cinnabon’s real cinnamon roll. It’s so gooey and warm and covered with icing. What more could you want from a Cinnabon product? These come four to a box and feel a little fancy, so they’re the perfect dessert for a dinner party. You know what, I’m going to go eat one of these now.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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