For JUNE edition of our Vegan Package Swap we’ve teamed up with some amazing companies to give away goodies to one lucky swapper in different parts of the world. In the US, our partner was Cinnaholic and they gave away a box of their delicious cinnamon rolls. The winner was Robin Means and she was kind enough to write a review about the box she’ve got and about Cinnaholic:
Not sure if you’ve heard, but cinnamon is the new black. Around a month ago, some researchers from UC Santa Barbara published a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that basically says that cinnamon prevents Alzheimer’s disease. My friend and world renowned (or maybe just in North America) nutritionist, Kimmy Murphy, tells me that cinnamon also helps to regulate blood sugar. So, basically the take-away of all this is to eat more cinnamon. And what is an easy (and yummy) way to do this? Cinnamon Rolls!
If you have ever attempted to make vegan cinnamon rolls before, you would probably share in my contempt for the low deliciousness-to-work-involved ratio. Seriously! It takes like hours to make these things, and they never ever ever turn out as good as they do in my imagination. Luckily for us, you don’t ever have to make cinnamon rolls again. Why you ask? Because apparently you can have them DELIVERED to your front door!!!
I have visited Cinnaholic a few times in Berkeley, and there are so many things I love about going there. Firstly, I have had vegan cinnamon rolls at many other establishments, but none can ever compare. I didn’t even realize that a non-chocolate dessert could taste so good. They are soooo yummy! Secondly, when you walk in, not only are the staff super nice (and good looking), but even the patrons will go out of their way to make friendly conversation with you.
This past week was the first time I experienced the delivery service that Cinnaholic offers. My cinnamon rolls arrived wrapped snuggly in saran wrap with a side of icing. The convenience and surprise of coming home to a box of baked treats is completely worth the price. The only downside is that the icing tasted a little too much like Earth Balance for my liking, but if I had followed the instructions in the box and added toppings, I’m sure I wouldn’t even have noticed.
If you have the option of going to Cinnaholic in Berkeley, I highly recommend visiting them in person. They’re also in a great location where you can go across the street to Gather to get their mushroom (seriously tastes like steak) appetizer and a freshly muddled beverage, or go next door to Saturn cafe for a burger and fries with vegan ranch before indulging in some cinnamon roll euphoria.
* Photo courtesy of Cinnaholic