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McDonalds Cinnamon Melts . . .mmmmmm

We discovered these last month and now consider them our newest guilty pleasure.
They give the ol' Cinnabon a run for its money. Available any time of day, and tasty too . . .Anyone else give them a try yet?

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  1. That sounds delicious but I have not seen it advertized at McD in Chicago; I'd try them for sure.

    1. I don’t think I’ve seen them here in the Twin Cities, but I’ll sure keep an eye out for them. I find the little cinnamon roll things they sell at BK are just about inedible...

      Uncle Ira

      1. dont think we have them here in dallas

        1. I saw commercials for them in the Lake Tahoe area last weekend. It advertised free coffee when you purchase the cinnamon rolls between 5-7am. Hope they taste as good as they look on tv.

          1. Here's a link to an article discussing plans to introduce the melts . . .

            http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a...

            1. OMG I'm so ashamed for loving these. Better than Cinnabon.

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              1. re: Oh Robin

                don't be ashamed for loving them; they are addictive. But better than Cinnabon? Hells no. It's as close as one can get while using the cheapest stuff availible, I s'pose. Add the fact that it's almost the same amount of sat. fat for something so much smaller, and there's no contest.

                1. re: Oh Robin

                  My problem with Cinnabon is I only want to eat the center. Okay maybe that's not a problem. My friend's high school bf worked there and used to leave hot Cinnabons on her porch for her. What a guy...

                  1. re: Oh Robin

                    I love the center of a Cinnabon cinnamon roll. It's the best. I also think the regular "'bons" are better than the Minibons. The mini ones aren't as soft.

                    http://www.cinnabon.com/experience/pr...

                2. at 540 calories, how big is it?? I LOVE the innards of a cinnamon roll. As a kid, that was the only part I would eat. I would always go for the center roll and tick everyone else off...it wqas a fight for the middle! I cant wait until my mcdonalds get em!

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                  1. They are divine.

                    I recently flew through the Minneapolis airport and had an early morning connection so, being a good southerner, I went straight to McD's for a sausage biscuit only to be informed they don't have biscuits there! WHAT?!?!?! I thought all McDonald's had biscuits. I had to settle for a disappointing McMuffin.

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                    1. re: DC Gal

                      This was at the airport Mcd’s in MSP???? That must just be something they do there, some kind of limited menu. I live in St. Paul and I’ve never had trouble finding the biscuits at any McDonald’s anywhere in the Twin Cities. It’s the only breakfast item I eat there. (Well, except for those yummy hash browns....)

                      Uncle Ira

                    2. That's a relief! But, I also asked a woman I sat next to on the plane who was from Minneapolis and she said "no, I don't think we have biscuits around here." Shudder at the thought. She must not go to McD's much!

                      1. Okay, I haven't tried this yet, but if it's better than Cinnabon, then I'm in trouble...McDonald's is everywhere plus has drive-thru. Cinnabon does not. I'm going to try this.

                        1. I am going to disagree. This is the worst thing I have eaten in a long time ... and I'm a McDonald's fan.

                          It is just ... sweet ... too, too sweet. It has no balance. the bun is like something you get from a Pillsbury Cinamon bun can ... but the poppin fresh version tastes way better than McDonalds.

                          It doesn't have the buttery goodness of a Cinnabon or the good yeasty bun that tastes like SOMETHING other than air ... compete with Cinnabon ... I think not ... this is in league with a glazed Krispy Kreme.

                          Like KK is a donut pretender ... the Cinnamon Melt is a cinnamon roll pretender.

                          And the whole thing is sticky, so even jusing a fork I wound up driving home with sticky fingers.

                          It is about a third of the size of a Cinnabun ... which in the case of the Melt was a good thing ... if it was bigger the sugar would kill you.

                          Ick.

                          Save those calories for a Cinnabun. Skip the melt.

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                          1. re: rworange

                            I haven't tried it yet, but when I told my sister about it, she said there's no way it's as good as Cinnabon. Thanks for the input. :)

                            1. re: katkoupai

                              Still trying to track down a local Shamrock Shake, I was on the McDonald's site. Here's the nutrional info for the melt ...
                              http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controll...

                              Cinnamon Melts:
                              Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, sugar, margarine [palm oil, soybean oil, water, salt, whey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, mono- and diglycerides, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate (preservative), lactic acid (protect flavor), artificial flavor, beta carotene (color), vitamin A palmitate], brown sugar, shortening (palm oil, soybean oil, mono- and diglycerides, soy lecithin), eggs, cream cheese powder [a dehydrated blend of cream cheese (pasteurized milk and cream, cheese cultures, salt, carob bean gum), nonfat dry milk, disodium phosphate, natural flavor (vegetable source)], cinnamon, nonfat dry milk, yeast, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, soybean oil, natural (plant and dairy source) and artificial flavors, distilled monoglycerides, mono- and diglycerides, sodium alginate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, polysorbate 60, titanium dioxide (color), potassium sorbate (preservative), enzymes, pectin, soy lecithin. CONTAINS: WHEAT, EGG, MILK AND SOY LECITHIN.

                              Not that I'm against any of that stuff if the end result tastes good ... but to me ... not.

                              Man .. .try sending McDonalds an email ... they required your address, phone number and first born ... you have to agree to terms of sending a question and then they spit back information about what computer you are sending the email from ... one of the sections is Unsolicited Ideas ... which says ... don't contact us.

                              I just want as stinking Shamrock shake.

                              1. re: rworange

                                I've sent them an email before. Amazingly, sometimes dealing with their corporate office is easier than dealing with their window service. Go figure. :)

                                rworange, now that you've listed the ingredients, I am reconsidering the idea of trying this cinnamon roll.

                                Write to corporate about the Shamrock shake, and ask for a reply. :)

                            2. re: rworange

                              rworange,

                              "this is in league with a glazed Krispy Kreme." - rworange

                              So, you're saying it's really good?

                              "Like KK is a donut pretender" - rworange

                              You just lost all credibility there.

                              There are many different types of donuts or doughnuts, just like there are many different types of muffins, breads, cheeses, etc. Your dislike of something doesn't say as much about the thing as it does about you.

                              Krispy Kreme donuts are incredibly good, fresh and hot. Dunkin Donuts are better at room temperature. Fractured Prune (www.fracturedprune.com) donuts are best, IMO, right as they're made, but are still good if you let them cool down for later.

                              If you cannot appreciate Krispy Kreme donuts, then it's a good possibility that you just don't really like donuts. You like a specific donut-like pastry that you've discovered somewhere.

                              1. re: VoiceOfReason

                                The only reason for the donut in KK is to support the sugar glaze. KK just hasn't figured out how to glaze air.

                                That being said, I have enjoyed a KK hot from the grease ... all the little tricks for recreating that ... microwave 10 seconds ... no.

                                If you don't see them lifting the donut from the oil and showering it with sugar glaze immediately ... ick ... or at best yawn.

                                I had a real glazed raised donut recently ... yeasty ... with the right amount of glaze and it angered me what most people think is a glazed raised ... it brought up primal long-ago memories when a donut was a donut.

                                Unfortunatly, the bakery that made these donuts just closed to be replaced by condos.
                                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366795

                                I would suggest if all that a person is only exposed to is KK, one would not know the delights of a true donut ... this from someone who can appreciate a Hostess Snowball.

                                And if tricks ... 'hot donut;' sign ... are necessary ... that is not a good product to begin with.

                                If one plucked a deep-fried rat fresh from the fryer, covered it with a sugar glaze and ate it immediately ... it might be good.

                                Excuse the passion ... I just had a dreadful fast food meal.

                                1. re: rworange

                                  Tommies are the class of the field of donut chains!

                              2. re: rworange

                                I agree with rworange. Given the relative ease of making something like this taste good in a mass-market setting, I'm amazed McDonalds' product testing allowed this pathetic, tasteless, dry bun onto the market.

                              3. this stuff is so good it puts crack to shame

                                1. I finally gave this McD's Cinnamon Melt a try. It was decent, but Cinnabon is still much better, in my book. :)

                                  1. oh yeah, these are good. I was eating these several times a week until I got gestational diabetes....54 days to go before I can eat them again!

                                    1. mmmmmmmmmm very good i like a lot but a bit small

                                      1. Ahhh jeeezez....I just found out about these amazingly delicious McDonalds Cinnamon Melts myself last week. They are evil simply because they are so DELICIOUS. I am ashamed to admit that I have purchased two of those things every day since then because they are that good.

                                        Damn it !

                                        *Sigh*

                                        Guess I'll just have to make myself feel better and go down to the Micky-D's right around the corner from my house....that I just called....to see if they sell those lucious, warm, GOOEY pieces of lovliness 24 hours a day......Oh so hoping.....

                                        And - They are. Time to go for a little walk around the corner in this perfect Phoenix weather.

                                        Toodles !

                                        1. I love 'em too but you have to dig down to the bottom where all the goodness pools up.

                                          I can understand people not liking them because they're too sweet though.

                                          DT