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July 26, 2019Reviewer: Chris in Oklahoma* I use this to make mug cakes with. It is good, but I have not made cinnamon buns with it.
November 27, 2012Reviewer: Sean in South Carolina* A few things about the packaging first. My first batch looked nothing like the picture on the package. Those were nice and brown, when the instructions themselves even say that the buns will not brown. Also, the nutrition information seems to be for the mix only, not the finished product. It shows 0 fat, and yet you use almost a stick and a half of butter while making these.
The package also says "quick and easy". This is misleading. They cook quickly, but the prep time is not very quick and not necessarily easy. I recommend using parchment paper when rolling out the dough rather than coating plastic wrap with non-stick spray.
The finished product was somewhat crumbly, and there is a slight aftertaste. I did not add any additional sweetener, nor do I think it is necessary. The glaze has a strong and authentic flavor. Turning the rolls over and glazing the down side rather than the up side gave a better appearance.
The reheated rolls were not quite as good as they were when they were fresh out of the oven. I did check my two hour post-prandial glucose reading and showed only a minimal rise, so these are definitely diabetic-friendly. I would probably buy these again, but not on a regular basis.