Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: McDonalds cinnamon melts hurts my heart

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Food find: McDonalds cinnamon melts hurts my heart

I eat way, way too much fast food. That said, I have an iron stomach and an adventurous nature, so when I was starving one morning recently, I picked up a McDonald's Cinnamon Melts thing for breakfast. They advertise it as just the middle of the cinnamon bun, "commonly known as the best part."

Well, it didn't look like the best part. Essentially, it was a cinnamon pastry put in a mold made to look like it was "freestyle" or something. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious. The pastry was kind of moist, plenty of cinnamon flavor and coated with butter and icing. The toppings weren't distributed evenly, which is kind of annoying, but I was hungry and it tasted good.

In the course of writing this, I did a little research. McDonald's does not list this item in breakfast, but rather, under desserts. Probably because this little "snack" rings in at 460 calories!

But, I'm sure you can make it better for you if you tried this make-at-home version of the Melts recipe. I can't vouch to the recipe's ability to replicate the real thing, but it can't be that difficult because the presentation is messy by design.
I'd eat it again if my thighs didn't tell me it's a bad idea.

11 comments:

Sylvia said...

I like cinnamon rolls.

ladygoat said...

I love cinnamon rolls, but even that just might be too ugly.

Kyle Griffin said...

I had one too, but they were way too Buttery. I could feel my heart slowing as I ate it. About an hour later I got sick to my stomach. No thank you...

Julie at BV said...

Cinnamon rolls are delicious.

JadedOne said...

o_O woah that looks like heart attack in a box hehe. I don't even think they have these in the McDonalds around this area.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I've debated whether to try this but figured the calories wouldn't be worth it. Besides, I make my own cinnamon rolls. :)

Asha said...

Looks like gooey mess although I like Cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon!:))
Fast food is a curse on us!;p

savvy savorer said...

thanks, kelly for writing a comment.
Truth is those cinammon rolls look so yummy! I want them bad

Big Boys Oven said...

hmmmmm... no comment. :)

Foodgoat said...

Seeing that pic made me lose my appetite. :P

tauntonlake said...

really overweight old guy in my office, eats one of these every morning. It kills me to watch him. once in a while, as a treat, I can see .. but every morning.. without fail ?.. ugh.. killing himself with food. :\