REVIEW: McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts

Much like Angelina Jolie’s collection of adopted Third World children, the menu at McDonald’s has gotten larger and diverse.

Along with the usual fare of burgers, fries and toys that some people think will make them rich someday when they sell them on eBay, McDonald’s has been offering large salads, premium chicken sandwiches, and gourmet coffee.

Recently, they came out with their Cinnamon Melts, which proves once again that just like drunk college kids who need an idea for a video they want to put on YouTube, McDonald’s will stick anything in a microwave.

I like the direction that McDonald’s is taking because diversity is good. Sure, most of their food isn’t the healthiest thing you can stick down your gullet, but when you’re tired and hungry after a long day at work or school, a Filet-O-Fish can look like a Filet Mignon.

You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life” and in this case, the spice is cinnamon. Sure, you could live your life without variety, but what fun would that be. I believe a wise man once said, “To make life interesting, sometimes men have to piss sitting down and women have to piss standing up.”

Anyway, every container of McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts is basically a bunch of donut hole-sized pieces of bread with a cinnamon sugar glaze and frosting. I’m not a really big fan of McDonald’s so it would be easy for me to say that these bite-sized cinnamon balls totally bite, but they don’t. Actually, they’re pretty good…for something that comes out of a microwave.

The McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts were sweet, but not sickly sweet like eating a Cinnabon or listening to hours of the Teletubbies talk, and they weren’t as messy as eating a Cinnabon since they were bite-sized and came with a fork. But if you enjoy sucking on your own fingers, you don’t have to use the fork.

The cinnamon sugar glaze was good and it had a nice crystallized crunch to it. The bread was warm, fluffy and soft. Speaking of soft, with the McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts they have found another way to possibly kill us softly. With 460 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat and 32 grams of sugar it isn’t something I would buy on a regular basis, unless I wanted to do more good than Angelina Jolie by feeding more Third World children than she has adopted.

Item: McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts
Price: $1.89
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Pretty good for something that comes out of a microwave. Under two dollars. Not overly sweet like a Cinnabon. Diverse menu at McDonald’s. Men occasionally pissing while sitting down. Women occasionally pissing while standing up.
Cons: Serving might seem small to some. High calorie. High saturated fat. The health of most of the McDonald’s menu. Those people who think they’ll be rich selling McDonald’s toys on eBay.

30 thoughts on “REVIEW: McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts

  1. Oooo, I have so been wanting to try these but was afraid of the whole “coming from a microwave” idea. Since you say they’re pretty good I think may try em. They will never match the perfection that is Cinnabon but as a quick and easy substitute they may jst work out.

  2. They look delicious – and while I’m a huge fan of those deep fried pies, I’m still a little leary of “fresh bakery” from McDonald’s. Of course, if they say that it is oven fresh, I suppose that a microwave oven counts so they aren’t total liars.

  3. If they come out of a microwave, they must sell something similar in the frozen foods section that’s probably cheaper.

    I do like Cinnabon but it’s true you can feel the diabetes kicking in as soon as you have a bite.

  4. Haven’t walked into a Mac for ages! Dunno about other countries, but here, in my hometown, they reek greasy fried chicken stink. To walk into one even just to order a drink would take a lot of courage.

    *I’d only became vegetarian last year. So I have eaten at mac. Obviously I haven’t done so since I became one. :P

  5. Well that settles it, I am gonna cruise through McDonalds tomorrow morning, get a pack of these and maybe a sausage mcmuffin or two. Then I will go to work and see how long it is before I end up dead in my cube. Fun for everyone!

  6. The nutritional info on that thing is scary; I could eat so much more food for the same amount of fat and calorie intake

  7. I was actually thinking of trying these for lunch today until you mentioned the fat and calories. jeez louise!

    have you tried McDonald’s Sweet Tea? it’s pretty rockin.

  8. oooh i had this thing this past weekend and it was soooo good. they wouldn’t give me a mcflurry because the machine was already shut down for the night, so i had to make a split decision and picked the cinnamon melts. they were starring me in the face from the menu board…and since i was in the mood for sweet, not salty, they were the obvious choice.

    so light and so fluffy, and you’re right marvo, not too sweet.

  9. One of the girls at work keeps bringing in the frozen cinnabon minis. Those are some devilishly good sweets, though they send my blood sugar level crashing about ten minutes later. Then I get crabby. Then my co-workers hate me.

  10. Marvo, I don’t care what you think those Jurassic Park watches and Simpson dolls will make me rich…RICHER THAN BILL GATES!!!! Just you see…MMWWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  11. They do look gross, but I try to not be shallow, basing my opinions on outward appearance.

    This is apparent in other food I consume and the type of men I usually date.

  12. Barb – Cinnabon is made with love, an oven, and lots of frosting.

    Angie – Surprising. Definitely surprising.

    Clevegal42 – Well actually, they look like a mess, but they are delicious.

    luckinflux – Mmm…Deer turd and cum.

    Chuck – My teeth hurt when I bite into a Cinnabon.

    Celeste – Actually, I’m not sure what a McDonald’s smells like. I haven’t stepped into one for a while, thanks to drive-thru windows.

    ultradave – Are you still alive?

    Hunter – I’d recommend getting some milk with those.

    govtdrone – Nasty or do you mean tasty.

    Peachy – I have no baking skillz, so I probably couldn’t make these myself.

  13. Tara – Most good things have scary nutritional info, I don’t have scary nutritional info.

    Webmiztris – Sorry, I haven’t had their sweet tea. Actually, I didn’t know they had sweet tea. Heck, I didn’t even know they had tea, period.

    Diana – These mixed with a hot fudge sundae would totally rock! And melt my teeth away.

    Melanie – Fat kills, crack kills, and fat crack kills

    cybele – Don’t you have candy at your desk to bring your sugar level back up?

    Laurie – I am also PMS’y.

    kagai – If you become richer than Bill Gates by selling your McDonald’s toys, I will eat a McDonald’s toy.

    Natalia – One person’s gross is another person’s not-so-gross.

    jobey – Wait, I wrote “fingers.” I really meant something else.

  14. I LOVE Cinnamon Melts, especially with one of the new McDonald’s Mochas! I know it’s bad for me, although I had no idea there were 19 grams of fat-yikes!

  15. I tried this once, a few months ago. They were actually not bad, considering its source.

    As for Cinnabon…when my boyfriend and I were still living in Japan, we were seriously missing some good old American foodage. One day we were walking around Tokyo when we stumbled upon a Cinnabon. It was as if the heavens opened up for us. I heard angels singing. We even took pictures of each other eating the Cinnabon. I had a similar reaction when I was walking around Tokyo and found a vending machine that sold Dr. Pepper.

  16. miss petite america – Just a warning. Make sure they cool down before you start using your fingers. They might burn you and you can’t sue because there’s a warning on the box.

  17. Wow. Maybe it tastes good. I love cinnamon – I’d probably enjoy it. (Although why the sauce? Hot cinnamon bread is moist enough).
    But as a tub of then, that’s a spectacularly vile snack. One, maybe two on the side? Fine. But they’re sold in *tubs*. Absurd quantity for one person (and I don’t buy the whole ‘they’re for sharing’ thing)…..
    Again – wow!

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