Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.
Cinnabon is a very popular chain in America, which is popular and most well known for it’s cinammon roll. It’s so popular that according to statistics as of the end of 2017, there are over 1,200 Cinnabon bakeries operating in 48 countries (the closest ones to the UK are either Malta or Poland). Today, we look at an addition that was introduced to the American part of the franchise in 2012 – The Pizzabon.
When this was first announced that it was going to be a new addition to the menu, many people were shocked or disgusted as it seemed like such a random thing to be added to a menu or a place like Cinnabon.
The Pizzabon was $2.99 and apparently was smaller then the average Cinnabon. It was created in the Atlanta part of the chain where they come from the ‘test kitchen’ in the Cumberland Mall.
The Pizzabon is a savoury version of the Cinnamon roll which is topped with melted cheese, pepperoni and tomato sauce. The reason that the company invented the item was to apparently to diversify and catch up with the modern times. When they were first released in the concept store in Atlanta they gave away free samples on a Saturday between 11am – 2pm.
So what does the Pizzabon taste like? People who reviewed it said it looked better in reality then the photos and said it tasted ok. They said that it tasted a bit doughy and left grease at the bottom of the container. Some people also disagreed with Cinnabon trying to catch up with modern times and should stick to what they are good at.