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23 Feb 2010, Comments (0)

Dave’s Killer Bread Sin-Dawg

Author: Healthnuttxo

 

Who likes cinnamon buns? I do! I do! 😀

But they really should be called sin-namon buns, now shouldn’t they? Loaded with refined flours, sugars and fat, a traditional cinnamon bun may be heavenly on your taste  buds, but no so much on your heart.

Enter Dave’s Killer Bread. This company managed to make the “Ultimate Sinnamon Roll”, making a 100% all natural, organic, whole grain cinnamon roll that still promises taste and satisfaction. It has no animal products, is a good source of fiber, and has 850 mg of Omega-3 per serving.

So it has all the health in the right place, but, what about the taste? Well, that’s where I (and some trusty friends) come in. So let’s dig in!

When I first got this in the mail, I was a bit taken aback. It was a long, bread roll, almost like a french baguette, but was absolutely COVERED with seeds and rolled oats. In fact, I’m not going to lie, this thing is ugly. Do I really want to eat this? I said to myself. See the close-up picture of a piece below, but this thing was COVERED in the seeds, which gave it an off-putting appearance (in my opinion at least). Honestly, I just don’t picture cinnamon bun + seeds/oats together- MAYBE cinnamon bun and chopped pecans- but sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds?

Anyway- despite the appearance, I cut myself a piece. Ooh- now that’s what I’m talking about. Once you cut a piece, you see a gooey, cinnamon sugar  filling. I licked a bit of it- yum!! It was sweet, and had a brown sugar taste to it. There were raisins in it too that were nice and plump. So, I decided to take a bite of it as a whole. Ooh- this is good! It was chewy, sweet and had a strong cinnamon flavor. Honestly the seeds don’t offer much extra taste to the roll, so I could take ’em or leave ’em. If anything, they help provide protein, fiber and the omega’s, so I guess some extra health benefits can’t hurt 🙂

The roll suggests cutting it up into “mini” cinnamon rolls, which I also suggest to do (maybe even heat them up slightly?). The drawback to this delicious bread is the small portion size.  I cut myself a piece which I thought was reasonable, and it was 4.1 oz, only to find that ONE portion size was 2 oz. at 200 calories! Yikes! My little cinnamon bun would have been about 400 calories! :O

Overall, I give this a 3 1/2 stars. It definitely is delicious. I also love the fact that there are’t any refined sugars, it’s organic, whole grain and is a good swap for your ol’ friend (*cough *cough* enemy *cough*cough*) Cinnabon, but the portion size is kinda tiny, and the seeds are a bit off-putting. I had to persuade both my brother and my friend to try it after they saw it. But hey- they always say- never judge a book by it’s cover! 🙂 

1 serving (2 oz) is 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, 31 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.

Organic whole wheat flour, organic raisins, water, organic evaporated cane juice, organic canola oil, organic molasses, organic sunflower seeds, organic flaxseed meal, organic sesame seeds, organic whole grain oats, organic wheat gluten, organic cinnamon, yeast, organic pumpkin seeds, salt, organic vanilla extract, organic rice bran extract.

choice

Who doesn’t love cooooookies!? Especially chocolate chip. Especially soft baked chocolate chip cookies. I’m drooling thinking about them… 🙂
What we don’t love? That Mom’s home-made cookies are often heart attacks disguised in cute little circles, or that store bought deli cookies have a TON of fat, OR that the cookies you would  buy in store have more ingredients than you can pronounce or should even have to eat.

Never fear, that’s why IM here! I found Country Choice organic soft baked cookies. They claim to have a “homemade taste”, are “soft and chewy”, and have no trans fats and are whole grain. These can’t possible be tasty you say? WRONG. They come in 5 flavors, Oatmeal Raisin, Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Oatmeal Cranberry, Double Fudge Brownie, and the one I picked, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.
So how does it taste? Well it sure is soft. And, well, chewy! It’s really good. And i hate to sound like an ad for the cookie, but they do taste homemade! It’s normal cookie size, about the width of a jar lid of peanut butter or mayo. The cookie breaks and falls apart easily. They come in individual packages (THANK GOD- i would totally eat the whole box if they didn’t!), and i left one in my bag and needless to say it turned to cookie crumbs. *oops!* That’s okay, i just sprinkled it on some vanilla fro-yo for an extra treat! 🙂 The cookie part has a slight cinnamon/honey taste, and has that “just came out of an oven” taste to it as well. My favorite part was the dark chocolate chips. They were REALLY good, and sweet!
Overall, i like these. My only complaints is that although whole grain, they only had 1 gram of fiber, and they also contained refined sugar. But, you win some , you lose some. I’d pick these over chips ahoy or my mom’s (sorry ma!) any day!

1 cookie is 100 calories (yay!), 4 grams of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein. These are also wheat free (yay again!!)

Organic Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Organic Sugar, Organic Dark Chocolate Chips (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin and Organic Vanilla Extract. May Contain Traces of Milk.), Water, Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Organic Honey, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Whole Grain Oat Flour, Organic Whole Eggs, Leavening (Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Corn Starch, Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Extract, Guar Gum, Soy Lecithin, Organic Cinnamon.
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