It’s time to celebrate fellow cinnamon roll lovers!
Cinnaholic specializes in customizable, high-quality gourmet cinnamon rolls, and their new location is officially now open in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Naturally, my husband and I attended the opening weekend to get the scoop on the newest and hottest buns in town.
When we arrived, there was a bit of a line, but the kind that mostly just gives you time to check out the menu and figure out what you want to try.
But honestly, at a place like Cinnaholic, that is easier said than done.
There are so many options to choose from.
They have the signature rolls, of course. These are items like the Blueberry Pie Roll (cream cheese frosting with pie crumble and blueberries), the Caramel Apple Pie Roll (caramel frosting topped with apples, pecans, pie crumble and caramel) and the Tropical Bliss Roll (raspberry frosting with bananas, blueberries and coconut).
But they also have seasonal items like the Pumpkin Spice Roll (marshmallows, Cinnadoodle cookie bites and cinnamon dust), the Fluffernutter Roll (peanut butter and marshmallow frosting with marshmallows, peanut butter cups and chocolate sauce) and the Wreath Cake (cinnamon rolls folded into a wreath shape with your choice of frosting and three toppings).
And if none of those items sound appetizing to you, you can also customize and build your own roll, choosing from an assortment of icings, toppings and treats.
It’s a tough choice to make.
Inevitably, I ended up ordering the Pumpkin Spice Roll and my husband opted for the Caramel Apple Pie Roll (without pecans).
We also each ordered an iced coffee to go along with it.
Honestly, these rolls don’t look absolutely huge. If you go to some places around here, like Five Oaks Farm Kitchen for instance, you’ll end up with a cinnamon roll the size of your face.
But even though these rolls aren’t face-sized, they are little works of art. And they’re incredibly filling.
Both my husband and I had trouble finishing our respective rolls. They are very rich, and you can taste the quality in each and every bite.
But wait, there’s more …
What is Cinnaholic?
Cinnaholic specializes in award-winning gourmet cinnamon rolls that are 100 percent vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free.
That seems hard to believe, but you would never know these cinnamon rolls are so “guilt-free” by tasting them.
The difference is in the quality. Cinnaholic uses fresh ingredients and offers more than 40 different frostings and toppings, giving customers a unique experience each time they visit.
They also offer cookie dough, brownies and “mini buns,” which can be ordered by the dozen.
Insider tip: If you’re traveling, request that your cinnamon rolls be travel wrapped with frosting and toppings on the side. It’s a great way to keep your rolls fresh!
The best part about Cinnaholic
Cinnaholic believes in the highest quality ingredients, and the quality really shows.
And even though these rolls are cholesterol-free, my absolute favorite thing about this place is the customization. It’s the kind of place that will keep me coming back for more, because there will always be a new combination to try.
Food sensitivities and ingredients at Cinnaholic
I know what you may be thinking: How are these products actually dairy, lactose and egg-free?
According to their website, their baking sugars are derived from beets and the marshmallows are gelatin-free. Many of their other ingredients are flavored with fruit, spices and plant-derived oils.
This means many people with food sensitivities and allergies can enjoy these decadent rolls.
However, if you have additional allergens to things such as nuts (like me), be sure to double check the nutritional information and alert your server of food sensitivities and allergens.
Click here for nutritional information.
Was Cinnaholic on Shark Tank?
Yes! Cinnaholic appeared on Shark Tank in season 5, episode 28.
While the company did get a deal with shark Robert Herjavec, Cinnaholic says on their website that they ended up going in a “different direction,” citing a focus on expanding their store fronts instead.
Personally, I’m happy they decided to expand on storefronts, because now we have our very own Cinnaholic in the Smoky Mountains.
Cinnaholic is located at 2655 Teaster Lane, Suite 220 in Pigeon Forge TN. To read more about the company and to see answers to frequently asked questions about Cinnaholic, visit their website at cinnaholic.com/faq.
To order online, visit cinnaholicpigeonforge.com/s/order.