Review: Tim Hortons ‘Ultimate Cinnamon Bun’ is huge

How does one improve a cinnamon bun? You make it bigger and brand it with the word ‘Ultimate.”

The cinnamon bun is an amazing invention and I would go as far as saying it’s better than light. The combination of ingredients are spectacular. Tim Hortons unveiled the massive “Ultimate Cinnamon Bun” today and we shelled out a hefty $2.99 for this glorious handful of Mother Nature’s best ingredients.

It’s big. Actually, it’s so big that it shed the flimsy paper bag and deserved its own plastic bowl packaging. Upon ordering the Tim Hortons Ultimate Cinnamon Bun you must go into this experience knowing that you’re heading for something awesome. It measures in around 4-inches high by 4-inches wide. Unfortunately, the weight is unverifiable but comes in about half a pound.

Packed into this gem is a swirl of sugar, cinnamon, butter and lots of dough. It’s basically heaven for your stomach. What makes this cinnamon bun become an ‘ultimate’ bun is the experience. Tim Hortons employees will take this heavy delight out of the display cabinet, put it into a microwaveable container and pop it in for 20 seconds of quick radiation. The result is a masterpiece of warm and gooey goodness.

If you want to dig into the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun with your fingers you can, but make sure you have enough napkins to clean yourself up. Timmies execs understood the mess this Ultimate Cinnamon Bun could create so they included a spoon for you to down this baked good with.

From a nutritional perspective, forget about it. This is not for anyone who cares about their body. The Ultimate Cinnamon Bun is a perfect comfort food to wallow in your self-pity and forget about your terrible boss, or for the health-minded folks, perfect for your ‘cheat day.’

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As you can see the by the above chart the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun is a beast compared to the standard Glazed Cinnamon Bun. It has a serving size of a whopping 169 grams, 570 calories, 22 grams of fat (1 less than the Glazed Cinnamon Bun), 670 mg of sodium, 89 grams of carbs and a massive 50 grams of sugar. However, the good news is that the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun will give you 4% of your daily vitamin C!

However, here is the complete list of ingredients:

Pastry: Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes (amylase), ascorbic acid added as dough conditioner), water, sugar, margarine (vegetable oils (palm, modified palm, canola) water, sugar, monoglycerides, soy lecithin, citric acid, potassium sorbate [preservative], artificial flavour, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3 , annatto color), brown sugar, vegetable oil shortening (palm, soybean), high fructose corn syrup, yeast, liquid whole eggs, cinnamon, acacia gum, guar gum, buttermilk powder, salt, wheat gluten, dough conditioner (flour, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, calcium carbonate, enzymes (amylase), ascorbic acid), leavening (corn starch, baking soda, sodium aluminum sulphate, monocalcium phosphate), monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, dextrose, artificial flavour, sodium acid pyrophosphate, xanthan gum, transglutaminase, ascorbic acid, enzymes (amylase).

Real Cream Cheese Icing: Sugar, cream cheese (milk, cream (from milk), cheese culture, salt, carob bean gum), vegetable shortening (palm oil, mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 60), corn syrup, contains less than 2% of the following: water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, lactic acid, to preserve freshness (potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate), whey (a milk derivative), guar gum, cultured whey (a milk derivative), maltodextrin, citric acid, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, monoglycerides, artificial colors (yellow 5, yellow 6).

Simple Syrup: Glucose/fructose (corn syrup), water, glucose (corn syrup), molasses (sulphite), salt, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), caramel colour (sulphite).

The first bite of the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun is amazing. The spoon takes a dive into the icing and cuts through the dough, cinnamon and sugar. I didn’t see any raisins, which was great to exclude. If you’re eating the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun hot and fresh you’ll be welcomed with a unimaginable amount of stringy filling. In all honesty, the Tim Hortons bakers should be proud they created such a beautiful item.

The Ultimate Cinnamon Bun is a meal. For $3 it’s worth it in value and you can possibly even be split with a buddy or co-worker.

The Ultimate Cinnamon Bun is a meal Comfort food all swirled up in a glorious and mouth-watering blast of cinnamon. This is dubbed as being "ultimate" and we have to agree. It's huge and also one-upped served hot. The only downer is the price at $3.00, which will 'ultimately' increase the average check size per Tim Hortons purchase. Bottom line is that the Ultimate Cinnamon Bun lives up to its name.

About Ian Hardy

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I'm obsessed with Tim Hortons. It runs through my veins and I've probably spent enough money downing Steeped Tea's that I could have purchased my own franchise.