October 4th: a day to cherish and savor the beloved cinnamon roll (which originates from Sweden), or “Kanelbulle” a little more than normal.
To celebrate last year I made Swedish and American Cinnamon rolls side by side to compare. Read about that experiment HERE.
This year, however, I decided to do something different (AKA: less work) and compared cinnamon buns from different local bakeries.
I used the same bakeries as when we tasted Semlor last year, in this post HERE (read about each bakery, and another delicious Swedish pastry there)
At first I was unsure, a cinnamon roll is a cinnamon roll, right? Would they really be THAT different? Here’s our results:
Traditional kanelbulle, perfect for fika. At only 7kr ($1), you can’t go wrong. A bit more cardemum flavoring, but overall a balanced bun.
At 14 kr ($2), we were hoping that this would be a big step up, but it wasn’t. It was sweeter and a bit nicer – but not 7 kr worth. I liked this one more than the “benchmark” from Östras, but it was too pricey.
Even though it looks sloppy, this cinnamon bun was surprisingly delicious. Discouraged by the 15kr price tag, I had my hesitations, but the addition of almond paste really made for an especially tasty treat.
Paulssons is our choice when we want something a little more festive, like celebrating Kanelbullar dag.
Östras is our day-to-day take-away cinnamon bun.
Regnbågen is a nice treat if you’re having fika there and want to enjoy something sweet.
I hope those of you in Halmstad find this helpful! Either way, no matter where you are – I hope you had a kanelbulle today!