Sunday, July 20, 2014
Thomas' Cinnamon Vanilla English Muffins
In our house we blow through Thomas' low-calorie English muffins, so it isn't often that their seasonal varieties evade my eye in the store. In fact, Thomas' has had quite a few ephemeral muffins recently that I've failed to review here, due to laziness. Hopefully they'll be back next winter so I can nab'em.
Here's a food industry secret: you know that smell that surrounds every Cinnabon or Auntie Annie's that you've ever passed? It's almost always a combination of cinnamon and vanilla. You'll realize that as you reach for this package in the store or walk by the stuff in your own house. The smell is powerful, and it has a large radius of influence.
How does it taste? Not as good as it smells. However you prepare them, these muffins will mostly convey cinnamon, but not vanilla. The cinnamon is strong and earthy, but the vanilla is faint and subdued. As you take a bite, your nose will pick it up more vanilla than while chewing, because of its aromatic volatility.
In the end, it's really good, but I'm not sure it's better than any other permanent cinnamon muffin from Thomas'.
Thomas' Cinnamon Vanilla English muffins:- Good
Original Thomas' English muffins(for comparison):- Good