As the holiday season fast approaches, there are plenty of commercials advertising Pillsbury products. I think I've had some of the cookies before when I was younger but nothing since then. After seeing that commercial where a little boy is in the kitchen with his mom & sister & he's saying "2 inches apart, Becky, 2 inches," I was seriously tempted to see what this whole ready-to-bake pastry is about. And with a sale of $1.11, it's like the universe is telling me I should do it.
We went for the Orange Sweet Rolls since it is out of the ordinary. The long cylindrical canister contains 7 sweet rolls & a small thing of orange flavored frosting. The canister itself was kind of hard to open but that's probably because I had never done it before. The baking process was easy enough & it took just 9 minutes for the sweet rolls to come out golden brown. There was virtually no clean up since I used a piece of parchment paper on top of the cookie sheet.
Now on to the taste. The rolls themselves were pretty small - about 2 inches in diameter - but the texture was pretty good. We opted to use the frosting only to regret it after the first bite. To me, the frosting was super sweet & reminded me of a cheap, generic imitation of Tang. To him, it tasted like orange Tums. Aside from the artificial sweetness, we really couldn't taste anything else.
I can definitely see why something like this appeals to kids & the convenience really cannot be beat. But for people like us who don't often eat cinnamon rolls, I would definitely recommend spending the time & the effort to just make them from scratch. And hey, all that work will likely make me not want to have any more cinnamon rolls for a good while.