Review: New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls & Need Suggestions For What To Give Up For Lent
Junk Food Nation, it’s Lent! Or, rather, YESTERDAY was Lent. Or, the start of Lent. Or something. I dunno, I’m not Catholic. Just trying to be topical here.
Anyways, despite not being Catholic, I always thought Lent was an interesting idea – giving up something or adding something to your life to improve your well being, your spirituality, stoking your general desire for self improvement. As I wrote about it two years ago, it’s whatever it is to float your boat. But I’m at a loss for what to give up.
A lot of people I know moderate caffeine, alcohol, or add exercise – I already do all those things. I suppose I could just give up junk food and go dark for over a month, but that’s no fun for you guys. My friend Sean used to give up the elevator for Lent – but I work on the 11th floor of an office building so….yeah. I’m gonna have to say no to that one.
So I need ideas. Gimme some good ones you’ve heard of; tell me in the comments below. No Facebook? Eat a leafy green every day? Delete Youtube from my life? What are YOU giving up for Lent? Let me hear it, below.
Today’s junk food: New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls!
New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls are the newest in a long line of Grahamfuls – graham cracker creme sandwiches – put out by Honey Maid. I’ve reviewed a few on this blog before…I generally liked these. I like the idea of using Graham Cracker as the medium to sandwich things in between. It’s not as sweet as a cookie, but still gives a nice flavored base.
New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls make sense to me – who DOESN’T love cinnamon grahams, and to essentially have cinnamon AND a sweet frosting inside? Seems like a winner. It does concern me that the cinnamon isn’t HIGHER on the ingredient list, however…
New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls were individually packaged…
…and these New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls had the standard look of other Grahamfuls. Red flag #1: Um, here’s a thought – why not use CINNAMON grahams when making this cinnamon creme Grahamful? I mean, are they worried about TOO MUCH cinnamon? Hmmm…
The creme inside of these New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls was pretty bland looking, with the specks of cinnamon looking…sparse?
I took a drag of creme with the top row of my teeth, because I wanted to try it alone….and it wasn’t great. At all. It was slightly sweet, but mostly chalky. didn’t really taste like a vanilla creme, and it also didn’t taste like a cinnamon creme, per se, either. There was a TINY bit of cinnamon flavor, but why aren’t we trying to go bold here, Honey Maid??
Eaten all together with the crackers, these New Honey Maid Cinnamon Creme Grahamfuls were a real disappointment. The creme, chalky and not-cinnamon-y-enough by itself, took on even LESS flavor impact when eaten as intended, crackers and all. This taste like a slightly cinnamon version of a Grahamful; certainly not the flavor explosion I’d hoped it would be.
If you’re buying Grahamfuls, go for the Banana Vanilla Creme. Avoid these. Sorry, Honey Maid.
PURCHASED AT: Giant Food
COST: $2.50 each
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