Thursday, 26 March 2009

March 26th: Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Pecan Cluster

Kcal 180 Fat 7.0g Fat(sats) 4.5g Carbs 30.0g

Dipping again into my latest package from the kind people at CandyPirate, I today tried out this Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Pecan Cluster. As it was produced by the same company as the GooGoo Cluster (Standard Candy Company!) I was expecting good things, and the description of the product certainly didn't fail to raise my anticipation further ... 'cinnamon cream topped with glaze pecans and toffee bits, covered in white chocolate'.

This product came in a slightly smaller size than the GooGoo and weighed in at 43.0g. Aesthetically all was really rather good - the outer packaging displayed a realistic illustration of the cluster, whilst the choice of fonts gave it a nice stylish look. The piece itself looked very appetising with all the different elements visible when cross-sectioned; its snow white complexion was a bit of a pain to photograph as you can see above. When I opened the plastic packed I was immediately treated to a nice variety of sweet spicy cinnamon aromas - it certainly set the mood nicely for the taste.

Before consuming this product I was a little worried that some of the elements might get lost in what was a very 'busy' set of ingredients. This however wasn't the case as each element added not only some unique flavours, but also a lovely bit of variety in the textures displayed. As you can imagine the white chocolate was very milk based in its taste, and contributed a nice smooth thick melting outer layer to the other constituents. Sitting within the outer coating were the pecan and fudge pieces - the pecans bought some welcome buttery, nut flavours whilst the fudge added further interest with its crumbly texture and toffee notes. Sat in the middle of the cluster was the real star of the show - the cinnamon cream. Frankly it was more of a caramel then a cream though who cares ... it substantiated a sweet yet spicy cinnamon flavour hit that created a real impression in the mouth with its chewy texture. Its flavours were long and well balanced, which ultimately made for both a delicious and fulfilling taste.

Overall this was a product that is well worthy of a rare ChocolateMission 9.0 out of 10 rating. This Cinnamon Cream Pecan Cluster provided a wonderfully enjoyably product that was both unique and diverse in its flavour range. I honestly can't recall ever having eaten anything quite like it before and was really very impressed. Frankly if you don't like cinnamon then this is a review you could have stopped reading about three paragraphs ago. If like me though you are very open to this wonderful ingredient then I simply urge you to try one of these.

9.0 out of 10
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