Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? Those doughy, sweet, spiced spirals of goodness never last long on my breakfast or brunch table. I often keep a can of ready-to-bake Aldi cinnamon rolls in my refrigerator for weekend mornings when we want a sweet treat to go with our eggs and bacon. We like the Aldi refrigerated rolls. They bake up easily and quickly, have a nice cinnamon flavor, and plenty of icing for topping.
Or, if I feel like putting in more effort, I’ll make some homemade cinnamon rolls. I discovered back during the 2020 baking craze that the cinnamon roll recipe on the back of the Aldi active dry yeast packets is money. It takes time to mix up the dough, let it rise repeatedly, roll out the dough, and shape and bake the cinnamon rolls. However, homemade rolls are soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Recently, I heard some Aldi fans talking about another cinnamon roll option at Aldi, and it’s one I’ve often overlooked because it’s located in the store’s baked goods aisle. This aisle can be incredibly tempting for me with its brioche, cookies, donuts, apple strudel breakfast bread, garlic knots, and more, so I try to pass through as quickly as I can.
Yet after hearing a lot of praise for the cinnamon rolls in the bakery aisle at Aldi, I decided to finally give them a try. I’m glad I did because these are a big step up from refrigerated cinnamon roll dough.
Bake Shop Cinnamon Rolls cost $3.95 for a 22-ounce package containing eight rolls at the time of publication. That’s more than the refrigerated cinnamon rolls at Aldi, which also contain eight rolls and which I can typically buy for less than $2. However, the refrigerated cinnamon rolls are sold in a tube that’s a little over 12 ounces, so you are getting almost double the amount of cinnamon rolls when you buy this ready-baked version.
These are a Regular Buy, so you should be able to find them at Aldi any time of year.
These are kosher. If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain wheat, milk, and egg.
These do contain processed ingredients you won’t find in homemade cinnamon rolls, including dextrose, corn syrup, various gums, and some preservatives. You’ll find similar processed ingredients in refrigerated ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls as well.
These cinnamon rolls are larger and therefore have more calories, carbs, sugar, and fat than refrigerated Aldi cinnamon rolls, although these have slightly less sodium than the canned rolls. However, when we eat the canned cinnamon rolls, we usually all eat two rolls because they’re smaller, even though one roll is considered one serving. It’s a lot easier to eat only one of these ready-baked rolls because they’re larger. So ultimately, the nutritional differences might not be that significant.
One of these rolls (78 grams) has 280 calories (compared to 150 calories for a refrigerated cinnamon roll from Aldi), 10 grams of total fat (12% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (21% DV), 230 mg of sodium (10% DV), 45 grams of total carbohydrates (16% DV), 23 grams of total sugars, and 22 grams of added sugars (43% DV).
The rolls stick together a bit in the package, and the icing is almost a solid sheet covering all the rolls, so it’s useful to keep a butter knife handy when serving these. They take a little cutting to get out of the clamshell package.
As for how these taste: they are heavenly. In fact, they come about as close to homemade as you can get with store-bought cinnamon rolls. They are soft and doughy, perfectly seasoned with cinnamon and sugar, and have a generous amount of sugar icing on top. My family found that putting one roll on a small plate and heating it for 10 seconds in the microwave made it absolutely perfect.
I like these enough that I plan to try freezing a package or two so we always have them around for our weekend brunches. I’m thinking these are going to become our new go-to when we want cinnamon rolls. They’re that good.
Bake Shop Cinnamon Rolls are stocked in the baked goods aisle at Aldi, and they are excellent for store-bought cinnamon rolls. We rate these as better than canned refrigerated cinnamon rolls but not as good as homemade. These are soft, doughy, nicely seasoned, and have plenty of icing. They’re our new favorite when it comes to cinnamon rolls at Aldi.