Product Review: Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns

Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns
Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns

Product: Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns – $5.99

I am going to admit it…cop to it right now…put this out there.  I am a chocaholic.  There.  I said it.  If it’s chocolate…I’m going to eat it.  Seriously.  Especially if it’s dark chocolate.  And, quite honestly, being the cinnamon roll fan that I am, I had no intention of even purchasing something else with those on my last order from Katz Gluten Free.

But…then…chocolate happened.

Katz Gluten Free introduced a slew of new products a little bit ago…and as soon as the announcement came, I was online and ordering.  Because…it’s Katz Gluten Free.  It has to be good.  Honestly…it was really a “OMG, THEY HAVE CINNAMON ROLLS NOW I MUST GET THEM OR I WILL DIE FOR REAL!” sort of moment.  That’s no exaggeration.  I feel that strongly about gluten-free cinnamon rolls.  They aren’t very common…and not something I can just go to the store and purchase.  So, yes…I do get a little overzealous when it comes to things like…gluten-free cinnamon rolls.  Especially from Katz Gluten Free.

Because…they have never really let me down when it comes to products.  So, I was getting the Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns into my cart online…and then…and then I saw them:

Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns.  O_o

Oh. My. Chocolate.

So, yeah…they ended up in the cart.  No accident.  Don’t believe me if I ever say something chocolate ending up in my clutches was an accident.  It most likely was my female brain kicking in and saying…”EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE!”  So…that’s how I ended up with Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns in my freezer.  (Yes…I giggled at that last line too…)

So, without my bin or much time to bake something this week…I’m living out of my pantry and fridge/freezer.  And on my gym morning, I needed something easy to prepare at the office so I can eat after getting my sweat on and not spend a lot of time doing so.  After all…I’m at work and should be working.  With the Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns already having been devoured, my roomie and I were about to take a leap of faith and give the Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns a try.

Super simple.  I took the buns out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge.  After working out and arriving at work, I went into the break room and heated up each of the Gluten Free Chocolate Buns for about 25-30 seconds in the microwave.  I served…with clementines.  Because…in my world, if you’re going to devour a treat, you gotta have something healthy with it.  Adds balance, yes?  Breakfast was good to go.  And we both settled in at our desks and went to devour (because after a good cardio session at the gym, I’m in starvation mode!) our brekkies.

So…the Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns are like…cinnamon rolls on chocolate steroids.  Take out the spice aspect of the cinnamon and instead substitute dreamy, rich chocolate with a heap of chocolate glaze.  That…that deliciousness is exactly what I was biting into.  It was sweet, but it struck a nice balance, regardless of not having some cinnamon to add a bit of spice.  It was flaky and crusty and gooey in the middle.  I actually found the Chocolate Buns to be less dry than the Cinnamon Buns had been.  Which was a surprise, but one that made me happy.  Dare I say that I actually preferred them over Katz Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns?!

*collective gasp*

So, now that I’ve gotten you drooling…let’s talk ingredients and nutrition, shall we?  Because it should be done…even on breakfast pastries.

Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns are made from a gluten-free flour blend (potato, tapioca, sorghum, white rice, brown rice) trans-fat free margarine, water, sugar, eggs, brown sugar, confection sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract, dry yeast, honey, xanthan gum, cinnamon, salt, corn syrup, baking powder, sunflower lecithin, emulsifier, nutmeg, and canola oil.  They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.

As for nutrition, a serving is 1 of the Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns.  This one roll will provide you with 310 calories and 15 grams of fat.  I know…that’s high…but this isn’t something you really eat every day.  It’s a breakfast treat.  Key word…treat.  In addition to that, you will be taking in 25 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, and 17 grams of sugar.  Which…is a lot of sugar.  But…it’s a treat.  And finally, you will be consuming 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein…so you will definitely feel like you’ve eaten.

I have so much love for the products that Katz Gluten Free has out.  I am definitely going to pick up more of the Gluten Free Chocolate Buns in the near future.  Honestly a delicious and sweet way to start the day.

Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns
Katz Gluten Free Chocolate Buns

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