PILLSBURY PUMPKIN SPICE ROLLS

Welcome to day 19 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!

Today I whacked open a can of poppin’ fresh Pillsbury Grands Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Rolls with Icing:

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Admit it — it’s fun to smack the can against the counter and have the dough explode out of the can, like a culinary version of whack-a-mole.

I see cinnamon on the ingredient list, but sadly these are pumpkin free:

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The directions are simple enough — Pop. Make. Yum!  In case you were thinking of pinching off a bite of dough, the package advises “do not eat raw dough.”  Good save!

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I preheated my oven to 350 degrees, carefully arranged the rolls in the baking pan, and patiently waited for the promised yum.  They filled the house with a cinnamon-y scent as they baked.

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They rose high, and looked great:

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I could hardly wait to spread the icing over the hot rolls:

Ta da!

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I was prepared to like these.  I wanted to love them.  They were so easy and looked and smelled so good.  I loved the slightly orange color, even though there was no pumpkin in them.  I delighted in their pillowy texture.  But we all reluctantly agreed that they were not nearly as good as the plain old cinnamon roll variety that we adore, and in fact, the icing had a rather unpleasant aftertaste.  Don’t get me wrong — they weren’t horrible.  They just weren’t good.  But they should have been.  Back to R&D Pillsbury.

Rating:  3 pumpkins (out of 5)

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