Honey bun

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Honey bun
Sweet roll and sandwich
Honey Buns from Spring Hill Pastry Shop.jpg
Commercially-prepared honey buns
Place of origin:
United States
Main ingredient(s):
Honey, yeast, cinnamon
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Honey bun
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Honey bun
 
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Honey bun
Sweet roll and sandwich
Honey Buns from Spring Hill Pastry Shop.jpg
Commercially-prepared honey buns
Place of origin:
United States
Main ingredient(s):
Honey, yeast, cinnamon
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Honey bun
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Honey bun

A honey bun is a sweet roll of American origin, somewhat similar to the cinnamon bun, that is popular in the southeast United States.

About[edit]

A honey bun is a fried yeast pastry that contains honey and a swirl of cinnamon in the dough and is glazed with icing. Unlike most sweet rolls, which are generally the product of bakeries, honey buns are common convenience store and vending machine fare. Normally sold individually wrapped, alone or in boxes of 6 or more, they are a popular grab-and-go breakfast, eaten cold or heated in a microwave oven.

Honey buns are often a popular food item for American jails and prisons. Prison and jail food are typically rather bland and with no alcohol permitted in the prison gates, honey buns are a highly prized delicacy in some American prisons.[1]

History[edit]

According to legend, Howard Griffin of Griffin Pie Co. in Greensboro, North Carolina, developed the first honey bun in 1954. Flowers Foods acquired Griffin Pie Co. in 1983. Although the Greensboro bakery is now closed, honey buns remain a best-seller for Flowers.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Harwell, Drew. "Honey buns sweeten life for Florida prisoners." Tampa Bay Times. Sunday January 2, 2011. Retrieved on January 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Mrs Freshley's - Varieties - Honey Buns". Mrsfreshleys.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18.