Honey bun

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Honey bun
Honey Buns from Spring Hill Pastry Shop.jpg
Commercially-prepared honey buns
TypeSweet roll and sandwich
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsHoney, yeast, cinnamon
Cookbook:Honey bun  Honey bun
 
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Honey bun
Honey Buns from Spring Hill Pastry Shop.jpg
Commercially-prepared honey buns
TypeSweet roll and sandwich
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsHoney, yeast, cinnamon
Cookbook:Honey bun  Honey bun

A honey bun is a sweet roll of American origin, somewhat similar to the cinnamon bun.

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.

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mrs Freshley's - Varieties - Honey Buns". Mrsfreshleys.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18.