What if You Woke Up Tomorrow and Cinnabon Was Vegan?

Iโ€™ve never eaten at (or a) Cinnabon. Iโ€™ve smelled the cloying aroma wafting through shopping malls inappropriately mixing with department store perfumes and greasy Sbarro pizza. It offends me not just as a vegan who canโ€™t eat anything at a Cinnabon, but also as a human being who prides myself on my ability to not face dive into gobs of white flour and sugar in the name of something resembling a breakfast food. We need Cinnabons on earth about as much as we need the shopping malls they live in.

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Iโ€™ve never eaten at (or a) Cinnabon. Iโ€™ve smelled the cloying aroma wafting through shopping malls inappropriately mixing with department store perfumes and greasy Sbarro pizza. It offends me not just as a vegan who canโ€™t eat anything at a Cinnabon, but also as a human being who prides myself on my ability to not face dive into gobs of white flour and sugar in the name of something resembling a breakfast food.  We need Cinnabons on earth about as much as we need the shopping malls they live in.

That is, until the news of a vegan Cinnabon-like chain called Cinnaholic. What?

According to Ecorazzi, Cinnaholic, the Berkeley, Calif. โ€“based bakery is now offering nationwide franchising opportunities.

โ€œShannon and Florian Radke opened their first Cinnaholic store June 2010. The bakery became an overnight success with its mouthwatering vegan cinnamon rolls and a gazillion choices of frostings and toppings,โ€ reports Ecorazzi. โ€œThe company has also been a media sensation โ€“ recognized in many prominent publications and having the honor of winning multiple โ€œBest ofโ€ awards.โ€

Now, the company is seeking to โ€œbakeโ€ things up a notch, with nationwide expansion plans. And why not? Babycakes, the Lower Manattan-based vegan and gluten-free bakery has seen tremendous success in expansion efforts. The Radkes hope their start-up franchise package will help spread the delicious vegan message across the country.

And while all sweets should probably be eaten in moderation, there are major differences between a Cinnabon pastry and  one thatโ€™s made without the addition of milk, eggs or butter. โ€œWe believe that every one of us has the power to make a positive change in this world for the animals, the planet and the people. We start by serving delicious vegan cinnamon rolls,โ€ said the husband and wife team.

So if you simply have to indulge your sweet tooth, now you donโ€™t have to do it at the expense of an animal. Thatโ€™s extra sweet.

Image: Cinnaholic

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