Taste Test: Cinnamon Swirl Bread (with Recipes!)

Hey everyone, it’s Jessica!  I am sharing my thoughts on Cinnamon Bread after I did my own taste test.  As my Mom says, “There are times to make things homemade and there are times to just know the right one to buy.”  Here is how it all came together:

We tasted…..

Pepperidge Farms Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Grandpa’s Oven Cinnamon Swirl Bread (you can find this at Walmart)
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Sara Lee Brown Sugar Cinnamon Breakfast Bread
Archer Farms Cinnamon Bread (you can find this at Target)

Our winner:  Grandpa’s Oven Cinnamon Swirl Bread from Walmart.  This wasn’t even a close contest!  Thick-sliced. Soft. Moist. Full of cinnamon flavor.  Streusel topping.  Perfect!  All of the others tasted like they came from a store and fake. Grandpa’s Oven Cinnamon Swirl Bread does not – it tastes homemade!

I have been eating this for breakfast every morning.  This is how I like to make it…..
Toaster set to the lowest setting so it is just lightly toasted.  Butter well.  Sprinkle lightly with sugar.  Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.  Finish with another light sprinkle of sugar.

This bread is also GREAT for French Toast.  We make that on the weekends when my Mom has a bit more time.  Click here to see Jessica’s French Toast!

You can find Grandpa’s Oven Cinnamon Swirl Bread at Walmart in the bakery section.  We usually buy one loaf per week since I am the only one who eats it at our house.  We like to give a link to our readers who live in the country so they can buy things we talk about.  But you can only buy Grandpa’s Oven Cinnamon Swirl Bread in the store so we can’t give you a link this time.  We really  hope there is a Walmart close to our readers who live in the country!

We do not work with any of the companies mentioned in this post.  We were not paid for this post.  We bought everything ourselves.  We are just sharing our honest opinions – for fun!

Click here to check out our other Recipes – including Skinny Macs, Peanut Butter Cookies, and more

Click here to check out our resort, hotel and restaurant reviews including Grand View Lodge Resort, Hotel Julien and more

And be sure to check out our Special Savings for You where you will find Eastbay, Fossil, delias, Pacsun, and more.  So many you have to scroll through older posts to see them all.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. This bread is for sure out favorite as well at the Runyon household. I was very upset my last shopping trip on Friday that they didn’t have this bread available! 🙁 next time we hope!! Thanks Jessica!!