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I think I saw this awards show on UPN last week.

So a few days ago, a coworker of mine discovered that one of the selections in our building's vending machine--the "Big Texas Cinnamon Roll"--boasts of some sort of award on its wrapper.

Sure enough, this mighty cinnamon roll ("Big Texas"? How long did it take 'em to come up with that one?) was named "Pastry of the Year" by Automatic Merchandiser's viewers' choice awards. No. Kidding.

Pastry competition gets fierce

First-time winner Big Texas Cinnamon Roll from Cloverhill Bakery, last year's runner-up in the pastry category, also unseated a long-time winner, Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun, this year's runner-up.

Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun had a five-year winning streak beginning in 2000 in the pastry category. The product also enjoyed a two-year winning streak in 1997 and 1998.


Yes, folks, the Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun dynasty is over.

And if you're wondering, "is the Big Texas Cinnamon Roll worth the hype?" I regretfully admit that I haven't tried one. It's really not that big. Now that it's a major award winner, though, it might be worth my $0.75.