The Ridiculous Amount Of Calories In One Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll

Honestly, it feels like Seattle has a monopoly on great food and beverage companies – Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, MOD Pizza – and according to the company website, Cinnabon also claims Seattle as their place of origin. The sweet buns that Cinnabon has built its reputation on were created by a father-son duo and first sold in the SeaTac Mall in Seattle, Washington. But Seattle isn't the only place that gets to enjoy all of their cinnamon sweet goodness. Cinnabon bakeries can be found all over the United States and in 50 countries.

In fact, it's difficult to walk through a food court at a mall without catching a sniff of Cinnabon's cinnamon buns wafting through the air, permeating every square inch of your nostrils. To paraphrase Jim Gaffigan's hilarious stand-up comedy routine (on YouTube), it's as if you can get a cavity just by smelling these oversized cinnamon buns that really may be more like an "eight pound dessert cake."

To be fair, Cinnabon's cinnamon rolls are pretty special. They are so perfectly spiraled and round, they put Princess Leia's iconic cinnamon buns to shame — you know the ones, that every girl tries to copy and fashion her own hair into to create the galactic do.

Cinnabons are huge. Who doesn't love all that cream cheese frosting atop those soft sweet, pillow-y cinnamon rolls? However, as much as we love Cinnabon, the number of calories in one of their signature cinnamon rolls is ridiculous.

880 magical calories per Cinnabon cinnamon bun

"How ridiculous?" you may be wondering. The faint of heart and those who would rather remain in denial may want to look away because the number is pretty cosmic. According to Bloomberg, a single Cinnabon cinnamon bun has 880 calories. We aren't certain if that should be followed by a gulp, welp, or both. That's a seismic number when you are counting calories; especially when you consider the daily recommended adult calorie intake. Very Well Fit notes that there are many variables that contribute to this number — age, gender, activity level. But, on average, it is suggested a woman between the ages of 18 and 30 consume as little as 1,800 calories and no more than 2,400 if you are active. Shave 200 off that top end if you are a little older. And a man in the same age bracket shouldn't eat more than 3,000 calories.

These buns are quite the splurge. Per Bon Appétit, Cinnabon sells 1 billion of those finger-licking buns each year. And an Eater article from 2014 shares that sales of these delightful, calorie-laden cinnamon treats increase by 50 percent around the holidays, resulting in yet another ground-shaking number. The chain sells over 8,000 cinnamon buns each hour; put another way, that's 7.3 million calories every 60 minutes. So, what makes these buns so addictive? One Twitter soul shared her dad's wisdom: "Cinnabon is for people who don't fear death."