Box of Scrolls

by lex on November 16, 2013

Cinnamon Scrolls

Cinnamon Scrolls

Cinnamon scrolls. I love them but it can be hard to find a good one these days. Many are dry, lacking in flavour and almost like a boring bread roll with a sprinkling of cinnamon. My recent trip to New York reminded me of my love of a good cinnamon scroll and the lack of quality scrolls in Sydney.

But then I discovered Box of Scrolls on Twitter. Their scrolls hail from Oregano Bakery. The same scrolls I have read about in the Good Cafe Guide and thought I must try one day. Oh and remember when Gelato Messina launched This is how we scroll a few months ago? Yup, they smashed Oregano Bakery’s cinnamon scrolls into coffee gelato with condensed milk syrup. I was nowhere near Messina at the time and could only drool over the Instagram pics (I’m secretly hoping they will bring it back!)

Oregano Bakery is run by Tony and Sonia Jabbour. Tony is the mastermind behind the legendary scrolls. It took him more than six months to perfect the recipe which is a secret from everyone but him! They have the whole spectrum of flavours including Cinnamon, Nutella & Banana, Salted Caramel, Tahini & Sesame, Orange & Macadamia, Cookies & Cream and more.

Box of Scrolls was launched by Gregory, a man who stumbled upon Oregano Bakery and recognised a product that needed to be shared with the masses. His goal was to bring the cinnamon love, as they say, to scroll lovers throughout Australia. Box of Scrolls currently offer four flavours though Gregory tells me they’ll introduce others at different times.

Layers

Layers

Cinnamon Scrolls (Small – $23.90 for 6 or $32.90 for 9 / Large – $23.90 for 4 or $33.90 for 6).

I’d wanted to try an Oregano Bakery scroll for a while and the time had finally come. Thanks to Box of Scrolls I finally had a Cinnamon Scroll in my hot little hands. My eyes lit up when I saw it and from the very first bite I took I was hooked. Bread like? Lacking in flavour? No sir-e. The first words to come out of my mouth were in fact ‘holy moly’.

Pillowy soft dough, cinnamon paste and a blanket of icing sugar. It sounds so simple yet so often it’s done poorly. This scroll on the other hand was perfect. Layers and layers of beautifully moist scroll. Spicy, buttery, soft and completely moreish. Without a doubt the best cinnamon scroll I have ever tasted.

Cinnamon Scroll

Cinnamon Scroll

Nutella & Banana Scrolls ($26.95 for 4).

Nutella lovers rejoice. These scrolls have a generous dollop of Nutella on top. I challenge you to eat one without getting Nutella all over your face 😉 With the right balance of nutty chocolate and banana paste, this flavour combination is brilliant. Taste testing in my office established the jury is out on whether Cinnamon or Nutella & Banana takes the cake. Traditionalists like me just adore the Cinnamon Scrolls but then there are the other half who can’t go past the chocolaty goodness of the Nutella & Banana.

Nutella & Banana Scroll

Nutella & Banana Scroll

Salted Caramel Scrolls ($26.95 for 4).

Rich fudge-like salted caramel and sweet dough are a match made in heaven. The combination produces an absolutely amazing dessert. Dylan and I devoured a Salted Caramel scroll each in mere minutes. It was so good it started taking some of the attention away from the other flavours. I’d even go so far as to say it almost knocked the Cinnamon Scroll off its (awesome) perch. Almost.

Salted Caramel Scroll

Salted Caramel Scroll

Orange & Macadamia Scrolls ($26.95 for 4).

The latest flavour to be added to the Box of Scrolls offering is Orange & Macadamia. My work crew got roped into taste testing (yes, I really had to twist their arms!) and there was definitely a divide on this one. Personally I thought it didn’t stand up to the other flavours. The aroma of orange syrup was divine, but to be honest I’m not a huge fan of orange peel and the texture of the macadamias lost it a few points. Having said that, a few of my co-workers thought it was the greatest of them all.

Orange & Macadamia Scroll

Orange & Macadamia Scroll

My friend Gene says there is life before scrolls and life after scrolls. He’s absolutely right. Everyone has their flavour preference but in the end nearly everyone agrees that these are the best scrolls in Sydney. The large scrolls weigh a tonne and are perfect for sharing, if you can bring yourself to part with them. But be warned, once you’ve tasted them you’ll be addicted.

You can find Box of Scrolls on Twitter and Facebook and if you’re lucky you could win a box of scrolls for yourself.

A Food Story sampled goods courtesy of Box of Scrolls.

Box of Scrolls
1800 SCROLLS
1800 727 655
Box of Scrolls Website

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sussi mallon November 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Oh myyyyyyy! This seals it, a MUST TRY, they sound divine. Salted Caramel & Cinnamon sound like they are right up my alley.

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Simon Food Favourites November 18, 2013 at 12:57 am

I must try the Orange & Macadamia Scroll as i generally enjoy orange peel :-)
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Golden Sun Restaurant November 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Good lord, the Nutella one just stole my heart.Love this 😀 Been really busy managing a a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area but love checking out awesome desserts here!

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Emma November 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Have not had a good scroll for a while. These look delicious! Love the layers filled with the custard in the cinnamon scroll! YUM!

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FoodDreamer April 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I’ve tried the scrolls at Oregano and at The Pandesal Bakehouse Beverly Hills. I prefer the bakehouse ones cause they are softer, and better glaze. And cheaper too :)

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Lex April 15, 2014 at 10:54 am

Thanks for the heads up FoodDreamer, will have to check them out. I haven’t come across a scroll that can beat Oregano Bakery’s/Box of Scrolls yet, so I’m keen to see what they’re like!

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