Knott's Gets Spicy With Its Latest Sweet Treat

June 21, 2021, 5:24 PM · Knott's Berry Farm is getting spicy with its latest sweet treat.

Not to be outdone by a certain theme park down the street that has been promoting oversized food recently, Knott's is plus-sizing its popular Fun Bun. The new "Super Fun Bun" is a 12-inch glazed cinnamon bun that's coated in funnel cake batter then deep-fried and topped with boysenberry glaze. It's available at Ghost Town Grill for $20.

Take a moment to read former Knott's PR rep Brad Jashinsky's history of the Fun Bun on his blog. The deep-fried cinnamon roll was perhaps the park's best PR success with a food item since Cordelia Knott started serving her fried chicken dinners. So it's an obvious choice for Knott's to call upon as it looks to out-do whatever Disneyland is offering local theme park fans in the latest chapter of this long-running friendly rivalry.

Remember that Pickle Corn Dog that Disney hyped earlier this year? That sure seemed "inspired" by the Dilly Dilly Dog that Knott's offered last year at its Peanuts Celebration. So this time, it's Knott's turn to respond to Disney California Adventure's Pym Test Kitchen. Oversized pretzels and sandwiches? Okay, then how about an oversized version of Knott's signature sweet treat?

Yeah, it's all ridiculous. Like with more and more theme park food these days, the target here is getting on to people's Instagram stories as much as it is to satisfy guests' hunger or taste buds. Honestly though, if you're bringing a crew of four or more to the park, 20 bucks for a foot-wide combination cinnamon bun funnel cake isn't a bad deal for an afternoon snack, if everyone is willing to pitch in.

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Replies (3)

June 21, 2021 at 5:35 PM

oh okay, so I'm supposed to have ""friends"" to ""share"" with,,, INTERESTING,,, what about people WITHOUT friends??? hmm????

June 21, 2021 at 5:55 PM

I have no doubt that miner or cowboy or logger's face looks EXACTLY how my face would look about 90 minutes after eating a Fun Bun. No doubt I'd be smiling and happy for during the consumption part of the story. It's the digestion chapter that would bring on that look. Say...anybody know if Knott's sells Boysenberry flavored Rolaids?

June 22, 2021 at 10:01 AM

The Fun Bun has a Boysenberry frosting, it's described as a glaze here, but I don't see it on the picture. I'm all for oversized food, my favorite is the Lard Lad's donut at Universal. I wish Knott's would sell the Fun Bun at the Marketplace Bakery, I don't know if they do...

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