Last Updated: Apr 25, 2023 @ 10:47 am.

What are the best brown sugar cinnamon tarts? To find out, we had to do a blind taste test—how did the well known name brand stand up to the challengers: a gluten free tart and organic option? Here are the winners.

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Finding the Best Brown Sugar Cinnamon Tarts: Our Taste Test!

Sure, it was a tough job . . . but someone had to do it!

We gathered cinnamon and brown sugar tart enthusiasts here at the office to do a blind test—which one tasted best? Could a gluten-free tart stand up to the big brand name? 

First, let us sing the praises of brown sugar and cinnamon . . . wow, there is something about this taste combination that makes an ordinary tart something special.

We tried tarts with and without frosting, but when we tallied up the winners, it was clear that the frosted versions were a clear favorite. That’s an interesting difference compared to when we tested strawberry tarts—when it comes to fruit-filled tarts, there is a large minority of folks who like the frosting-free version. Not true with brown sugar and cinnamon! For some reason, frosting makes or breaks these tarts.

A quick allergy note: even though we recommend a gluten-free option in this article, these tarts are made in a facility that also processes wheat, peanuts, eggs, soy and other tree nuts. So for those of you looking to truly avoid even traces of gluten, these may not be the best choice.

Ok, enough yammering! Here are the winners of our blind taste tests of brown sugar cinnamon tarts!

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Best Tried & True Brand

Pure nostalgia . . . and tasty!
Wowsa! These tarts pack quite a punch of brown sugar and cinnamon flavor! Loved the taste, but critics note there are 30 grams of added sugar per serving.
$17.88 ($0.17 / Ounce)

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Best Gluten-Free

A bit chewy, but flavorful
If you are trying to cut down on sugar, these cake-style tarts are worth a try. Bonus: with 20 grams of protein per serving, these tarts are more keto friendly than others we tried.
$24.13 ($1.37 / Ounce)

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Best Organic

No artificial colors or flavors
Yes, these tarts are USDA organic—complete with ingredients you can actually pronounce (cane sugar, sea salt, honey molasses, etc.). These tarts tasted best when toasted.
$49.03 ($0.37 / Ounce)

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