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Cinnamon - The Winter Warming Spice

Posted on Dec 08, 2022

What Does Cinnamon Taste Like? 

Cinnamon, also know as the winter spice, has a number of varieties with individual qualities based upon the species and origination. Many are warming while others impart a sharp pungency that builds quickly on the palate.

Two Types of Cinnamon

Roasted Cinnamon

Roasted cinnamonis a warm flavor, slightly sweet, and reminds you of pies baking in the oven or a warm slice of cinnamon crumb cake.

Hot Cinnamon

Hot cinnamon hits with bright heat and lingers on your tongue, much like movie theater candy. 


Cinnamon Spice Blend

Cinnamon was our chosen featured winter flavor. We created 2 types of cinnamon and paired both of our innovative snack seasoning blends with popcorn, but this seasoning blend would be lovely in other applications such as in drinks, or modified to be a Mole Sauce.

Both are formulated without artificial color and are MSG free. Reach out to us and we can tailor these to your customer’s preference.


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History of Cinnamon & Uses

Cinnamon was a highly prized and cherished spice throughout the Middle Ages. It was used in lover’s potions, perfumes for wealthy Romans, and to flavor wines. By the 1700s crops such as coffee, sugar, tea, and chocolate became the focus of cinnamon traders, the earliest spice distributors, throughout Europe, replacing traditional spices and crops. 




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