The Reluctant Trading Experiment

1 oz
Recycled Paper Bag

Did you know there are actually two main types of cinnamon? You're probably familiar with the one commonly found on supermarket shelves called cassia cinnamon. Cassia has a bigger more intense and singular flavor. And then there's the less common type called Ceylon cinnamon. The special stuff. The crème de la cinnamon. Some call it true cinnamon or Mexican cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is the one that many bakers and chefs seek out. It's the variety The Reluctant Trading Experiment has sourced for you. So what's the difference? Both are harvested from the inner bark of evergreen trees. But the two varieties are grown in different countries and have different chemical compounds. Then there's the taste. Someone said that tasting Ceylon cinnamon is like listening to your favorite vinyl record on a $4,000 stereo system, while Cassia cinnamon is like listening to an mp3 version in the car. I don't have a stereo like that, but I can imagine. With Ceylon cinnamon you will notice nuance - lighter, brighter citrus and floral notes. Ceylon is ideal for pastries, cakes, drinks, soups, and desserts. It charms without overpowering. We recommend a Microplane Spice Mill for grinding our Ceylon cinnamon bark. But no worries If you prefer not to do your own grinding. We also offer ground Ceylon cinnamon.

In India, Mr. Divakar from The Reluctant Trading Experiment, sources their Ceylon cinnamon from a storied 250-year-old cinnamon estate in his hometown. Like all of their spices, Divakar ships it directly, so nothing sits around getting old and stale. While Ceylon cinnamon costs a bit more than cassia, just think how much you'll save on having to buy a $4,000 stereo.

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Ceylon Cinnamon, Ground

Guntur, India

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Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Avoid direct sunlight.


Ordering delivery/pick-up:
Order in 1oz increments (1lb = 16oz) to get as much or as little as you need!
All dried goods come in a recycled paper bag, which can be recycled or torn up and added to your compost bin.
All liquids come in a glass jar/bottle (price of jar included in total).
Shopping in-Store:
Bring your own clean and dry containers and fill just what you need!
We also offer a selection of free up-cycled containers at the shop and complimentary paper bags (100% recycled, of course).