Cinnamon is a much more versatile spice than you might think. Sure, it lends a warm, sweet aroma and sunny character to everything from morning toast and cinnamon rolls to spiced cookies. But this earthy, mahogany-colored spice also has a savory side. Middle Eastern lamb and chicken dishes wouldn’t be the same without its irresistible richness and heat. One of the world’s oldest spices, cinnamon is also one of the most popular—and for good reason! Sprinkle it on your morning cappuccino or use it to spice up your favorite chili recipes. We think your nose is the best guide to determining whether a bottle of cinnamon is fresh. It should smell warm, rich and sweet, like a cinnamon cookie just out of the oven.
Discover the Cinnamon flavor story here.
This product has no significant nutritional value.
Patricia | September 23, 2013 |
This variety is the best!
Lorna Adorna | August 18, 2013 |
Cherie Blair | May 06, 2013 |
Excellent. I use cinnamon daily.... from oatmeal to sautéed apples. It is my single favorite spice.
Joy | September 25, 2013 |
The casia variety is what was used in earlier studies of cinnamon's effect upon blood sugar levels. This was effective, while the verum or so called "true" cinnamon had little to no effect...
David | July 22, 2013 |
While some folks don't like this & claim it's not "true," the fact of the matter it's got the same characteristics of "true" varieties. McCormick offers another variety; Saigon & roasted Saigon cinnamon, found in the glass jars. While I enjoy different varieties, the classic McCormick Ground Cinnamon is economical, quite tasty (esp. to children as it's mild)& due to it's popularity, you can be assured that it will be relatively fresh when buying it. I wish McCormick would consider carrying Korintje &/or Vietnamese cinnamon as they are delightful. They have more "warmth" & flavor.
Kerry Cook | January 16, 2015 |
I always used this on my cinnamon toast and loved it!
Mark | April 13, 2017 |
How long does it last? In other words, when does it expire?
Fernando | August 03, 2017 |
The “Best by” date will mark the end of a 3-year shelf life for our Ground Cinnamon, Fernando. It does not go bad or spoil, but it may lose flavor, aroma and color as time passes. For more information on shelf life, use this link. ~Leslie https://www.mccormick.com/articles/mccormick/refresh-your-spice-cabinet-this-spring
Moderator | August 15, 2017 |
If this is 100% cinnamon, why then does it thicken like mucus when heated. I love the flavor but it turns my stomach when added to hot liquids. I've also researched cinnamon and can't imagine they would sell something that supposedly causes health problems. Is it true? I am very health conscious and too many companies don't care about your health only their pockets. McCormicks cinnamon is very flavorful, but is it safe.
LINDA | April 05, 2017 |
Hi Linda...If you would like, you can reach out to us at consumer_affairs.com to discuss this further. Please know that Cinnamon has been consumed for thousands of years without any known negative health effects, and has been classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a spice. There is no reason for consumers to change how they use cinnamon in their everyday cooking. ~Tina
Moderator | June 21, 2017 |
Cassian – This one has a high amount of Coumarin which could possibly cause liver problems if taken in large doses. Ceylon – If you are going to be using it for medicinal purposes make sure you use the one called Ceylon.
nic | January 25, 2015 |
not real cinnamon, but cassia. save your money and buy the cheap stuff.
kelly | June 17, 2013 |
This type of cinnamon is not good to consume on a regular basis considering it's has the ability to coagulate blood. There's a second type of cinnamon that is really what you should be selling.
Melissa | September 07, 2015 |
The flavor is wonderful but I've been told this cinnamon is made from cassia and not a true cinnamon (Ceylon). Cassia is known to cause liver damage. (Toxic to liver)
Pam | June 05, 2017 |