Check out this amazing review in Bon Appetit of Burlap & Barrel's Royal Cinnamon!
Compared to any other ground cinnamon, this is powerful stuff. Harvested from an heirloom species (cinnamomum loureiroi) that’s rarely seen outside Vietnam and sun-dried, it smells like Big Red gum and tastes so sweet you’ll swear it’s spiked with sugar. Even when I use half the amount of what’s called for in a recipe (and yes, I’d recommend starting slowly as you gauge its intensity), my pies, snickerdoodles, morning buns, and yes, cakes, turn out brighter and more fragrant than any I’ve baked before. And on days when I’m not baking, it makes my regular banana smoothie or bowl of oatmeal taste like something special.
Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon is harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city of Huế for millennia. It is the same species as Saigon cinnamon, but this is a more rare and higher quality variety not widely available.
- Location: Quang Nam Mountains, Vietnam
- Process: Sun Dried
- Tasting Notes: Brown Butter, Buckwheat Honey, Orange Peel
Ideas for use:
- Baked goods, spice cookies and really any dessert
- Add to shakes – it is DELICIOUS in Keto Chow Chocolate or Vanilla!
- Sprinkle in coffee or tea
Some of the comments from fans of Royal Cinnamon:
The most powerful cinnamon I've ever used. It made my grocery store cinnamon taste like dust by comparison.
Never have I ever, nor do I ever expect to taste a cinnamon sweeter and spicier than this one!! Amazing!!!!!
Holy AMAZINGNESS!!! This tastes like cinnamon sugar without the sugar! It’s so sweet on the front that it doesn’t need sugar. And the spicy warm finish is stunning. What a treat!
You know that cinnamon challenge things the kids are doing... I WANT to do that with this cinnamon- eat it by the spoonful! It’s that good. Thank you guys!