Organic Ground Korintje Cinnamon has a potent and subtly sweet cinnamon flavor. I personally view it as the sweetest of all the cinnamon and is very much the flavor that comes to mind when you think treats like cinnamon rolls, mulled cider, and snickerdoodle cookies. It is also known as Indonesian Cinnamon.
So what’s the deal with cinnamon? The buzz lately is that there is only one true cinnamon, Ceylon. Experts are all over the place on this subject but I have pretty strong feelings about it. There are two types of Cinnamon; Ceylon and Cassia. There is only one type of Ceylon cinnamon and it grows on the island of Sri Lanka. Which used to be called Ceylon, hence the name. There are a few different types of Cassia Cinnamon: Korintje, Vietnamese, and Chinese. I do not feel as though one is any better than the other and they all have their place in the kitchen.
Korintje is typically the cinnamon of choice for commercial bakeries in the US because of its good, familiar flavor and relatively low cost. We carry the highest quality Korintje cinnamon available — grade A with 2-3% cinnamon oil (most grocery stores usually carry Indonesian cinnamon with the lower grade B or C which produces a much lower cinnamon oil content). This cinnamon provides the highest cinnamon oil content of all the Korintje (Indonesian) cinnamon grades. And it also delivers the most intense flavor and aroma. Grade A harvested “quills” must be one meter long (3.28 feet) and taken from the main trunk of the tree. The lesser grades come from the branches. This particular cinnamon is the one to avoid at grocery stores due to poor quality.