The Kandy - Ceylon Cinnamon Gourmet from Sri Lanka - 4oz (Retail)



VanillaPura is pleased to introduce our first "non-vanilla" spice, as requested by many of our customers for use in extract-making. Ceylon Cinnamon is here, and it's delightful. Due to the dry, brittle nature of this and other spices, they are sealed in pouches but often not vacuum sealed, as the sharp edges of the spice can puncture a vacuumed pouch. 

Cinnamon Family: Cinnamomum Vera (True Cinnamon/Ceylon)
Cinnamon Origin: Sri Lanka
Aroma: Sweet, soft, floral and fruity
Extract Taste: Cinnamon with soft undertones of tropical fruit & spice
Size 3-5 sticks/oz. Each stick is 5 inches long on average. 
Minimum Order 4oz ($4.49/oz) 


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Ceylon cinnamon is one of the world's most sought-after spices, given its delicate nature and its sweet aroma and taste. It is only grown in Sri Lanka where the farmers take great pride in the process of peeling the quells from the cinnamon tree bark and hand rolling them into the beautiful cinnamon sticks you will receive. Much like the sweet vanilla beans harvested in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Cinnamon captures the climate and the nutrient-rich soil of its birth place.  


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We named this amazingly-sweet spice after the appropriately-named city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. 

When you open a pouch of Ceylon Cinnamon sticks, you will notice that the smell is not overwhelming or powerful at first. The natural drying process of the quells locks the sweetness inside. As you visually observe the cinnamon stick, you will see that it is not hollow like other types of cinnamon (such as Cassia cinnamon) and it is easier to break demonstrating how delicate each quell is. 

When you break or grind the quells, the wonderful cinnamon aroma is released...and wow, is it wonderful. Dropping the cinnamon stick into an alcohol base for at-home extract-making also releases the beautiful, natural aroma as well. You will immediately notice why Ceylon Cinnamon is in such high demand, as it is nature's perfect blend of spicy sweetness with fruity and floral undertones.

While Cylon Cinnamon is esteemed greatly for its sweet cinnamon extract taste, it is also used in hot teas, holiday wassails, coffee, hot chocolate and horchatas among many others. It is also ground for its powder that is sprinkled on top of frostings, pies, drinks and other desserts. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
MoonBabe Olivia
Exquisite Elegance from Sri Lanka

Crafting an extract with local white rum revealed a taste profile that seamlessly blends cinnamon with soft undertones of tropical fruit and spice, adding an exotic twist to the experience.

The versatile application of the Ceylon Cinnamon has become a highlight in my kitchen. From the delicate sweetness it imparts to French toast to the irresistible combination with cinnamon and sugar toast, this cinnamon variety elevates breakfast to a gourmet level. The extract and fresh ground cinnamon also find a cherished place in my dessert creations, bringing a touch of elegance and exotic flair to every sweet indulgence. Ceylon Cinnamon is a must-have for those who appreciate the finer nuances of this spice, offering a unique and delightful culinary journey.


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Sweet and Delicate

I took advantage of the recent sale and bought both the Kandy and the Hanoi Cinnamon to try. My kids and I broke off small pieces of the bark to taste test both of them- this review is not on the extract, just the spice as is.
The Kandy won for its yummy crumbly texture. The taste is sweet and fragrant, as you would imagine a cinnamon scented perfume.
However, the Hanoi won overall for flavor. Once we tried the Hanoi, we could barely taste the Kandy. We tend to prefer strength over beauty in our house. But your house may prefer beauty over strength. Only one way to find out!