Last time I was at the grocery store, I got graham crackers. They didn’t have the regular kind, so I got the cinnamon kind. I was looking at the box yesterday, and I noticed what it said about the cinnamon:

Made with real cinnamon? Is there such thing as fake cinnamon? Isn’t calling something cinnamon flavored “made with real cinnamon” the same thing as saying “This bread was made with real flour”?

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3 Responses to Real

  1. Lauren says:

    Dang it, Brad.

    (goes down rabbit hole)

    Yes, cinnamon flavor can be 'fake', usually extracts or candies. Cinnamaldyhyde is the 'hot' punch, but it can be fully or partially derived from real cinnamon bark, or synthesized and bulked up with other chemicals. Let's just hear from someone who knows what they're talking about:

    Aside from that, I also prefer plain graham crackers. 🙂

  2. Carol says:

    Just among us, they’ve not been making cinnamon grahams like they used to. In my younger days, I happily recollect a more cinnamon sugary covering on the crackers. Now…they do not seem all that much different from your run-of-the-mill grahams. This saddens me. Now I also have cinnamon impersonators to be sad about. But, then, a brand new jar of Nutella fixes ‘most everything, so…

  3. Karla says:

    You should listen to Mike Rowe’s podcast on the origins of graham crackers. It’s hilarious !!

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