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So, taking a break from battles today because A) I need one and B)  this issue is really important.  I think it’s possible that I have a problem and that I may need some sort of intervention.

The Problem?  Is cinnamon.  I love it.  It’s a treasure.  A joy.  The anti-nutmeg!

Here are my primary sources of cinnamon intake right now:

This tea.  Oh, dear.  It’s so deliciously sweet…almost like it’s filled with love.



Cinnamon toast.  This is actually cinnamon french toast and I love that too. But I’m still certain that there’s nothing in the world as comforting as cinnamon toast on a cold, winter morning.


Mmmm…red hots.  No explanation necessary.  Just…red hots.  Mmmm.



I know it’s a close up so maybe it’s not clear what exactly this marvel is.  I will tell you:  Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  And it’s delicious, but not with milk because milk makes it soggy.  It’s only delicious straight out of the box.  But it’s delicious.

Having a bad day?  Drink some cinnamon tea.  Looking for adventure?  Red hots!  Feeling a little blue?  Cinnamon toast is the pick-me-up you need.

Forsake nutmeg and choose ye this day cinnamon.

Just once won’t hurt.

You can quit anytime you want.

All your friends are doing it.


January 18, 2011 - 1:27 am

helenw13 - Just to add one more random fact to your grey matter…Harney and Sons is the only non-Asian tea company that is in the hall of fame of teas.

Now who knew there was such a hall but there is…so you have mighty fine taste!

I adore cinnamon as well…but I am a die hard Earl Grey woman!

January 18, 2011 - 9:12 am

sweetannieskitchens - That tea looks awesome. 🙂 I love Harney & Sons. I also have an unhealthy love of Hot Tamales and can polish off a large movie theater size box with no problem at all. Then again, maybe it is a problem.

January 18, 2011 - 9:17 am

Karen - Hot Tamales, Snickerdoodles, CINNAMON ROLLS, baked apples with cinnamon, Cinnamon Altoids and/or gum….

Have you tried Cinnamon Toast – toasted, sprinkled liberally with Cinnamon/sugar and then broiled slightly? Mmmmm!

January 18, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Julie Denton - This is almost alarming on how we both love these same Cinnamon indulgences!
I sent this post to my daughter as we can relate so much to all being Cinnadicts as well!
Especially the Hot Cinnamon Spice Harney & Sons Tea which is the love of our life as well as the rest.. but we are trying to trim the holiday lbs. and are sticking to the tea for now. God bless …love your posts!

January 19, 2011 - 12:21 am

bolovesjoe - Someday, Helen, let us take a blogging field trip to the tea hall of fame. It sounds like a magical place, indeed.

Hot Tamales are glorious and I’m ashamed I forgot them. and cinnamon rolls…oh man.

Does anyone have a cheaper Harney and Sons tea outlet than Barnes and Noble? My little cannister of tea is lovely on my counter but $11 is way more than Lipton!

January 19, 2011 - 2:27 pm

helenw13 - Check their website if you haven’t already. I ordered mini tins for Christmas and they shipped fast and they gave me a couple of extra goodies…

Order from the box, it’s probably cheaper and re-use the pretty tin!

Ahhh…a field trip might be nice…note to self…apply for passport!

January 20, 2011 - 1:01 am

Tim - And actually, cinnamon IS REALLY GOOD for you….

January 20, 2011 - 9:04 pm

Tracy Hamaker - Townshend’s Bend Teahouse: Rooibus Cinnamon spice #67…perhaps the best out there!

January 20, 2011 - 11:47 pm

Jenn Hoff - I love nutmeg.
I also love cinnamon.
I do hope we can still be friends.

January 21, 2011 - 7:56 am

jane williams - sounds like you might say that cinnamon is “battle strategie #4” ???

January 21, 2011 - 3:46 pm

bolovesjoe - Tim, I’m glad to know that because I think I consume copious amounts.

Tracy – I want to try some! Let’s meet for tea soon, yes?

jenn, yes. It would take so much more than nutmeg to dislodge my deep love for our inevitable friendship.

Jane – great idea! I see a book of battle-fighting spices in the future!

January 21, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Victoria - I ate one of the Christmas cookies at work that had a red candy on the top and discovered it was a red hot. It was like getting a Scrouge-slap to the face.

That’s all.

January 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

bolovesjoe - Aw Tor, where did I go wrong with you?