Spice Stories

Each product in our portfolio has a deeper story—a story about McCormick’s commitment to our pursuit of pure herbs and spices. This means understanding what makes each individual spice special and essential to any flavor portfolio, as well as protecting the source of our spices through decades-long strategic growing partnerships. We know our spices— now’s your chance to know them too.

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Spice Story:

Cinnamon

The aroma of pure cinnamon is intensely warm; McCormick Cinnamon has a sweet, pungent, woody aroma and an attractive mahogany color, with a uniform grind and texture. Pure cinnamon has a soft powdery texture that's free of clumps with an even mahogany tone throughout. The flavor of pure cinnamon brings warmth to sweet dishes, complexity to savory dishes and makes every dish a reason to celebrate.

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OLD BAY Crabs
Spice Story:

OLD BAY

Add an indelible chef's touch - and zest - to seafood dishes and more with OLD BAY® spice, featuring celery seed, paprika, mustard, salt, red pepper, black pepper and more. This 75-year-old Chesapeake Bay seasoning is the perfect flavor solution for providing consistent, time-honored taste to your restaurant's recipes. Whether it's shrimp, lobster, and crab or chicken and vegetables, OLD BAY® seasoning can transform your restaurant's dishes from mild and boring to brilliant and tasty with a just a few dashes.

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Black Pepper
Spice Story:

Black Pepper

Pepper’s tongue-tingling, bold edge pairs well with so many ingredients and flavor profiles that have yet to be explored. Hiding in plain sight for so many years, pepper is finally capturing the spotlight with its up-front bite and lingering spicy sensations.

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Spice Story:

PURE TURMERIC

In the fields where it grows, the turmeric plant hides its brilliant color underground, showing only glossy green leaves and multi-petaled white flowers. But dig up the root, carefully clean and dry it, and you have an extraordinary spice beloved as much for its color as its flavor.

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