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Sweet Allspice

Smoky warmth, notes of toasted almonds and baked fruit.

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Our rich Sweet Allspice grows in cloud forests of Guatemala. Its warming, nuanced flavor is reminiscent of toasted almonds and baked fruitAllspice is the dried berry of a beautiful evergreen tree, and one of the few classic spices indigenous to the new world. Used widely in Caribbean and Mexican cuisines, its characteristic combination of sugar and spice is a key element of jerk chicken, mole sauces and many other dishes. It’s a perfect addition to spiced holiday desserts like pumpkin or apple pie; it adds depth and complexity to beverages like cocktails, chai masala or hot chocolate; and it even works well with meat dishes like chili and Bolognese.



Alta Verapaz, Guatemala




Ground allspice (Pimenta dioica)

Tasting notes:

Baked Apple • Toasted Almond • Smoke

Cooking tips

  • Sprinkle into hamburgers, hearty stews and BBQ sauces
  • Add to gingerbread cookies, fruit compotes, and apple or pumpkin pies


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We get our sweet, rich allspice in micro-lots from the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Our allspice is hand-harvested every October and November and dried. They’re grown on small plots in the cloud forests, where the altitude, high humidity and comparatively low temperatures create ideal conditions for beautiful allspice berries.

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Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?