Allspice 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.
Our sweet allspice has a characteristic smoky warmth, reminiscent of toasted almonds and baked fruit. It’s a perfect addition to spiced holiday desserts like pumpkin or apple pie, adds depth and complexity to beverages like cocktails, chai masala, or hot chocolate, and even works well with meat dishes like chili, bolognese or curries.
Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Ingredients: 100% whole allspice (Pimenta dioica)
Tasting Notes: Baked Apple • Toasted Almond • Smoke
Add a whole berry or two into your masala chai or spiced cider
Grind into hamburgers, hearty stews, and BBQ sauces
Grind or grate into gingerbread cookies, fruit compotes, and apple or pumpkin pies
We get our sweet, rich allspice in microlots 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 of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, where the altitude, high humidity and comparatively low temperatures create ideal conditions for beautiful allspice berries.