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; it adds depth and complexity to beverages like cocktails, chai masala or hot chocolate; and it even works well with meat dishes like chili, bolognese or curries.
- Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
- Processing: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: Ground allspice (Pimenta dioica)
- Tasting Notes: Baked Apple • Toasted Almond • Smoke
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.
This puts a new meaning to allspice! In the past a container of allspice has lasted me probably far more years than it have. I ordered my first from B&B jar as part of a package where I chose my own selection of six different spices and I really didn’t expect a whole lot out of it. It was simply allspice! You use occasionally when you’re making a pie or something like that. Well when this came in I was blown away by its essence and started adding it to my evening tea and then to my overnight oats and then to everything I baked whether the recipe called for it or not. The jar says it has tasting notes of baked apple, toasted almond and smoke. I don’t know about all that, I just know it’s delicious! I quickly went through one jar and ordered the large container because I knew if I didn’t I would simply be re-ordering the small jars time after time.
Burlap & Barrel hands down the best spices money can buy. Elevates the flavour of any dish.
Each magical bottle of spices I’ve bought from B&B is always SO good - the perfect flavor for whatever recipe or dish it’s called for!
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This allspice is fantastic. It has much more aroma and flavor compared to anything that I've purchased in the grocery store. So happy that I bought this.