Short Answer: You can usually find cinnamon sticks in the spice aisle. They will be near the ground cinnamon, but they aren’t always directly next to it.
Cinnamon sticks come in packaging similar to other spices you have in your kitchen right now.
If you’re having trouble locating the spices in your grocery store, the spice aisle is generally the same as the baking aisle.
Not all stores carry cinnamon sticks, so if you’re having trouble finding them, the store you’re at may not carry them. This is uncommon, but it does happen.
Before giving up your search you can always ask a store employee, or the store manager for help.
Sprouts Farmers Market
In Sprouts Farmers Market you can find cinnamon sticks in their spice aisle. They usually have a few options to choose from, so if you can’t find them, they might be out.
In Safeway, you can find cinnamon sticks in the spice aisle fairly close to the ground cinnamon. Safeway’s spice aisle is usually part of the baking aisle.
Inside King Soopers you can find cinnamon sticks in the spice aisle. In this aisle, you will also find their baking products.
Walmart Cinnamon Sticks
In Walmart, you can find the cinnamon sticks in the spice aisle. They carry your usual spices size, but a few stores carry a large 9oz container. So, if you’re looking to buy in bulk, you might get lucky at your local Walmart. You also might not get lucky…
Common Ways to Use Cinnamon Sticks
Below are a few different ways to use cinnamon sticks:
- Use with drinks like coffee, tea, cider, cocktails, etc.,
- With oatmeal,
- In slow cookers,
- With candles, and
How Long Do Cinnamon Sticks Last?
If you store them properly, cinnamon sticks can stay flavorful for roughly 3 to 4 years. Other spices like whole nutmeg have a similar shelf life.
Can I Ground My Cinnamon Sticks?
Yes! While you may not ground it as fine as store bought ground cinnamon, you can certainly do it if you’re in a pinch.
Cinnamon sticks can be difficult to find in the grocery store, but most stores carry them in their spice aisle. So, if you can find where they keep their baking products, or a sign that says “spices” you’re probably good to go.
At The Healthy Patron, we also write about where you can find many other hard to find items in the grocery store. Here are a few more items and where you can find them:
- Minced garlic,
- Vanilla beans,
- Cream of tartar, and