Est. 1941. www.spiceislands.com. Cinnamon quills or sticks are an ancient spice with culinary roots dating to pre-biblical times. Today, Spice Islands selects only the finest-quality whole cinnamon for our Cinnamon Sticks. Use Cinnamon Sticks to add a festive note and aromatic flavor to spiced cider, tea and coffee. Cinnamon Sticks also add depth to stewed meat, soups, pickles, puddings and compotes. Try a Cinnamon Stick in homemade apple, cranberry or blueberry sauce. Add a Cinnamon stick while heating milk to make custard, vanilla sauce or pudding.