Pain d’épices, or “spiced bread” in French, is a specialty of Dijon in France’s Burgundy region. The 18th- century bread recipe called for wheat flour, honey and savory spices. As spices became increasingly scarce, the spiced bread evolved toward sweet pastry. Our Pain d’Epices spice mix hews to older recipes where cinnamon is the dominant flavor. We add anise seed and nutmeg to round the flavor profile, with a hint of allspice and coriander in the background.
Pain d’épices now also comes in our special Longevity jar made of thick, durable, unique glass which blocks out damaging light that causes decay. This airtight, light-proof jar blocks out harmful air, moisture, and light, protecting our spices and preserving their freshness. Our Longevity jar not only looks beautiful and elegant, but it's also completely reusable, eco-friendly, and will last for years. All spices in the Longevity collection come in refill packs, so you only need to get the Longevity jar once for each spice and then just get the refill packs when the spice runs out, reducing waste and creating a sustainable solution for your kitchen.