I've purchased other cinnamon sticks that were (believe it or not) fairly tasteless and dried up, but these were a good buy. I used them by crushing them and sprinkling atop warm drinks with whipped cream, and also in mixtures for cinnamon rolls for a swirl of extra cinnamon on top, and they were wonderful! Full of flavor and smell heavenly. Perfect for fall recipes or anytime, really. Good brand to keep in mind for other seasonings, as well.