Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolate. It is also used in many desserts recipes, such as apple pie, donuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. True cinnamon is more suitable for use in sweet dishes. Cinnamon can also be used in pickling. Cinnamon bark is one of the few spices that can be consumed directly.