Ceylon cinnamon is often called „true cinnamon“ in English, which is a reference to the word verum in its Latin name. In the United Kingdom and Australia it‘s forbidden to sell cinnamon as cinnamon unless it‘s Ceylon cinnamon, other types of cinnamon are simply called Cassia. Cassia cinnamon is the type of cinnamon that is the most common in grocery stores, both in the United States and Europe. It‘s a lot cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon, which can be up to three times more expensive. It‘s easy to tell the difference between these two types if you simply look at the cinnamon sticks. Ceylon is lighter, layered, and can easily be crushed. Cassia, however, is darker, not layered, and so hard that you couldn‘t possibly crush it by hand.