I don't know about you, but this pin has been blowing up my Pinterest feed for the last several days. (I'm pretty sure there is another pin with a different picture and the same information floating around, too.)
Here's what Pinterest promises:
Honey and cinnamon cleanse every morning, on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast, and again at night before sleeping. Drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high calorie diet. 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey in a cup of boiled water.
Here's what I did:
To start, I didn't even intend on this pin making it to my blog because I figured the results would be inconclusive at best. But it's on here for a whole different reason.
I started the kettle on the stove with some water, dumped 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey into a mug. When the kettle began to whistle, I poured in the water and stirred and stirred and stirred. (In my head, I always think of a teaspoon as a VERY small amount, but the amount of ground cinnamon that it ended up being was A LOT)
I let it sit for a couple of minutes to cool down before tasting it, and I wish I had forgotten all about it.
The taste... OMG... I took a teeny tiny sip (as to not scald my tongue and palette) and I chocked on the dryness of the cinnamon. I did not taste any honey, I did not taste any water, I COULD NOT get the taste out of my mouth. The 1 sip lasted about 3 hours, 28 oz of ice cold water, and a cup of milk.
I should have known it was too good to be true.