Est. 1941. Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree native to the fabled Spice Islands. Cloves are distinctive for their unique shape, rich color, and intense bouquet. Add a few whole cloves to hearty bean and split pea soups (remove before serving). Steep hot beverages with whole cloves. Stud holiday hams for enhanced flavor and eye appeal. www.spiceislands.com.