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I’ve done it using a grouped product.
Cinnamon would be your grouped product and the variants would be the simple products that are linked to it.
Out of the box, the simple products aren’t dispayed like a dropdown: they are displayed in a table. The good thing is that there’s also
an input box for the customer to order right away. In the shop that I’m creating, I’ve inserted an hyperlink over every simple product. As such, from the grouped product, you can go straight to the simple products. Easy and idiot-proof.
With some code-tweaking (I’ve done it), you can modify the product/view/type/grouped.phtml file to display the simple products in a dropdown.