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September 28, 2005

Where Maraschino cherries come from

Maraschino Cherry: Many different types of cherries can be used to make this delectable cocktail garnish, however I've been told that Royal Ann is one of the most sought-after varieties.

The first step in this rather involved process is to preserve the cherries by soaking them in a brine mixture that consists of water, sulfer dioxide (as a preservative), and calcium chloride (to enhance firmness). This process will also result in drawing out most of the color and sugar from the cherries. The cherries will remain in this mixture for about five weeks.

In the next step, the yellowish-white cherries are soaked for about five days in a heated liquid sugar mixture to re-introduce just the right amount of sweetness. After that is achieved, artificial coloring is added, as well as artificial flavor. (Via Cynical-C)

One of my mom's best friends worked in a Maraschino cherry plant in British Columbia. The bleached cherries were shipped from Europe in their brine. Arguably the worst job in the factory was skimming off the drowned rats on arrival. The rats had to come out before the sugar reinfusion could begin.

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