These are fresh sweet cherries that have been processed and packed in a high fructose syrup. They are available in red (Red #40) and green (Yellow #5 and blue #); custom colors and flavors are available. The product is preserved with 1/10th of 1 percent potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.
Maraschino cherries are available whole (with or without stems), as halves and crushed (triple diced through a 3/8 inch dicer or ground through a 1/4 inch screen). Sizes range from medium (18/20 mm) to Super Colossal (26mm and over). They are packed in glass jars with metal caps; plastic jars with plastic caps with a hermetically sealed inner liner; white plastic 5-gallon pails with gasket sealed lids; and 55-gallon steel drums lined with two poly bags. Shelf life varies, depending on packaging. Glass packs have a shelf life of three years, when pasteurized. Maraschino cherries, with a Brix level of 38° to 42°, are a signature garnish and ingredient in drinks, baked goods, confectionery products, ice cream and other dairy products.
Maraschinos are a tasty and beautiful candied treat, so enjoy!
Research shows kids love Maraschino cherries. When asked, "Which is better, one Maraschino or two?" Two was the hands-down winner. When given the opportunity to add their own Maraschinos to foods and drinks, the average number of Maraschinos per kid per item: 3.5. The more, the cherrier. After all, there's no fat, no sodium and only 10 calories in each Maraschino cherry!
These are Maraschino cherries that have been further processed and sweetened. Glacé cherries are available in red (Red #40) and green (Yellow #5 and Blue #1); no added flavors. the product is available as whole cherries, halves or broken pieces. Shelf life when stored under recommended conditions is one year. Glacé cherries, with a Brix level of 73° to 78°, are used in fruitcakes, breads and other baked goods.