Most people call these Chocolate Covered Cherries. When I was a kid we used to call them - in fact AD and I still do - "Cherry Chocolates" and we used to buy Brach's brand. Maybe I'm not looking in the right stores but I am rarely able to find the Brach's brand. I personally think that company uses a better quality chocolate to make theirs. But that's not really here nor there.
AD LOVES cherry chocolates and he usually acquires a few boxes this time of year.
Me - I'm not too much of a fan. I might manage to eat one a year but if I don't get one it is NOT a problem!
I used to love cherry chocolates as much as AD does. Back when I was 3. You wouldn't think I could remember that far back, would you? But those candies bring back one big, bad belly-ache memory.
You see, my younger sister was born on December 20. Back then the new mothers and babies stayed in the hospital for at least a week or so.
My mother loved cherry chocolates and while she was in the hospital lots of family and friends brought her boxes of cherry chocolates. So many that she sent those boxes home with my dad. And back then, those boxes held way more candies than the boxes do now.
Dad hid those boxes from us kids. At least he thought he did. I don't exactly remember this part but from what I've always understood, my older brother and I searched until we found the stash.
And we went on an eating frenzy. For me, I ate so many that it made me really, really sick. That's the part I really remember - the being sick part.
Consequently at Christmas I'd much rather have a candy cane (or "stripety candy" if you listened to John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story) or ribbon candy or even those old fashioned hard Christmas raspberry candies with the jelly stuff in the middle than a cherry chocolate.
Did you ever over dose on a candy?