Product of: Italy
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Known in Italy as "Marasche al frutto" (literally 'cherries to the fruit'), these are the Marasca cherries used by Luxardo for distilling its renowned Maraschino liqueur, but here preserved in a jar, 50% candied cherries and 50% syrup. No thickening agents or preservatives are used.
The old-fashioned-looking 400 gram (14.1oz) jars have a shelf life of three years but once opened should be refrigerated.
"Cherries, Marasca cherry juice, glucose, water, citric acid, natural colour anthocyanin, Marashino flavour."
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 03/01/2011
Black cherries in thick deep red, almost black, syrup.
Rich cherry with a whiff of amaretto-like almond and smoke.
Sweet, unctuous cherry and jammy fruit with faint almond nuttiness.
Sweet, marzipan-like cherry jam finish.