Product of: Italy
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.