The Mon Chéri is a single-wrapped combination, consisting of a "heart" of cherry, floating in a liqueur and contained in a plain chocolate housing. Each Mon Chéri contains 46 calories and is packaged in a red/pink wrapper. There is no disclaimer on the packaging denoting the liqueur center, but the labeling lists kirsch and likör.
Mon Chéri is French for "My darling". Mon chéri has been produced since 1960 where it was first introduced to the French, Belgian and UK markets. It was introduced to the German market a year later. The Mon Chéri name was chosen as a reference to the French way of life and was quickly adopted as brand name for the international market.
In the American market, Mon Chéri was actually filled with hazelnuts and did not contain liqueur, similar to the Ferrero Küsschen that is sold in Germany and Denmark. After more than 20 years in production, this variety was discontinued by Ferrero, except in Puerto Rico where it is imported from Germany as "Mon Cheri". Most other markets, however, still sell the cherry-filled Mon Chéri.