The Mon Chéri is a single-wrapped combination consisting of a "heart" of cherry floating in a liqueur and contained in a bittersweet chocolate housing. Each praline 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 cherry and liqueur.
Mon Chéri appeared for the first time in Italy in 1956. From 1960 it was produced and marketed on the French and UK markets, and from 1961 on the German market. The name was chosen as a reference to the French way of life and was quickly adopted as brand name for the international market.
For the American market Mon Chéri was actually filled with hazelnuts and did not contain liqueur, similar to the Ferrero Küsschen that are sold in Germany and Denmark. After more than 20 years this variety was discontinued, except in Puerto Rico where it is imported from Germany as "Mon Cheri." Most other markets still sell the cherry-filled Mon Chéri.