Cherry Blossom (candy)

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This article is about the candy. For other uses, see Cherry Blossom (disambiguation).
Cherry Blossom (unopened) with packaging in background.

Cherry Blossom is a type of chocolate bar in Canada produced by Hershey Canada Inc.. Hershey used to produce it at its Canadian manufacturing facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario. It is now produced in Mexico.

The candy had been manufactured since the 1890s by the Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada which was taken over by Hershey as a subsidiary brand.[1] The facility in Smith Falls, north-east of Kingston, Ontario is now closed.

It consists of a maraschino cherry and cherry syrup surrounded by a mixture of chocolate, coconut and roasted peanut pieces. The candy is sold in an individually wrapped 45-gram portion, packaged in a close-fitting cardboard box.

Contrary to common myth, filling is not injected inside the chocolate. The cherry candy is coated with an enzyme, invertase, that breaks down the solid into a liquid over the next 1 to 2 weeks.[2]

The Cherry Blossom candy provides 210 calories of food energy. It contains 30% fat, 10% carbohydrate and 4% fiber by weight and a further 2 grams of protein.

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  1. ^ Carr, David (2003). Candymaking in Canada. Dundum. p. 107. 
  2. ^ LaBau, Elizabeth. What is Invertase? About.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015.

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