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 that was produced by Hershey Canada Inc. at their Canadian manufacturing facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario. The candy was originally 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 grams 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 31% fat, 9% carbohydrate and 4% fiber by weight and a further 2 grams of protein.

It is similar to Christopher's Big Cherry in the United States.

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

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