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. The facility in Smiths Falls, north-east of Kingston, Ontario is now closed.
It consists of a maraschino cherry and cherry syrup surrounded by a mixture of chocolate, shredded 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.
The Cherry Blossom candy provides 210 calories of food energy. It contains 10g fat (15%Daily), 29g carbohydrate (10%Daily), 1g fibre (4%Daily), 27g Sugars and a further 2 grams of protein.