Chocolate covered cherries

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Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
2003/05/30 08:23:00
In lower East Tennessee, we have a candy company called Brock's which is in Chattanooga. The younger Brock went on to be a US senator and I think he became an Ambassator. Their family made great candy and my favorite was the milk chocolate covered cherry. I never have figured how they manufacture them with the white nougat in the center which surrounds a liquid cherry. Those things are great.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/05/30 09:17:59
Paul, I love chocolate covered cordial cherries. I saw a segment on Unwrapped on the Food Network that showed how they made those cherries. However, I can't explain it exactly.
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/05/30 11:25:02
My sister used to make her own chocolat covered cherries. She said you have to work fast the liquid is actually a solid when the cherry is assembled. Once the cherry comes in contact with the solid it liquefies in a short time.
Personally I satisfy my craving with Eddy's Dreamery ice cream "Cherries Ba Da BIng" It's like eating chocolat covered cherries
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/05/30 16:07:15
My Grandfather bought my mother and my aunt a box of chocolate covered cherries every year on Christmas eve from the time they were little girls up until the day he died.

My mother and my aunt now send each other a box ( of the same king) to be delivered on Christmas eve.

I never see chocolate covered cherries without thinking about my Papa.
vinelady
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/03 12:17:46
The solid is called fondant. They can be fun to make, just don't soak the cherries in straight brandy before hand. It is amazing how much alcohol they pick up.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/03 23:04:09
quote:
Originally posted by vinelady

The solid is called fondant. They can be fun to make, just don't soak the cherries in straight brandy before hand. It is amazing how much alcohol they pick up.


Why not???? sounds to me like they might kick it up a notch

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
vinelady
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/04 12:47:09
Actually if you are not careful they will be Brandy cordials. Which if that is what you want is great. But if you didn't plan on it, a bit of a surprise.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/05 18:22:20
quote:
Originally posted by vinelady

Actually if you are not careful they will be Brandy cordials. Which if that is what you want is great. But if you didn't plan on it, a bit of a surprise.


I wonder how many it takes to get you going

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/05 21:27:18
Sundancer,
Probably not many. I make a fruit cake (yeah I know all the jokes but I never have any left) It has pineapple & cherries & pecans only in it. Insted of just wrapping the cakes in a soaked cloth I first inject rum right in the cake with a flavor injector, about 1/2 cup per loaf cake, then wrap & soak. Sometimes the rum will pool in a cherry, a couple of them & you are suddenly real happy!!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/05 22:30:28
Injecting rum into your fruitcake reminded me of how we used to cut a plug out of a watermelon and feed in as much rum as it would take over several hours - ratchets up watermelon a whole lot and is fun...
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/05 23:23:38
Yeah, There's a teatotaling churchlady where I work who always lines up for my fruitcake. It's the only time in the year she really lets her hair down.!
CoreyEl
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/19 23:18:51
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

Injecting rum into your fruitcake reminded me of how we used to cut a plug out of a watermelon and feed in as much rum as it would take over several hours - ratchets up watermelon a whole lot and is fun...


We did that watermelon trick in college, only with grain alcohol. Oh, man... Personally, I think there are easier ways of putting yourself in a coma--like pounding your head with a brick.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/20 18:27:33
I never did the watermelon thing with PGA. I often thought about it. Sounds like it would be good particularly if the watermelon was extremely ice cold.

I wonder if the pure grain alcohold would degrade the fibers of the watermelon

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/20 18:45:21
In Gatlinburg, TN, I experienced a candy company, which there are many, doing many varieties of the chocolate covered cherries. They had chocolate covered strawberries, blueberries, The fresh cherries of Washington which were really great and several other fruits such as cantelope, peach and mangos.

I tried the peach and blueberries and they were really great.

You can OD on this type of stuff pretty quick.

When you are in this environment, I have to limit myself as you can become full and have no desire for other goodies available.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/20 19:39:07
On one of my wine-tasting trips to Paso robles I stopped by Laura's Vineyards. They sampled chocolate covered wine grapes. oh boy! I had to buy a few bags of those!
CoreyEl
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/20 22:25:44
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

I wonder if the pure grain alcohold would degrade the fibers of the watermelon

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Mr. Smith--

I don't think it lasted long enough for us to find out, but you may be right...
BigGlenn
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/06/21 01:38:51
Christmas 1979, a disgruntled Delivery Truck driver left me a whole Case of Brocks Chocolate Covered Cherries. He didn't want to load them back on his truck. I gave some out as gifts but kept the rest. For a while after the Holidays were over, I had Chocolate Covered Cherries for breakfast Lunch and Dinner. Yes, I do still like them and have them around the Holidays each year with a big glass of milk. I will never forget that day. What a great memory.
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/10/14 18:07:29
Order up some Lowney Cherry blossoms from Canada and you'll be a happy man!



I sent some down to Flowercat last week and she's still syrupy sweet and delighted!



flowercat
Junior Burger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2003/10/14 19:33:07
Cherry Blossoms are awesome!!!!! They rock, I've had the Brock's and prefer the Cella's chocolate covered cherries but Cherry Blossoms are the best!

To quote Emeril, I'm "Happy, Happy, Happy!" and still delighted with my Canadian candy.
officesnacks
Junior Burger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/09 21:44:17
Nice, i like the Brocks too - fruitylicious
mamaduck43
Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/10 12:58:14
In the '70's in Albuquerque, a candy shop in Old Town did special orders of milk or dark cherry cordials with brandy soaked cherries that permeated the fondant as it was liquifying...  The were amazing, and we usually got a pound of each to last us through the holidays...  A couple of these beauties would make Christmas with the in-laws bearable...  When I was a kid in the Pittsburgh area, my dad brought some brandied cherry cordials that he had gotten somewhere in his travels, and I remember one day when I was looking for my mom's candy hoard, and it took a while for my folks to figure out why I was acting oddly... 
 
I usually pick up a couple of boxes of the standard cordial cherries off of the shelf at the grocery store, just to fill a tradition - - we always had a box of them on the coffee table during the holidays, and we are usually satisfied with one piece....  My mom would 'cherry pick' from a box of assorted chocolates - - picking at the candies with the "C" on top hoping for a cherry - - but most of the time, she would almost spit the thing out - - I can hear her voice in my head, "darn, it is Coffee - - I hate coffee!!!"   She never sweetened her coffee, and the sweet coffee fondant or cream filling really turned her off..... 
mar52
Porterhouse
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/10 17:11:51
Cella's Dark Chocolate Cherries.
 
My Daddy used to bring them home for us.  They were sold individually.
 
Now I buy a box the day after Christmas.  I don't buy more because I could really eat them all if I did.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/10 18:18:51
Ah, Barricini's chocolate covered cherries filled with a rum sauce. How I loved those things, always eating them while holding the cherry stem. My grandmother always seemed to have a full box whenever I was there. What a coincidence.
lleechef
Porterhouse
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/10 20:13:40
When I was a kid the big department stores in Pittsburgh had a candy counter.  I was at my grandparents'/aunt and uncle's house.  We went to Horne's.  My aunt bought some chocolate covered cherries.  After shopping we decided to go to Peking Royal Kitchen in Brentwood for lunch.  She left the choc. cherries on the front seat.  It was summer.  The car was parked in the sun.  When we got back to the car there was melted chocolate covered cherries all over the front seat of the Corvair.  My uncle was not happy! 
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chocolate covered cherries 2016/02/10 21:30:27
I'm also a big fan of Cella's chocolate covered cherries with the liquid center.  They're hard to find, mostly see them at Christmas and now that we are getting close to Valentine's I might find them.  I put them in the refrigerator and like em cold.