|Price:||$22.46 ($1.77 / oz) & FREE Shipping|
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $7.72 shipping
+ $9.99 shipping
Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries - 400g Jar
- Each jar is 50% candied cherries - 50% syrup.
- All natural deep red color.
- No thickening agents or preservatives used.
- Shelf life of 3 years.
- Net Weight: 400g. (14.11oz)
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Please see our full disclaimer below.
Top Customer Reviews
Unless you are over 45, it is quite possibly you never tasted a maraschino cherry like these
While the price is not inexpensive, the value, in terms of what is added to any drink or recipe with these, is quite high. Two of these cherries will outpower a dozen of those bright red "things". And don't let cocktails be the only use. Your children deserve to experience what a "cherry" cola or other soft-drink "should" taste like, or an over-the-top sundae or banana split. Similarly, I believe I am going to get my wife to make a Schwartzwalder Kirchtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake) with these to really experience the sublime bliss that is cherry and chocolate.
They muddle in cocktails extremely well and infuse the entire drink with an exquisite hint of cherry. Old Fashionds and Manhattans become more sublime, and cherries suddenly hold their own with oranges, lemons and other fruits in a cocktail.
1-23-2013 -- NOTE ON SHELF LIFE
Unopened, these will last a year. A open jar of these cherries should last in your bar about 3-6 months. However, this past year I decided to store them in the refrigerator. It did not hurt the flavor but after a while, the syrup started to harden into granulated sugar. So, if you plan on using a jar in 3 months or so, leave them covered in your bar. If you think it will take longer, refrigerate, but let the cherries and syrup come out to "breathe" at room temperature before using. The syrup and muddling will infuse your cocktails better then.
Visually: The Luxardo cherries look great; nearly black in color and coated in a very thick dark red syrup. They're also small; maybe half the diameter of a bing cherry that you might buy in the produce aisle. I think they're somewhat smaller than the commonly available cheap pink maraschino cherries.
Aroma: They smell very nice. Like cherry soda, I guess.
Texture: They're quite firm. When you bite into them, there's a slight "pop" before they dissolve into sugary goo. It's a little weird if you're expecting the texture of fruit.
Taste: This is my big complaint. Yes, there's a nice cherry flavor, but it's completely overshadowed by the fact that they are SWEET. I mean unbelievably, mind-blowingly, unpleasantly SWEET. They are a mouthful of pure cherry-tinged SUGAR. I hadn't quite realized this from reading the earlier reviews, and I was expecting something like a slightly sweetened natural cherry flavor. Make no mistake: this product is candy, and it no longer has any similarity to the texture and flavor of an actual cherry.
I purchased this product to dress up our cocktails, but I don't really want to drop a lump of candy into my manhattans.Read more ›
The Trader Joe's brand 24 oz Dark Morello cherries from Germany are way better. They're only $2.50, they're plumper but less firm, have a much more balanced flavor, and are in a much, much lighter syrup. I can kill a jar of the TJ's brand in one sitting after pouring the syrup down the sink; doing the same with the Luxardo might make me sick and would definitely break the bank.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
With complication of the order, I couldn't receive the product at first.
But, after one e-mail, I received it right away.
A excellent product and excellent service. Read more
A real treat to add to your Manhattan or Old Fashion. It makes your guests feel very special.Published 2 months ago by George Sontag
I love these! I first tried them at the Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure in my Manhattan Cocktail. Read morePublished 2 months ago by OrchidShopper
Never buy those fakes cherries again. Well worth the amount for the quality. Elevates your cocktails for sure.Published 3 months ago by Marleigh Culver
Just spend the money and buy these. Makes the best Manhattans ever or best cherry cokes. Don't use those chemical pink cheap cherries, get the real stuff. You'll be glad you did.Published 3 months ago by Charles C.
These are the best maraschino cherries I have ever tasted. Definitely kicked up my bourbon and ginger ale.Published 4 months ago by Craig Crawford