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Homemade Maraschino Cherries:
A few years ago, a TV program showed how they commercially make maraschino cherries and OMG – I never wanted to eat them again!
Why? Because they process those cherries in such a way that they really are no longer cherries.
They first remove any trace of cherry flavor by soaking them in a “brine” of chemicals that bleaches them yellow/white. (This is not a brine as we know it in pickling. It is a chemical cocktail.) Then, they soak them for several days in high fructose corn syrup and red dye so that they look like a cherry again.
I wouldn’t even consider it food anymore. It is more of a cherry-like substance. It was gross.
So I thought…Why not make them myself?
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