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Sundancer7

Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 05/30/03 8:23 AM (permalink)
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
 
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    CheeseWit

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    RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 05/30/03 9:17 AM (permalink)
    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.
     
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      ocdreamr

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      RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 05/30/03 11:25 AM (permalink)
      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
       
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        Lone Star

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        RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 05/30/03 4:07 PM (permalink)
        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.
         
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          vinelady

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          RE: Chocolate covered cherries Tue, 06/3/03 12:17 PM (permalink)
          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.
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Chocolate covered cherries Tue, 06/3/03 11:04 PM (permalink)
            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
             
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              vinelady

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              RE: Chocolate covered cherries Wed, 06/4/03 12:47 PM (permalink)
              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.
               
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                Sundancer7

                RE: Chocolate covered cherries Thu, 06/5/03 6:22 PM (permalink)
                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
                 
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                  ocdreamr

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                  RE: Chocolate covered cherries Thu, 06/5/03 9:27 PM (permalink)
                  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!!
                   
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                    seafarer john

                    RE: Chocolate covered cherries Thu, 06/5/03 10:30 PM (permalink)
                    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...
                     
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                      ocdreamr

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                      RE: Chocolate covered cherries Thu, 06/5/03 11:23 PM (permalink)
                      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.!
                       
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                        CoreyEl

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                        RE: Chocolate covered cherries Thu, 06/19/03 11:18 PM (permalink)
                        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.
                         
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                          Sundancer7

                          RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 06/20/03 6:27 PM (permalink)
                          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
                           
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                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 06/20/03 6:45 PM (permalink)
                            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
                             
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                              EdSails

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                              RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 06/20/03 7:39 PM (permalink)
                              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!
                               
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                                CoreyEl

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                                RE: Chocolate covered cherries Fri, 06/20/03 10:25 PM (permalink)
                                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...
                                 
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                                  BigGlenn

                                  RE: Chocolate covered cherries Sat, 06/21/03 1:38 AM (permalink)
                                  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.
                                   
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                                    Hepcat

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                                    RE: Chocolate covered cherries Tue, 10/14/03 6:07 PM (permalink)
                                    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!



                                     
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                                      flowercat

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                                      RE: Chocolate covered cherries Tue, 10/14/03 7:33 PM (permalink)
                                      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.
                                       
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