Nature’s Harvest Ultimate Chocolate Coated Cherries

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on June 25 2007 | Leave A Comment

Here’s further proof that chocolatey loveliness can be found in all kinds of strange locations. I was in my local Holland & Barrett (a health food store, for those of you outside the UK) buying vitamins and pistachio nuts when I saw these sitting on the shelf.

Nature’s Harvest Ultimate Chocolate Coated Cherries

My first thoughts were that there was something very un-chocolatey about the pinky purple colour of the coating, but a quick read of the packet informed me that it was indeed chocolate, albeit ‘coloured’ (and therefore more than likely originally white). Still, the thought of dried cherries interacting with chocolate was enough to persuade me to shell out £3 or so for the bag.

Back home, it was time to crack open the bag and have a nibble. First flavour is of course the chocolate melting on the tongue. Definitely white chocolate made purple – soft, sweet, light tasting stuff (possibly a little too sweet for me). Of course, the dried cherries require a good chewing in order for them to release their tart, sharp flavour which makes a delicious counterpoint to the sweetness of the chocolate.

A word of warning about these little fellers – they are SERIOUSLY moreish. It doesn’t take too long before you look down and see that you’ve decimated the bag – especially if you’ve been foolish enough to offer them around. I’ve not come across dried, chocolate coated cherries before (no doubt another reflection of our conservative tastes in confectionery) and as someone who likes both cherries and chocolate it’s a fine discovery.

These would make a great snack food, addition to a picnic, party treat, or TV watching nibbles – maybe even a good way of sneaking some fruit into your kids’ diets.

Try them.

Comments On This Post

  1. Rachel

    Very interesting review, more Holland and Barett stuff! -please ;)

  2. anabels

    Or for a very grown up and potential messy take on the choclate coated cherry http://www.despa.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=30_39&products_id=146.

    Do NOT share with children!

  3. Milan Majithia

    I love chocolate. In fact I have posters of chocolate bars on my wall, next to my picture of Mr Cadbury. He is a legend.

  4. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    We actually did our own chocolate coated cherries a while back:
    http://www.chocablog.com/recipes/chocolate-dipped-fruits/

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