Friday, May 3, 2019

Marich Confectionery - Milk Chocolate Cherries - May 3, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Marich Confectionery Co.
Milk Chocolate Cherries
Weight: 2 oz. (56.6 g.) / 2.3 oz. (64 g.) in total package
Calories: 265 calories in 2 oz. (56.6 g.) serving
Cost: $2.49 for 1 package
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

These generously-sized Milk Chocolate Cherries were from Marich* Confectionery Co. - Marich Pancrafted Chocolates, based in Hollister,  CA.

At the center of each large, muted red**, glossy confection was a chewy, sweet dried cherry. The surrounding chocolate***—made with fair trade certified cocoa—helped balance the sugar-sweetened fruit.

*Marich Confectionery (pronounced Mahr-ich) was established in 1983 by Marinus van Dam (creator of the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean).

**The company, now run by the second generation of family, has moved toward natural fruit and vegetable colorings over the years, as well as improving plant efficiency (energy conservation). (Thank you.)

***Marich uses chocolate from Guittard Chocolate Company, another large, family-owned and operated (since the 1850s) chocolate company based up the peninsula in Burlingame, CA. Guittard makes chocolate from scratch and supplies many high-end chocolatiers with the base chocolate they need for their bars and confections.

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