The maraschino Cherry

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Did you know?

Consumer studies show that diners want their desserts and frozen beverages topped with cherries.
  • Consumers tend to think more highly of restaurant concepts that offer a cherry.
  • Offering a cherry on top of desserts can positively influence consumers’ overall perceptions of a restaurant and could encourage increased dessert purchases.
  • A cherry is important to the overall satisfaction of a consumer’s experience. About 4 out of 5 adults enjoy eating the cherry when served one on a dessert or drink.
  • Consumers, particularly Millennials and people with kids, are more likely to purchase a dessert or beverage when it comes with a cherry.
  • Regardless of the season, cherry topped food and beverage options can trigger emotions, making adults feel happy and nostalgic. Similarly, kids enjoy items with cherries; simply put – it makes them happy.


Cherry Fact

There are many uses for Maraschino Cherries. As a garnish they add visual appeal to beverages, desserts, ice cream, salads and dishes of all shapes and sizes. As an ingredient their bright color and flavor enhances the taste of many recipes, improving attractiveness and profitability.

More About Maraschino Cherries

Wanna learn more about Maraschino Cherries? Well, you came to the right place! Managed by the National Cherry Growers & Industry Foundation (NCGIF), our site has everything including recipes, educational activities for children, as well as news and information about Growers, Processors and Briners. So sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious splendor of the Maraschino Cherry community.

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How are maraschino cherries made?

Ever wondered how Maraschino Cherries are made? Watch this video about the process from orchard to jar. WATCH THE VIDEO

Cherry Education

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partnership opportunities

We are always looking for partnership opportunities with other commodities, hotel and restaurant chains and liquor companies to use cherries in advertising, holiday interest and menu promotions.

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