Cherry Blossom

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45g each - 6 Pack

Have a sweet taste of the good old days with the old-fashioned taste of the Cherry Blossom!

This Canadian treat has deliciously dripped down many of our hungry chins! Consisting of a juicy and plump maraschino cherry that is sweetly oozing with cherry-flavoured syrup, surrounded by flakes of luscious coconut and bits of crunchy roasted peanuts all encased in a rich and creamy coating of chocolatey goodness!
Every element comes together so perfectly to create this iconic candy! This classic candy made its very sweet debut in the 1890s, and remains a number one sought-after candy to this day!
Taste some sweet Canadian history with the one-of-a-kind, Cherry Blossom!

The Cherry Blossom consists of a maraschino cherry and cherry syrup surrounded by a mixture of chocolate, shredded coconut and roasted peanut pieces. The candy is sold in an individually wrapped 45-gram (1½ oz) portion, packaged in a close-fitting cardboard box.

The candy had been manufactured since the 1890s by the Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada which was taken over by Hershey as a subsidiary brand.[2] The facility in Smiths Falls, northeast of Kingston, is now closed.

A prominent man in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Lowney opened and operated his candy factory in the city, being also involved in the development of other interests in the city. In the mid 1890s a subsidiary of Lowney Co. was opened in Canada. The company continued to grow and so did the Cherry Blossom.[3]

In the mid-20th century, Hershey bought out the Smiths Falls factory and began manufacturing Cherry Blossoms. The plant remained active for 45 years until it closed in 2008.[3]