In the United States, there is something to celebrate almost every day. Today is no different.
January 3 is National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day.
What are chocolate covered cherries? Chocolate covered cherries usually consist of maraschino cherries smothered in milk chocolate sauce and refrigerated overnight. The sauce consists of butter, cream and semi-sweet chocolate. The cherries are normally covered in sugar prior to being dipped in the chocolate sauce.
The origin of National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day is unknown. In 1929, chocolate covered cherries were introduced by Cella's Confections in New York. Cella's Confections was eventually bought by Tootsie Roll in 1985. Cella's chocolate covered cherries have a 100 percent liquid center for an extra gooey taste.
The main goal in celebrating National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day is to indulge and enjoy the juicy, sweet flavor.
If you like cherries, and if you like chocolate, why not mix the two and treat yourself to chocolate covered cherries.
You can purchase chocolate covered cherries or you can make your own. Just make sure you have enough for everyone so they may enjoy the delicious treat as well.