(The previous words are not mine, they are from a website that sells the candy in large multitudes)
Why did I buy it?
First because when I was growing up, this was my favorite candy treat. I love chocolate covered cherries. Put a box of chocolates near me and I'll go for the cherries and leave the rest - every time.
Second, these little babies are not commonly sold around here. At least not in recent years, so I felt that I should grab it up while the grabbing was good.
Third, I haven't had one in so many years I cannot remember the last time I did.
Forth.....actually, probably first....because these were my dad's favorite treat and every time I see one, I think of him. One year we gave him several Cherry Blossoms for his birthday - each wrapped individually. That is a fun memory.
So, I considered it and decided that I was willing to risk the temporary weight gain for the pleasure of having a Cherry Blossom and thinking of my dad while I was eating it.
Was it worth it?
Not a bit.
The chocolate was not nearly as good as I remember and the syrup around the cherry was way too sweet.
I saved the box......now I can pull it out for a calorie-free memory of my dad and of my childhood.