(Fruit flavour boiled sweets.)
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Cherry drops are a type of boiled sweet that have been around for over a century. They are known for their sweet cherry flavour and bright red colour. In this article, we will explore the history of cherry drops, what they are made of, their health benefits, and much more.
What are cherry drops?
Cherry drops are a type of hard candy that are made with sugar, glucose syrup, citric acid, and flavours and colours. They are boiled together to create a thick syrup that is then poured into moulds to create the candy. The candy is then left to cool and harden before being packaged.
Cherry drops in popular culture
Cherry drops have been featured in many movies, TV shows, and books over the years. One of the most famous examples is the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," where they were one of the candies featured in the famous candy room scene.
Health benefits of cherry drops
While cherry drops are not exactly a health food, they do have some potential health benefits. For example, they can help to soothe a sore throat or cough due to their soothing properties. They can also help to freshen your breath due to their strong flavour.
Cherry drops and nostalgia
Cherry drops are a classic retro sweet that have been enjoyed for generations. They evoke memories of childhood for many people and are often associated with happy times.
Cherry drops recipes
There are many recipes that use cherry drops as an ingredient. For example, you can use them to make cherry drop fudge or cherry drop cookies.
Cherry drops around the world
Cherry drops are popular in many parts of the world, including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Cherry drop trivia
- Cherry drops were first created in the UK in the early 1900s.
- The original recipe for cherry drops included real cherries.
- Cherry drops were one of the sweets featured in the famous candy room scene in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."