Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Chase's Cherry Mash
The Cherry Mash is a classic and I generally grab one whenever I can. It is my father-in-law's favorite candy, so I usually get two. They aren't exactly common place here in the Denver area, but not terribly hard to find either. During my childhood, back in Missouri, they were in just about every gas station and convenience store. They are manufactured in St. Joseph, MO, so that might explain their ubiquity in my youth.
The Cherry Mash is a cherry fondant, with minced maraschino cherry in, covered in an peanut and chocolate mixture. The cherry fondant is a shockingly unnatural color of pink, and it's flavor is pretty standard maraschino cherry/amaretto flavor, but very sweet. The first ingredient is peanut so there are a lot of peanuts in the milk chocolate coating. The peanuts in the coating a very rough exterior. Overall, it is a pretty ugly candy bar. The roughly spherical form factor makes it deceptive diminutive, but at just over 2 ounces, this is a good sized piece of candy.
I love this candy. Its place in my youth makes it impossible for me to provide a objective review. But, even Alton Brown gave it a good review on his series Feasting on Asphalt.
5 out of 5 cavities