IN THE AISLES
The maraschino cherry has come of age, thanks to officials at Twisted
Cherries, LLC, who have introduced a line of alcohol-infused cherries to
They are available in three varieties: Original, Ball of Fire (
cinnamon) and Island Rum, a limited edition featuring a tropical blend of
pineapple, coconut and natural rum. The colossal cherries are hand-picked from family-owned farms in the Pacific Northwest and then
infused with premium spirits ( 6 percent Alcohol by Volume). A
12-ounce jar has a suggested retail of $7.99.
According to company officials, Twisted Cherries are the ideal addition to an adult ice cream sundae or summer smoothie, and can also be
used in cookies, cupcakes, cheesecake, covered in chocolate, brownies or
in classic cocktails like a Manhattan or Old Fashioned. They can also be
enjoyed in soda or straight out of the jar.
“Twisted Cherries has now restored the original spirit of the maraschino cherry,” says Larry Trachtenbroit, founder of Twisted Cherries,
LLC, based in North Babylon, N. Y. “Cherries preserved in spirits are
among the oldest and most popular ways to enjoy fruit, so much so that
October 20th has been officially deemed National Brandied Fruit Day.
Twisted Cherries now offers a contemporary twist on maraschino cherries while also hearkening back to their traditional recipe.”
For more information, visit twisted-cherries.com.
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu has introduced a line of five premium sauces that
brings the authentic, vibrant flavors of P.F. Chang’s Bistro restaurants to the
consumer’s home. Created with guidance from P.F. Chang’s co-founder, Philip
Chiang, the new collection of sauces ranges from sweet to spicy, with a mix of
bold flavors featuring carefully chosen ingredients.
The line includes: Kung Pao Sauce, a sweet and tangy sauce that gets its
kick from fermented chili bean sauce and chili flakes, complimented with apple
juice concentrate and vinegar; Mongolian Style BBQ Sauce with a deep flavor
profile derived from a blend of smoked black pepper, sweet molasses and
soy sauce; Teriyaki Sauce, a sweet sauce presenting the flavors of pineapple
juice concentrate and sake wine; Sesame Sauce, a simple, yet bold sauce with
sweet, tangy and roasted notes born from the blend of toasted sesame seeds,
ginger, michiu flavored wine and brown sugar; and Soy Sauce, brewed using
traditional Japanese methods for a complex, yet clean flavor.
With the exception of Soy Sauce, all are packaged in 13. 5 – 14.2-ounce
glass bottles, with a suggested retail price of $3.89. The Soy Sauce is packaged
in a 10-ounce glass bottle with a suggested retail price of $2.99.
“The sauces from P.F. Chang’s Home Menu provide premium flavors that
are versatile and easy to use,” says John Pawlowski, senior brand manager
at Chicago-based Conagra, manufacturer of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu. “The
sauces were designed to mimic wok cooking, clinging to other ingredients,
whereas other Asian sauces tend to be thinner and pool up on the plate.”
For more information, visit http://www.pfchangshomemenu.com/asian-sauces.