Though just the other night J and I were self-righteously congratulating ourselves for the lack of processed foods in our cupboards, I want to share two cherry (flavored) products that have won my heart (and stomach).
First, bourbon soaked cherries. Maker's Mark soaked to be exact. J's parents recently moved to Kentucky and we're the recipient of many a bourbon-flavored item--bourbon coffee, bourbon cookies, bourbon tea, bourbon balls. We keep asking for some bourbon-bourbon, but I think we'll have to pick that up ourselves when we visit in a few weeks.
These Maker's Mark cherries are disappearing fast in our fridge--mainly in my current favorite drink, old fashioneds, but I'm not ashamed to admit that sometimes I just spoon one out for a late night snack.
Second, and more concerning considering the recent New York Times report on the hip-bone-weakening effects of diet soda, I'm in love with Cherry Coke Zero. It's like diet, but zero (no, I don't really know the difference). It's delish. I know my late afternoon work break should consist of just two small, locally-grown walnuts, a blueberry for antioxidents, and a glass of tap water, but dammit, I want me some diet soda. And this stuff tastes like chemical laden cherries, but in a good way. Yum!!!