Crap. I was just mixing my cake and it came to adding the cherries. Opened the jar and caught a distinct whiff of almonds. Doesn’t mention anything about nuts on the packaging so I did a little googling, and sure enough maraschino cherries are cherries flavoured with almonds. Gah!
Seeing as I am allergic to nuts I’ve had to set them to one side and I’m not sure what to do next. Seeing as cherries are my favourite part of fruit cake (aside from the sherry that is!) I’m a tad stuck as to what to do about this now.
Took Quince outside onto the front porch and discovered a little mangy looking black and white cat curled up beside the broken TV. Quincy was very good and left well alone once he’d had a good investigate.