These are candied cherries soaked in Luxardo marasca cherry syrup. No thickening agents of any type and no preservatives are used and the dark red color is all natural. Their unique taste comes from the marasca cherry syrup which is made starting from the same juice used to prepare the infusion for the Cherry Liqueur “Sangue Morlacco”. The syrup itself may be used in many cocktails as a flavored sugar. They are also ideal over ice cream.