Homemade’s take on cherry cordial is a bit different than what I’m accustomed to. Their flavor is composed of Amaretto ice cream with half maraschino cherries and Homemade dark chocolate chips mixed in. If you’re like me, you have absolutely no clue what amaretto is. After a quick google search, amaretto is a sweet, almond flavored, Italian liqueur. Well that makes sense as to why I wouldn’t know that seeing as I’m straight edge and all. Looking over the ingredients, there isn’t any mention of actual amaretto, or even almonds for that matter. I’m just going to guess that it falls under the whole “natural and artificial flavors” listing. Technicalities aside, I’m interested in how this will taste because I do love almonds and they do mix well with cherries. I’m also excited to try their homemade chocolate chips. They seem to make a big deal of them in the descriptions of their other products. Hopefully they’re able to live up to the hype.
Now I much prefer black cherries to maraschino cherries but they work nicely in this flavor especially with the dark chocolate chips. Calling them chips might be a stretch but what they lack in size they make up for in flavor and texture. There’s no mistaking that they’re dark chocolate but they’re not super bitter. They work well to temper the sweet cherries. I think I might like the texture they bring more than their flavor though. It reminds me of the hard shell topping you can buy and then break up into little pieces. They’re crunchiness is just addictive. I can see why they’re hyped so much.
I’ll be honest; I was a bit hesitant trying this one. The amaretto just made me a bit uneasy. I’m happy I tried this one with an open mind because it was pretty tasty. All in all this is a unique flavor and now I understand why it’s Homemade Brand’s signature flavor.
Oh wait; I just ate your Valentine’s gift…my bad. I’ll make up for it next year, I promise.
And for those wondering: Yes, I like this flavor more than Cherry Garcia ;]
Verdict? Read Above
Buy Again? Yeah
Dubba's Note: Since amaretto is almond flavor, I asked Nick to ask HMB brand if this is a nut-free product. Their response was "from the supplier of the Amaretto Flavor: This is a Natural and Artificial Flavor and contains No Allergens. No Tree Nuts ever came close to it."