Nance Yellow Cherries Taste Like Disappointment
The jar of cherries does not look appetizing. Behind the white label hides a mess of "yellow cherries" that look more like cat eyes with the irises scooped out. Shaking the jar produces a cloud of little yellow particles that float between the "cherries" and really make the whole thing look like a snow globe in an aspiring warlock's bedroom. A few of the "cherries" are smashed open, showing the pits inside their yellow flesh and making my stomach turn. Not wanting to concentrate on how gross this all looked, I decided to pry off the top and get this all over with.
The first thing we both notice is the complete lack of sweetness. We'd assumed they might be unripe cherries put into a sweet liquid to balance out the sour taste, but that most certainly isn't the case. Instead, they have a salty, bitter flavor that gets more powerful the longer it sits on my tongue. More perplexing than the flavor, though, is the consistency. Despite the fact these cherries are clearly soaking in liquid for God-only-knows how long, they're actually dry. Like reconstituted raisins trying to pass as grapes, these cherries wouldn't be mistaken for their red brothers by anyone alive. In fact, they're more likely to be confused with olives or green tomatoes than cherries. I ate another, just to confirm my suspicions, and after spitting out the pit, I swore off yellow cherries for the rest of my life.
Who should eat these? People out of bitters looking for something to put in their drink and those who enjoy the taste of disappointment.