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Emil Gerbeaud, the master of mixing chocolate and alcohol, was born in France, but became a legend in Hungary.   He settled down in Budapest in 1884, and revived the confectionery that is named after him still today.  The creator of cherry praline conserved unhurt, seedless sour cherry in cognac, and then dipped it into dark chocolate which resulted that sugar and alcohol dissolved into a characteristic filling after a while.  This miracle that is crispy outside and creamy inside is a real Hungarian specialty. It has been produced in many places, it has many me-toos, but the original taste harmony, the trinity of dark chocolate, sour cherry and sweet, alcoholic filling remained inimitable.

Cherry Queen is the most popular Hungarian praline brand, the favourite alcoholic praline. It’s no wonder because this traditional praline that was renewed from time to time symbolises more than Hungarian pride. Independently on age, gender and occasion it offers a wonderful experience for everyone. Presenting it signifies the respect of tradition and the honour of the beneficiary. That is the reason why Cherry Queen is one of the flagship brands of Bonbonetti Group.

The most well-known, machine-made cherry praline with permanent fine quality has been called Cherry Queen since 1996. It is produced on basis of the original recipe, and then packed into its renewed, attractive packaging, so you can surprise your beloved ones with small, oval, heart-shaped or large, exclusive square-shaped pralines.

The secret of the unique liquid cream under the chocolate cover is that the alcoholic sour cherry comes into reaction with the fondant cream, and liquefies it.

As a result of the mechanized production since 1964, procedure happens in reverse order: chocolate-barrel is shaped at first, and then sour cherry and alcoholic cream are filled into it.

Traditional Cherry Queen’s new sub brand, Cherry Queen Passion was launched in 3 tastes in 2011.

All the new dark chocolate pralines filled with a sour cherry in marzipan, truffle or walnut cream guarantee the well-known Cherry Queen quality and characteristic taste harmony. Cherry Queen Passion pralines are produced especially for the consumers who pay attention to the sweets they taste and present. They intend to enhance their decisions and show their own special style with the chocolate they consume. These pralines are not simple sweets, but the expressions of your style with their variety and special appearance. Presenting them does not depend on occasions, the key is self-expression:  your praline is you –express yourself.

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With our almost 150-year expertise we know people’s taste and requirements, as we have been producing chocolate for 3 generations.

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  International Food Standard (IFS)
Version 6. April 2014
Product Scope 6: Confectionary