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Saturday, October 01, 2005
How Do They Make Maraschino Cherries?

Lindsay Beyerstein tells us, whether we want to know it or not:
One of my mom's best friends worked in a Maraschino cherry plant in British Columbia. The bleached cherries were shipped from Europe in their brine. Arguably the worst job in the factory was skimming off the drowned rats on arrival.

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