The famous Piemont cherry® found floating in highly alcoholic cherry liqueur and surrounded by good dark chocolate in German Mon Chéri bon-bons. The Piemont cherry does not come from Italy though, and it has its own entertaining chapter in the charming book Hessen verfälscht (“Hessian Fakes”).

(Pee AYE moant   KIRR sha.)


If you yell this during today’s carnaval parade in Cologne, costumed people will throw gifts at you that include chocolates, long-stemmed roses, shrink-wrapped blood sausage, and soap samples.


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