The perfect lemming for Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day: the Demeter version. "It was the French, however, who had the brilliance to mix the cherry with Kirsch, a colorless liqueur that originated in Germany, made from distilled juice of black cherries and crushed cherry stones, and cover the entire ensemble in chocolate. Voila! the Griotte, or chocolate covered cherry, was born." You can get a 15 ml purse spray for about $11, or the splash version for half that.
Huh. In my circles in France (Paris and Toulouse), griottes were just sour cherries.
Perhaps they have the term wrong then…
I was thinking the same thing
but hey there’s this too https://www.parthenonfoods.com/products/griotte-kras-204-g-chocolates-filled-with-sour-cherry-in-alcohol?variant=1207525877
I wonder if it’s a generational thing? My friends in France are all fairly young (<35).
Could be, mine are in the same age range (and in Quebec where I live I only saw Griotte used on Confiture jars for sour cherry… but Quebec French has a lot of unusual terms).