One of my fondest childhood memories is of Cella's chocolate covered cherries. When I was growing up my parents had 5 children and Christmas was a little sparce. My dad would usually make us some homemade toys, which we all loved--but I always knew, that no matter what, there would be a box of Cella's Chocolate covered cherries, wrapped under the tree.
It was the one of the only things that I could count on in my childhood, and I looked so forward to it. I would put the box in the freezer and eat them very sparingly so that the memory of Christmas would last. I had a special way of eating them. I would eat the crisp, hard bottom first, and then suck out the liquid center and cherry, next I ate the shell.
It was a tradition that carried on well into my adulthood. When my dad passed away in 1990 my husband carried on the tradition. I can never see a box of Cella's without thinking of my dad. Another thing that simply will not do, is another brand of Chocolate covered cherries. I have tried them but they are certainly not the same. ~ Deborah from Virginia
I can remember watching my Papaw every winter go crazy over a box of Cella's. That's all he ever wanted for Christmas. I don't like cherries, but he talked me into trying one with I was about 8 and I fell in love.
For the next 13 years my Mamaw would have to buy eight boxes of Cella's every November, four for him four for me. He made it a tradition that it wasn't Christmas until you got a box of Cella's.
Even now, 19 years after I tried my first chocolate covered cherry and 5 years after my Papaw's death, it isn't Christmas until you can buy a box of Cella's! ~Autumn from Ohio