Maraschino cherries taste sweet and are firmer than cherries that haven’t been treated. They are very dark red, and you might think they are black. People often don’t believe they are real, especially since there are so many neon-colored fakes, but they are cherries. And, contrary to what most people think, they don’t have alcohol in them, even though they used to. Only the Marasca cherry, which grows in the Dalmatian area, can be used to make real Maraschino cherries. So, it was called a Maraschino.