It’s a beautiful thing when flavors strike the delicate balance between nature’s candy and manmade confections. And yet, Chukar Cherries has managed to toe that line since 1988. It all started on a family orchard in south-central Washington State, where Founder and CEO Pam Montgomery began dehydrating tree-ripened Northwest cherries without adding preservatives or sweeteners of any kind. In doing so, she managed to grow the company into one that boasts an extensive selection of clean, classic flavors. Northwest cherries are the foundation of most everything Chukar makes, including naturally-dried cherries for healthy snacking, European-style handcrafted chocolates, and popular no-sugar-added cherries and nut provisions.
“For decades we have partnered with local growers to provide cherries that are picked at the peak of ripeness,” said Pam. “The cherries include famous varieties such as Montmorency sour cherries, Bing, and Rainier, which are ideal for creating wholesome snacks of unmatched tart flavor and sweetness. Only USA-sourced ingredients are used in crafting our tree-to-table fare—all free of preservatives and anything artificial.”
The company’s focus on quality has positioned the Chukar brand as “premium,” forgoing the lure of big box stores in favor of discerning retailers. The products are shipped fresh, most within two weeks of production, to offer vibrant flavor and moisture on the shelf.
Ideal for impromptu deli pairings, its most famous product—chocolate covered cherries—make for dessert faire, deluxe holiday gifts, and red wine accompaniments. Chukar also offers sauces and garnishes that combine beautifully with fresh ingredients for home cooking and seasonal entertaining. From Cherries Jubilee Dessert Sauce to Cherry Chipotle Sauce, it’s easy to enhance both sweet and savory flavors.
Since the beginning, Chukar has been committed to implementing conscious sourcing and manufacturing, carbon neutral shipping, forestry-certified paper products, and responsible waste management, all of which contribute to the health of the planet and your customers. For a free product catalog visit or call 800-624-9544. For more delicious confections, stick with us at Deli Market News.