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100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 11, 2017 11:07AM
Perfect for re-gifting.



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Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare.

Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin.

The cake probably dates to the Cape Adare-based Northern Party of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition (1910 – 1913) as it has been documented that Scott took this particular brand of cake with him at that time.

Although the tin was in poor condition, the cake itself looked and smelt (almost) edible.

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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 11, 2017 11:10AM
Yeah, like fruitcake ever goes bad!



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 11, 2017 11:13AM
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Paul F.
Yeah, like fruitcake ever goes bad!

Especially when kept in the "freezer" for 100 years.
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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 11, 2017 11:23AM
Someone should take seeds from it to grow a modern "heirloom" fruitcake.



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 11, 2017 11:25AM
That actually looks more palatable than the modern day equivalent with artificially colored nastiness.

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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 11, 2017 11:33AM
....fruit of the poisonous tree....???



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 11, 2017 12:57PM
Odds are heavy lead poisoning from the solder. Nope !
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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: davester
Date: August 11, 2017 04:45PM
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mikebw
That actually looks more palatable than the modern day equivalent with artificially colored nastiness.


That's a nasty american fruitcake, which bears very little resemblance visually or taste-wise to a delicious english fruitcake of the sort that Scott's expedition had. In any case, 100 years is probably the point where a fruitcake starts to get really tasty.



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 11, 2017 08:08PM
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davester
That's a nasty american fruitcake, which bears very little resemblance visually or taste-wise to a delicious english fruitcake of the sort that Scott's expedition had. In any case, 100 years is probably the point where a fruitcake starts to get really tasty.

If it's been doused in brandy, and turned every couple months...
*sigh* I really, really, miss my grandfathers fruitcake. No one thought to find and preserve the recipe when he passed away in the late 80's.
He started the fruitcakes to give for Christmas in January.



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 12, 2017 07:26AM
Fruitcakes have a longer shelf life than Twinkees. boink smiley
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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2017 08:50AM
....oh, the fruit.....of my loins.....



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 12, 2017 12:06PM


I mean OLD!
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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 12, 2017 12:32PM
I'll try it. grinning smiley
I like fruitcake





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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 12, 2017 04:35PM
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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: billb
Date: August 12, 2017 06:07PM
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Paul F.
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davester
That's a nasty american fruitcake, which bears very little resemblance visually or taste-wise to a delicious english fruitcake of the sort that Scott's expedition had. In any case, 100 years is probably the point where a fruitcake starts to get really tasty.

If it's been doused in brandy, and turned every couple months...
*sigh* I really, really, miss my grandfathers fruitcake. No one thought to find and preserve the recipe when he passed away in the late 80's.
He started the fruitcakes to give for Christmas in January.
Those are a version of fruitcake that can be purchased any where in the world Big Commercial Bakery serves up cheap chit. Especially at any Mall. There's nothing exclusively American about it.



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Re: 100 year old fruit cake - Better Call Paul
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 16, 2017 02:55PM
.....the fruit of your......loins..........??



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