questionsfruit cake? yummy or yuck!!

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There are people that actually enjoy fruitcake as something other than a doorstop?

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Depends on how fresh it is, and who made it. I've had some that weren't too bad, and some that were horrible. It's not my choice to eat, but when given as a gift (home made) or at a house where someone just made it, I try it to be courteous.

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@rprebel: Yes, as a paper weight and a boat anchor.

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I've had some really good fruitcakes. But I tend to like old fashioned desserts like ginger snaps and real black licorice. Fruitcake is best if fresh, made with candied fruit and nuts, not that frankenfruit. One thing I like about it is that it is strongly flavored, so a small slice will satisfy my desire for a snack. The one I have liked best so far was heavily ginger flavored, made with non-traditional candied pineapple and macadamia nuts.

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Fruit cake can be really good or really bad. I have found if you SOAK it in a little Myers dark rum it taste better. Kinda like fruit cake shots!

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Doorstop or paper weight - why didn't I think of those? Wait! The palmetto roaches here would eat them. They are indiscriminate eaters. Boat anchor? Might work. Eventually it would disintegrate. Probably after a couple of years. The fish wouldn't bother it. Can see a bass nibbling on a piece of candied fruit - then abruptly spitting it out. ...swimming away w/a puzzled sour look, wondering what in the sea world that was.

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@moondrake: I love ginger, too. And macadamia nuts. Pineapple is okay; might like candied cherries more. Now to just soak it in a little rum. ;-)

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@gthuffines: Exactly - booze to hide the taste! I love Rum Balls, too. Lethal candy. Do not make those & take them to work. Did 1 year - my boss kept asking for more. And more. I truly think he got drunk. ::snicker::

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Most fruit cakes I wouldn't waste my time on. However, when I was a kid my parents always ordered fruit cake from Collin Street Bakery for the holidays. They are very good!!
http://www.collinstreet.com/pages/online_bakery/pecan_cakes

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@alpayton: Thanks for the link! Interesting that out of the 14 cakes shown, only 2 are "Fruit Cakes." The other 'cakes' look really good. :-)

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@alpayton My grandma gives my family one of these every year. I agree, they are good, though very sweet.

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I've had some really good fruitcakes. They've all had the same two things in common. They were all fresh, and all soaked with booze.

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I see an ad for Collin Street Bakery in the right margin. I detest fruitcake EXCEPT for this one. I have been ordering them for years for myself and friends. Odd thing is, I was sitting here having a memory issue - "now what is the name of that company south of Dallas" - and then the ad popped up. Is somebody at Woot reading my mind? If so, can you tell me where I left my car keys?

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I used to know an artist, who would paint a bricks to look like fruitcake, and sell them for gag holiday gifts. She always claimed that some went undiscovered, for years. I, myself, used to soak sliced fruitcake in acrylic, and turn it into holiday pins.

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Is indifference an option? I am pretty indifferent to fruitcake.

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Skip the fruitcake, gimme pumpkin bread!!