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    Quote Originally Posted by KCNC View Post
    "Almost edible" describes every fruitcake I've ever encountered. Soaked in rum, brandy, bourbon, or lighter fluid, it's all the same IMHO.
    very funny !

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    of course sitting home here I have frozen snickers in the next room !

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    my mom used to make a fruit cake I enjoyed. It wasn't booze based, more sticky and sweet, but I liked it.

    I've had one commercially made one that I liked...but I can't remember the brand.

    & I've tried several of the ones joked about here....just horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    my mom used to make a fruit cake I enjoyed. It wasn't booze based, more sticky and sweet, but I liked it.

    I've had one commercially made one that I liked...but I can't remember the brand.

    & I've tried several of the ones joked about here....just horrible.
    Not sure if it was, but Claxton is a more commonly found brand (and they are good as well) - it also has 420 cal./serving (which happens to be 1/4 of a cake weighing 16 oz.).

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    Here's a simple Backpacking recipe for Fruitcake---
    *Take a bite of bread.
    *Throw into mouth peanuts and raisins i.e. gorp
    *Add a small piece of cheese.
    *Insert one macadamia nut.
    *Chew thoroughly and sip water if needed.
    *Repeat.

    VOILA! You've just eaten fruitcake.

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    TW your recipe sounds 100x tastier than the traditional commercial fruitcake I once tried. One bite was enough to convince me that the bad reputation they have is totally deserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGr View Post
    Not sure if it was, but Claxton is a more commonly found brand (and they are good as well) - it also has 420 cal./serving (which happens to be 1/4 of a cake weighing 16 oz.).
    Yes, I think that might be the one! thanks

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    My dear mother, bless her heart, has sent me and mine a "fruitcake confection" from Harry & David for the last dozen years. Nobody else will touch the stuff because it says "fruitcake" on the label , but it is the best hiking snack ever! If I don't eat the whole thing, I cut it into measured chunks, vacuum pack it, and put in the freezer. Sticky, gooey, sugar fat heaven!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    Yes, I think that might be the one! thanks
    I should add....if taht was it, it wasn't as good as mom's. Still fairly good though.

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    Fruit should taste good, right? I mean, it's fruit and it's cake. Both are good seperately, but together, it's kinda vile. The only fruitcake I actually liked was in MRE's. Nothing else in MRR's was that good, but the fruitcake, yum!

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    I have no problem being an outlier - I like it, commercial or homemade all good to me - I douse mine with spiced rum

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I have no problem being an outlier - I like it, commercial or homemade all good to me - I douse mine with spiced rum
    Statistically there have to be a few of you to keep the industry viable.

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    A small group of us were hiking on a cold day. One person pulled out a fruitcake, and some butter and some rum... a few minutes later we were all happier. After that, I've not had anything bad to say about fruitcake.

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    Claxton fruit cake (in the red and white stripped box.) compared to pemmican by Ed Garvy, along with Citadel spread. I like both.
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    People don't seem to realize that fruitcakes were an excellent method to preserve the harvest of fruits, nuts, etc. before the days of refrigeration and all of our modern-day food preservation methods. Once properly baked, the long shelf-life of a fruitcake made it an excellent, compact source of much-needed nutrition, especially in the winter months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atraildreamer View Post
    People don't seem to realize that fruitcakes were an excellent method to preserve the harvest of fruits, nuts, etc. before the days of refrigeration and all of our modern-day food preservation methods. Once properly baked, the long shelf-life of a fruitcake made it an excellent, compact source of much-needed nutrition, especially in the winter months.

    "...before the days of refrigeration and all our modern-day food preservation methods."


    I read that as "Fruitcake is an ancient artifact, now pointless thanks to advances in food preservation."

    I like traditional foods, but fruitcake is right up there with barrels of salted fish in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCNC View Post
    fruitcake is right up there with barrels of salted fish in my book.
    Great idea, I had not condiered taking baccalà on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    This has to be in the Humor Forum.

    Fruitcake sucks.
    Yes, most do, but sometime try a fruitcake by Figi’s. Theirs might change your mind. It did mine. Their rectangle version is the best.


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    Anyone here remember Logan Bread? Named after a peak in, I think, the Yukon. It was very dense and sticky with nuts but, IIRC, no fruit. I recall it coming in half pound blocks, each having about a million calories. Tasty, too.

    So I looked it up, and recipes abound. Hmmmmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Anyone here remember Logan Bread? Named after a peak in, I think, the Yukon. It was very dense and sticky with nuts but, IIRC, no fruit. I recall it coming in half pound blocks, each having about a million calories. Tasty, too.

    So I looked it up, and recipes abound. Hmmmmm?
    a thread came up last year on this I believe...a few here make. Maybe Wayne???

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