Fruitcake Was Intended to Last a Year from Little-Known Facts About Classic Christmas Foods

Little-Known Facts About Classic Christmas Foods

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Fruitcake Was Intended to Last a Year

If you’ve ever received a fruitcake as a gift, you probably know that those suckers can last for a long time without ever going bad, thanks to the preservative properties of the sugar and the booze they contain. Actually, that’s a part of the design: they were originally intended to be baked at the end of the harvest season and saved to be eaten at the beginning of the harvest season the following year, for good luck.