Monday, December 02, 2019

Your Turn

If you get a fruitcake, do you eat it, toss it out or regift?

49 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

Toss it.

MyDogSmiles said...

Toss it.

Do Tell said...

Haven't had one in years. I would pick at it and eat all the nuts, then toss the rest.

sandybrook said...

If anyone gives me one, it better have been soaked in bourbon or rum or else it will get tossed.

E said...

Toss it 🤮

Alf Landon said...

Use it as a doorstop

Sunkist said...

Haven't gotten one for a while, but you can make a whiskey bread pudding with a fruitcake and it's really rick, but pretty good

Guesser said...

My Mother liked fruitcake. I would probably give it to someone who likes it.

IndieRaga said...

What fruit cake are we talking about here....

Vita said...

Ive never gotten one. My parents did occasionally, and my mom ate them.

Vita said...

IndieRaga-- the heavily spiced, often alcohol soaked dense cake that often has candied citron and cherries in it. It is usually given around the holidays. I think due to the high alcohol content, it tends to last forever.

Thia said...

Fruit cake is the WORST. I toss it out.

Fiendish Man said...

I ignored fruitcake while I was growing up because of the bad rep...then, in my twenties, I tried a piece and ended up eating the whole damned thing. God help me, I actually like those things.

AbbyRock said...

Depends - we've been gifted some delicious fruitcakes and others were disgusting. The second type were thrown away.

Mooney said...

A properly made fruit cake is actually quite nice.

Trapped said...

Don't eat it, but I would give it to someone who likes it..

IndieRaga said...

Oh that one....that I'll take anyday !
I thought it was the Human kind !
Lolz !

Flashy Vic said...

Gift it to an enemy.

EyeSee said...

They don't seem to be very popular these days. But I would give it to someone who would enjoy it.

PinkBunnE said...

regift

Unknown said...

I would disown/disavow anyone who sent me one.

Alf Landon said...

Any fruitcake made with those colored candied fruit is disgusting. Some catalogs and Whole Foods are actually quite good

Sunkist said...

I was married in Scotland and the cake is a fruit/nut cake traditionally which is wrapped in marzapan. It's really too sweet to eat more than a large portion, or eat often. When it's made, u keep it for around 3-4 weeks while pouring booze in every day or two.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Fruitcake made well is good. That being said, I don't eat very much cake these days.

I learned that fruitcake's reputation was probably more myth than reality when I was in basic training and it was lunchtime and I was hungry and I opened my MRE and there was the desert, fruitcake!

Well, I didn't have much choice, I had to give it a chance, and it was delicious!

I've heard that fruitcake can be bad but that is probably because people are afraid to eat it and keep passing it back and forth.

Unknown said...

My sister married a fruitcake.

Unknown said...

She tossed him
Regularly.

Krgl420 said...

who the fuck gets fruitcakes?
I haven't seen one in almost 20 years

Dane said...

I had a few really good ones. They were homemade fruit cake/ rum cake combos. They would give you a buzz if you ate too much.
If I get store bought fruit cake, I throw it outside for the opossums, skunks and raccoons.

Brayson87 said...

I like cookies and sometimes cake, any other food gifts I gratefully accept, put in the fridge for a few days, and then pitch.

Jeff said...

they make great doorstops

Ann said...

Commercial fruitcakes no thanks. I do make fruitcake but it's actually a Texas bourbon cake recipe I've modified over the years. Then soaked for a week in bourbon.

Rob Horine said...

Johnny Carson said that there was only one fruitcake on earth and it just keeps getting regifted.

.robert said...

Wow, I guess I am in the severe minority of people who like fruitcake. I like them but I am not big on desserts so it is a good thing that they last a while.

StawberryFields said...

Who gibe fruitcake?

Em and 'im said...

Eat it of course. Rich dark fruitcake is wonderful with cup of tea or glass of port and a slice of cheese, Wensleydale is my preference. Christmas Cake is a big thing in the UK and is absolutely delicious. There are annual tastings published in the newspapers about the best Christmas Cake and Christmas pudding. We also have a similar version for wedding cakes. You need a high proportion of brandy soaked dried fruit to the other ingredients. The US fruitcake though....not so good.

GentleBreeze said...

give it to a foodbank?

Sarton Bander said...

Regift your fruitcakes to me!

plainjane103 said...

Mmmmmmm eat it! I love fruit cake.

KnitWit said...

Include slices on the dessert plate then feed the birds

Boo Kitty said...

Who gifts fruitcake?

Bloggybutt said...

It would probably sit on my counter for a few days, untouched and then I'll toss it. Unless a family member likes it which is probably rare?

17Steps said...

My Dad’s elderly clients would make and give them every year when I was a kid. So they would be dutifully sliced up
and presented along with all of the other food at our Christmas open house. A few slices went down the disposal first
to make it appear as if it was being eaten. Once Christmas was over and the thank you notes for them written and mailed,
THEN we were allowed to throw them out.

Substance D said...

My "step daughter" likes to toss my salad so I smear fruity stuff on the ol' puckering starburst and let her go to town. Applesauce is also a fun alternative.

rednoir said...

I LOVE fruitcake.

I have no family, so if anyone wants to gift me a fruitcake, I'll gratefully take it.

Fuchsia said...

I love it. I never get it as a gift, but I’d be happy if I did. The really cheap ones kind of burn my throat though. A nice high quality one is so good. I also make a dessert called Bishop’s Bread for Christmas that’s similar but it has chocolate chips. Mmmmm.

AbbyRock said...

Fuchsia, I wanted to post yesterday that my Mama used to make a cake similar to a fruit cake but I could not remember the name if it. It's Bishop's Bread! Thanks so much for your post! The anniversary of Mama's death is right after Christmas and I like to serve one of her signature dishes for Christmas. Will make Bishop's Bread this year!

Cheryl said...

Put it in the break-room at work. Someone will eat it!

PurplePuffin said...

Eat it! I love it. My mother was British and fruitcake is a holiday staple in the UK. I grew up eating it and loving it. My DH is also British and he loves it as much as I do. Please send your fruitcake donations my way. ;)

OKay said...

I LOVE fruitcake!

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