Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Holiday Treat

They are festive, traditional and inedible, just like the real thing:

Inflatable Fruitcakes
Buy it here!

In the years to come, you'll wish you bought one now because they have a 50 year shelf life -- longer if you keep the cheap plastic out of the sun. 

Each vinyl fruitcake comes deflated with a 9-1/2" x 5-1/2" envelope and a decorative sticker, making it easy to send one to all of your friends and family! When inflated, this icon of old-fashioned baked goods is 8-1/2" x 5" x 4-1/2" and makes a great centerpiece for the holiday dinner table.

Why an inflatable Fruitcake?

-Nobody eats them anyway
-Reusable and re-giftable
-Cheaper to mail
-Non-toxic (unlike real fruitcakes)
-Always fresh
-No crumbs


Coffeypot said...

And a real Fruitcake makes a great door stopper and the dogs won't eat it either.

LL said...

Fruitcakes first earned their place in history as ammunition for catapults. The Romans took them to war to poison their enemies and for years, it was successful. That big of lore is lost in antiquity but I thought I'd share it here.

WoFat said...


Opus #6 said...

This hits close to home. I made fruitcake with my mother and grandmother together years ago. Three generations in the kitchen slaving away to produce what you all scoff at. Hmph!

Do you know that the fruitcake must be made THANKSGIVING weekend in order to cure properly by Christmas? That it must be wrapped in cheesecloth soaked in brandy and placed in a tin in a bedroom closet for the duration of the month?

Woe be unto those who do not appreciate the alcohol-soaked sour-taste of the too-sweet candied fruit cake.

LL said...

Opus: The incredible, inedible fruitcake.

Not many people know this, but in Canada, they slice them and use the slices as regulation hockey pucks.

darlin said...

LL, some of us like fruitcake and for the record I have NEVER seen anyone use it for hockey pucks. The fellas know better, don't make the cook mad!

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