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The very best holiday dessert isâ€¦
Fruitcake! It contains colorful and sugary cherries, pineapples, and citrus rind. Nuts. Spices and enough batter to hold the confection together.
So why do people hate it? Why do some love it?
I did a *scientific* poll of friends and family and received these answers:
Likes the fruit.
I LOVE fruitcake! Love all the ingredients, the texture, and because it reminds me of my mom.
I am one of those people who does like fruitcake, especially homemade ones.Â Not so crazy about the store-bought kind, though.Â They tend to be too gummy.Â But a good fruitcake with lots of fruit and big pieces of nuts, yum!
I donâ€™t like the fruit in it. Itâ€™s weird. I love the nuts, but not the fruit.
The taste. It’s bad. *shivers*
Sadly, I can’t get specific – I only remember having a bite of what I thought should be a tasty treat and having a hard time chewing and swallowing and refusing to try again – I was an adult.
I think it tasted like rotten fruit!! Gag me with a spoon!
The only one I like is from Corsicana (I think that’s the fruitcake capital!). The others are too hard and the fruit isn’t real. Overall taste is bad.
I don’t like the fruit. It’s like hard jelly.Â
In a perfect fruitcake world, IÂ like it because it’s fruit and cake and nuts and alcohol and, if you’re lucky, chocolate.Â What’s not to like?Â A bite of fruitcakeÂ with a cup of hot tea after shopping on aÂ REALLY cold winter dayÂ would perfectly hit the spot.Â In Texas climate reality, it is too, too, tooÂ – tooÂ dense, too gooey, too sticky, too chewy, too sugarsugarsugary, and toooo much.Â It wears me out.
Hate them.Â They remind me of an aunt who I disliked immensely. She used to make them.
If I am going to incur the calories in any cake, it better be something that tastes really good. Fruitcake need not apply. Taste and texture
ha, ha. Â I have never liked dried fruit.
DISLIKE fruitcake. Everything about it. Smell, texture, taste. And especially the density. I like my cake fluffy and light.Â Donâ€™t much like carrot cake either. 🙂
I admit I’ve never tried it but the way it looks just turns me off.
I like a good fruitcake which is moist and has lots of fruit and rum in it. Â Hard + dry = door stop.
I don’t like the way it tastes.Â
I strongly dislike fruitcake â€“ I donâ€™t like all that stuff in it â€“ green cherries, nuts â€“ yuck!
The consensus from the naysayers seems to be they don’t like the fruit and the gummy cake I don’t know where those people went shopping, but the cake I grew up with isn’t like this at all.
Soâ€¦I wrote “The Great Fruitcake Bake-off” because I do like fruitcake (and saying the word makes everyone giggle). It’s especially tasty when dipped in chocolate, but then, anything with chocolate tastes great (except for bacon. No-no-no. Amend to all meat and veggies).
So if you are interested in a little fruitcake fun and romance, try “The Great Fruitcake Bake-off”, available at: http://bit.ly/HXeo7h
Find meâ€”Vicki!â€”at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com