World’s oldest fruitcake found in world’s coldest continent

Not many people are fans of fruitcake, a homemade, or store bought, gift usually reserved for those whom we have no idea what to get.

How about this? A century old fruitcake was discovered in one of Antarctica’s oldest buildings.

It was neatly wrapped in parchment paper and the remains of a cake tin.

Thought to belong to British explorer Robert Falcon Scott who brought the fruitcake with him during his Terra Niva expedition from 1910-1913.

One of conservators claimed it smells almost edible. Personally I think I’ll pass!

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.