Perfectly Practical #225 - Tis the Season for Fruitcake
|I was sent a Deluxe Fruitcake for review. All opinions and lack of self-control are my own.|
So when I had a request to write another review for Collin Street, I jumped on it like a duck on a June Bug. This time I was sent a Deluxe Fruitcake to try.
I feel like fruitcake gets a bad rap.
Johnny Carson quipped that there is really only one fruitcake in the world, and it gets regifted by everyone year after year.
Old Aunt Ethel's fruitcake becomes a humorous part of family folklore when she sends what can only be described as a semi-edible brick disguised as a fruitcake, annually to your house.
Then there is always the possibility of using a fruitcake as a doorstop. Ba-dum-ching!
It's unfair really, to lump all fruitcakes in together.
They most certainly are not made equally. Collin Street Bakery's fruitcakes are no joke.
For instance, did you know that Collin Street Bakery were the first ones to ship fruitcakes by mail order? They have been using the same recipe for 115 years and are the gold-standard in fruitcakes.
What makes fruitcake perfectly practical? I'm glad you asked.
I really feel like fruitcakes are the perfect holiday gift: they are almost impossible to damage in transit, they are great to serve any time of day to holiday guests, they go with a wide variety of hot or cold alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, and nothing screams "Tis the Season" like a fruitcake.
I have tried my fair share of inferior fruitcakes and for a good portion of my life, I may have even snickered at fruitcake jokes in agreement with their tellers, but ever since trying CSB's fruitcake years ago, I am a fan.
|I saw this picture and had to go grab a slice while I typed. Pardon the crumbs on the keyboard.|
Here's what you need to know about CSB's Fruitcake:
What it isn't:
It isn't bitter.
It isn't too sweet.
It isn't dark and stodgy.
It isn't full of alcohol (although there are tips on their website on how to "doctor" it up.)
It isn't your Ol' Aunt Ethel's brick.
What it is:
It is unbelievably chock full of fruit and nuts.
It is very dense and moist.
It is beautiful and well-packaged.
It is a good value for money.
It is decadent and more-ish!
If you have a person on your Christmas gift list who is difficult to buy for, get them this fruitcake.
If you have a person on your Christmas gift list who has everything, get them this fruitcake.
If you have a person on your Christmas gift list who lives far away, get them this fruitcake.
Basically, get one for anyone on your gift list with taste buds - and while you're at it, order one for yourself!
Then boil the kettle, have a cup of tea and think of how much better that cuppa will be served with a slice of scrumptious Collin Street Bakery Deluxe Fruitcake.
Collin Street Bakery has kindly given my readers a special offer. Thanks Collin Street Bakery!