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local source of good fruitcake?


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ok let's pause for a moment for the standard jokes about fruitcake.



ok thanks. now, can i get one in philadelphia? a good old fashioned one, heavy, dark, full of mysterious dried fruits, not too sweet, and all liquored up?

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They aren't "local", the cakes are light, but TONS of fruit. The best I've had in a long time! BYOB. :laugh:


Also, if you have a Jamacian neighborhood close to you, you'll like the Black Bun cakes they sell pretty well. Again, BYOB.

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Also not local, but the monks at Monastery Fruitcakes make a really good fruitcake (oxymoron?). Heavy, dark, moist, with liquor and fruit. I've eaten it many times. I don't recommend the chocolate covered fruitcake slices. Very dry to me. Never had the honey.



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Heh. My mom (who lives in Philly) makes them every year and they were amazing before my dad rediscovered his muslimness and doesn't eat rum-soaked stuff. She tries to soak it with grape juice instead which obviously doesn't work at all. I don't get it since dad doesn't mind if other people consume liquor in his presence or anything. Anyway, I make her send mine early so I can douse it myself. Well, I guess all this is of absolutely no use to you, but if you'd go over there and talk to her I sure would appreciate it. She might be willing to give you one.

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Maybe five or six years ago I bought my staff fruit cakes from the Chef's Market on South Street. Nobody quit or filed a labor grievance or anything, so I guess they went over ok. Actually they were excellent. Don't know if they're still doing them or if the quality is the same now.

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If you're maybe interested in Stollen (a relative of the fruitcake genus for which I also do not care), the bakery attached to Blue Ox Brauhaus makes them at Christmastime. The baker is a young woman who apprenticed in a Konditorei in Stuttgart. My late (German) wife always bought them up by the armful and professed that they surpassed the Ur-Stollen in der Heimat.

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