National Fruitcake Toss Day

National Fruitcake Toss Day

Happy Fruitcake Toss Day! Every year, since 1996, the city of Manitou Springs, Colorado, has hosted their annual Great Fruitcake Toss on the first Saturday of January. Alas, the event has been cancelled for this year. According to the event Facebook page, “The...
There’s no reasoning with some people

There’s no reasoning with some people

We received a rather disturbing email in the office this week: We’re at it again! Nov. 10, this time! Pecans are falling & pear preserves are made. Wish you could be here! Fruitcake Sylvia For those of you who are not familiar with Sylvia, she is one of the...
The Magic of Regifting

The Magic of Regifting

We’ve all heard of regifting fruitcake. If you care about the environment, you’ve actually regifted one. Follow the path this fruitcake takes as it goes from one unlucky recipient to the next. It’s rather unrealistic, however, as they make it appear...
1864 Fruitcake Recipe

1864 Fruitcake Recipe

An email showed up in the inbox this week, titled, “Yo, fruitcake hater.” It said: My Unabridged Websters Random House has: fruit•cake, n. 1. a rich cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, etc. [1840–50; FRUIT + CAKE] I mention the years because I...
National Fruitcake Toss Day

National Fruitcake Toss Day

National Fruitcake Toss Day is celebrated the first Sunday of January. That means this year it is today, January 3. What is this day about? Getting rid of fruitcakes that have accumulated during the holiday season. You could be irresponsible and throw them in the...
Fruitcake Eating Contest

Fruitcake Eating Contest

The fruitcake eating contest during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration at Lake Rudolph Campground in Santa Claus, Indiana is one example of the extremes some people will go to in order to dispose of unwanted fruitcake. This also demonstrates the apathy of the...