Monday, December 6, 2010
"Fruitcake" Question of the Week
How long would you dare to age a fruitcake and still eat it, assuming it was made and stored properly?
a. 1 year
b. 5 years
d. 10 years
e. 25 years
f. I wouldn't eat it, no matter how fresh it was...
Enjoy a special evening of "Fruitcake Science" on Wednesday, December 29 at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Answer: e - Yes, a fruitcake will keep 25 years if stored in an airtight container, provided it was prepared with the right preservatives. And what are the "right preservatives?" Send us your suggestions.