Monday, November 26, 2012
A Novelty Fruit Cake
It is called a Florida Fruit Cake, yet comes from Chicago.
Also it is made by a novelty concern called the Goldwyn Company who tell us that they are noted for their "Fine Chocolates, Cedar Chests, [and] Novelties" - a motley assortment of items. And they don't mention baked goods as one of their specialities. That's no good.
Oh, and also, there is "no other cake like it." Why is that? Perhaps this cake is really made of plastic, or recites bad jokes when you press the secret green pineapple chunk that activates its voice box.
The December 4th, 1943 edition of Billboard has a little review of the Florida Fruit Cake which states that it "seems to be a delicious, appealing addition to the Goldwyn line of confections and re-use containers." I don't think this comes with a re-use container, though. Anything else? Well, it weighs 3 1/2 pounds. So it might make a good paperweight.
Posted by Lidian at 9:51 AM