Monday, November 26, 2012

A Novelty Fruit Cake

Wouldn't you love to get a fruit cake like this one advertised in the noted culinary publication, Billboard, back in 1943? Consider the following:

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.

2 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

I Have long suspected fruitcakes were not from where they claim to come from and cedar chest makers were involved. Great ad.

DearHelenHartman said...

I Have long suspected fruitcakes were not from where they claim to come from and cedar chest makers were involved. Great ad.