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Pineapple099 Dec 3, 2008 08:06 AM

Who makes the best Fruit Cake? I will travel anywhere in L.A- open. etc.

I'm also open to Mail Order too.

I like lots of pecans, whiskey, brandy or rum, etc.
Mmmmmmm! Soooooooooooo Good! Oink :8)

Thanks in advance.

Happy Holidays! :~)

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  1. mnosyne Dec 3, 2008 08:32 AM

    The best fruitcake I ever had (and enjoyed) was sold by the Seventh Day Adventist church. It came from Texas and was sold in rectangular bars, like butter. It was full of nuts and fruits with not much flour holding it together and was just wonderful.

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      Will Owen Dec 3, 2008 09:42 AM

      I think we can safely assume that one is brandy-free! This one isn't:

      http://www.monasteryfruitcake.org/pro...

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        Latinist Jan 14, 2010 03:57 PM

        Hi there mnosyne,
        Could you let me know -- if you know -- where I can buy some of that Seventh Day Adventist fruitcake? Believe it or not, my mother had some in a restaurant in San Deigo in 1942 and STILL remembers it! I would love to find some for her, or at least get a recipe. Thanks for whatever help you can give. Hope you're still active on Chowhound!
        Thanks,
        Latinist

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        ozhead Dec 3, 2008 09:41 AM

        Best fruitcake I ever had was from Hawaii. It was a light batter (i.e., not sweetened with molasses), and chock full of dried pineapple and macadamia nuts -- no other fruits or nuts involved -- and macerated with rum. I wish I know where to get one of them suckers today.

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          Pineapple099 Dec 3, 2008 10:10 AM

          ozhead! Where! OMG! That sounds sooooooooo good!

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            jackattack Jan 16, 2010 02:20 PM

            Pineapple Macadamia-nut lovers, your wish is my command..............

            http://www.thefind.com/food/info-pine...

            (caution...do not click on the above if you are opposed to drooling).

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          smfoodie Dec 3, 2008 10:28 AM

          My family loves fruitcake too! We regularly order from these two locations.

          http://www.gethsemanifarms.org/

          http://www.collinstreet.com/

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