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Anyone know where to get good christmas fruitcake in Calgary, AB Canada

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Saimai Oct 29, 2009 11:45 AM

I want to get a good dark fruitcake for my dad (light one would be ok too). I am not a big fan of fruitcake so I don't really know where to get it in Calgary. I am not much of a baker.. so please, any suggestions?

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    katidyd Oct 29, 2009 01:12 PM

    I have bought some great fruitcakes at Art Market (Telus convention center) and at the Festival of Crafts (Round Up center) in the past. Both of these events will be happening at the end of November and early December. Can you hold on that long?

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      Scary Bill Oct 29, 2009 02:40 PM

      Can't tell you where, but the best I have ever had is Claxton Fruitcake from Georgia. Service groups like the Shriners or Civitans sell them as fundraisers during the Christmas season sometimes. My dad is a Shriner so when I was a kid we always had some at Christmas. It is the only fruitcake I ever liked, both dark and light. The things will keep in your closet for a year!!!

      I mention this just in case you come across them, they really are the best IMO.

      1. sweeterpea Oct 29, 2009 03:24 PM

        Superstore started carrying their own Scottish Fruitcake with single malt whiskey last year and the bakery manager last year told us they couldn't keep it in stock, they were a huge success.

        They use real butter, almonds, and loads of fruit, and are made in Scotland. They are twice the height and the same circumferance as those big muffins you see at Costco. Each is wrapped and packed in it's own tin. Perfect size so you don't get overwhelmed by fruitcake. They are a medium dark fruitcake.

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          carlitguy Dec 4, 2011 07:53 AM

          Scary Bill:
          It's funny you should mention the Shriners Christmas cakes.
          In Red Deer they get them made by someone up at Bentley and sell them at the malls around now. They are beyond belief! They are so moist. They are only available in Red Deer.
          Dean

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            Scary Bill Dec 5, 2011 09:15 AM

            Will be going through Red Deer in the next few days. Is there a mall where the Shriners will be not far off #2? Always willing to support the Shriners. Well, and eat their cake too.

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            kritafo Dec 4, 2011 09:27 PM

            anyone know if the Shriners here in Calgary are selling? i might just call the lodge.

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