Michigan Family Keeps 141-Year-Old Fruitcake as Holiday Heirloom

Back in 1878, Fidelia Ford baked a fruitcake in Tecumseh, Michigan.

She never got a chance to eat it before her death at the age of 65. In fact, no one has taken a bite of Fidelia Ford's fruitcake: The Detroit News reports that her family has preserved it as an heirloom, uneaten, for the past 141 years.

The cake's plenty old, but it's nowhere near as old as a 4,176-year-old cake that was found in an Egyptian tomb. It's currently on display at a food museum in Switzerland.

Here's a story on the fruitcake from back in 2012. Who wants a bite?

 
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