100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica ‘almost’ edible

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(National Geographic) Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth.

Conservators with the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust recently found the 100-year-old dessert in Antarctica’s oldest building, a hut on Cape Adare. (See “Electrifying Photos of the Early Age of Antarctic Exploration.”)

Wrapped in paper and the remains of a tin, the fruitcake is in “excellent condition,” according to the trust, and looks and smells almost edible.