After reading recent posts I wanted to say that all (or most) of you folks who hate fruitcake have probably never had a good one. For years I made homemade fruitcakes as gifts for my neighbors and co-workers. I used organic fruits from WHole foods- dried pineapple, papaya, mango etc., organic nuts, country hen free range eggs, Kate's homemade butter etc. I soaked the fruits for weeeks in combination of black coffee, grape jelly and good bourbon. Alwys inculded a printout of the ingredients in a fancy font. Everyone loved them. Also made a chocolate almond fruitcake. Try making a homemade fruitcake with organicn ingredients.