This will probably get me banned from Chowhound forever, and I'm not sure if this belongs under "Home Cooking" or "Not About Food"...
My otherwise delightfully chowish hubby adores those mini fruitcakes that are sometimes sold in hardware stores, gas stations, etc. The fruitcakes are dense, pale, and full of weirdly colored "fruit". Don't seem to have any molasses in them or much flour, they are rather gummy. They are about 2"x2"x6", wrapped in a waxed cardboard liner (or is that part of the cake?) and cellophane.
I have an excellent fruitcake recipe that I will be making for Christmas, but he has asked me if I couldn't make some of the "harware store fruitcake" for him, too. I don't suppose any chowhounds have ever eaten one of these, let alone developed a recipe to recreate in the privacy of their own homes?
I deeply regret having to bring this topic up, and want to personally apologize to every chowhound, regardless of their fruitcake tendencies. My husband is an excellent and worthy man, and otherwise very reasonable in his chow requests. Thanks for your assistance and understanding.