Happy Fruitcake Day Fruitcake Lovers!
Although several internet calendars remind us that today is “National” Fruitcake Day, since Fruitcake is an international phenom let’s just celebrate it wherever and everywhere we are! Have a second slice to make it extra special!
On behalf of all the faithful members and friends of the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcake, this founder took herself to the nearest Starbucks to partake of their holiday offering – Fruitcake Frappuccino!
In the official announcement, Starbucks says:
The new beverage is inspired by holiday fruitcake with its colorful candied fruits, nuts and spices. Starbucks version starts with a Hazelnut Crème Frappuccino® blended beverage with dried fruit added and spiced with cinnamon, topped with whipped cream and an ornate topping of caramel dots and a sprinkle of matcha.
But unlike a traditional fruitcake, Fruitcake Frappuccino won’t last forever.
And in real life? It came with a cute knit cup cozy and was tasty enough. I thought it tasted more of vanilla than hazelnut but that’s ok too. Pretty tasty, even if it was just for “ugly sweater day” celebrating. Bring it back next year, Starbucks!
A Punch Line In The U.S., Christmas Fruitcake Is Big In Calcutta
The British are long gone from Calcutta, but they left behind the fruitcake. The West jokes about indestructible fruitcake as the gift that keeps on giving, but Calcutta — the old British capital — embraces it. Around Christmas, bakeries set up counters just to sell these treats, which also are known as plum cakes.