Hundred-year-old fruitcake found in 'excellent condition' among Antarctic artefacts

100-year-old Antarctic fruitcake looks (almost) edible

In the Antarctic found a strange discovery

The Antarctic Heritage Trust is proving just how eternal fruitcake can be with the unveiling of a 100-year-old specimen found in a building at Cape Adare, a peninsula in Antarctica.

Although the cake's tin was rusted, the team said it was in "excellent condition" and smelled edible.

It's been documented that Scott liked this particular brand of cake.

By the way, earlier in the same place, scientists have found a picture of the Explorer Edward Wilson, who died in 1912 during the campaign of the party of the South "Terra Nova" to the South pole.

The Antarctic Heritage Trust found a almost edible 100-year-old fruitcake in the oldest building in Antarctica, according to reports Thursday.

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Conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust recently discovered the tasty delight wrapped in paper and placed in a tin inside Antarctica's oldest building, a hut on Cape Adare.

If you're well-versed with how Christians cook, you'd already know that they leave a slice of the Christmas cake every year to let it mature, and then use it in the cake mix next year!

AHT program manager Lizzie Meek said the find was "quite a surprise". "It [the fruitcake] is an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions, and is still a favourite item on modern trips to the ice", she said. The fruitcake apparently looked and smelled nearly edible.

"Deacidification of the tin label and some physical fix to the torn paper wrapper and tin label was also carried out", the Trust said.

Fast forward to 2016, a team of researchers were excavating for artifacts and found the fruitcake, popular among the British at the turn of the last century.

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