Conservationists working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in an old hut at Cape Adre. "There is no doubt the extreme cold in Antarctica has assisted its preservation", Meeks said.
If you need any more convincing of the worth of fruitcake, then just listen to the Trust's program manager for artifacts, Lizzie Meek: "It's an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions, and is still a favourite item on modern trips to the Ice".
"Deacidification of the tin label and some physical fix to the torn paper wrapper and tin label was also carried out", the Trust said.
With the tin repaired, and the paper wrapping mended, they have added stabilizing chemicals to both tin and cake in preparation for returning it to the Antarctic.
Not just any sweet but a very special century old delicacy?
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