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100-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Is 'Almost' Edible

11 August 2017, 08:05 | Randall Craig

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

A fruit cake found in Antarctica is 106 years old and in perfect condition

Scientists from the new Zealand heritage trust Antarctic hut at Cape Adare in hand was a odd find - a 106-year-old pie.

Fruit cake found at Cape Adare thought to be from Scott's Northern Party (1911). The Antarctic Heritage Trust says "the cake itself looked and smelt (almost) edible".

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

In 1910, the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott made an ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole and, on the way, explore the continent's uncharted wastelands.

Scott's team took shelter in the Cape Adare building during their expedition and left the fruitcake.

"Fruitcake was a popular item in English society at the time, and it remains popular today".




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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