Antarctica keeps 106-year-old fruitcake "almost edible"

You may think you've found some frighteningly old leftovers at the back of your fridge, but they're likely to pale in comparison to a fruitcake recently uncovered by the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust. Found in one of the huts used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott during his ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-13, the "almost edible" fruitcake lasted over a hundred years wrapped in paper and preserved in a tin-plated iron alloy tin.. Continue Reading Antarctica keeps 106-year-old fruitcake "almost edible" Category: Science Tags: Antarctic Food History Related Articles: Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free British Antarctic bas

Antarctica keeps 106-year-old fruitcake "almost edible"

You may think you've found some frighteningly old leftovers at the back of your fridge, but they're likely to pale in comparison to a fruitcake recently uncovered by the New Zealand-based ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Gizmag

100-year-old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare

Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin.

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Untouched 106 year old fruitcake found in the Antarctic — it’s probably still edible

No one touched it for more than a century, not even the penguins.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from ZME Science

Pristine 106-year-old Fruit Cake Uncovered In Antarctica

Clark Griswold’s boss received his more than his fair share of fruit cake in Christmas Vacation, but you can bet none of them had any historical significance. Not like the one recently ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Geek.com

Cake from 1911 found 'perfectly preserved' in Antarctica

The fruitcake is believed to have been taken to Antarctica by a group that split off from Captain Scott in 1911. New Zealand charity the Arctic Heritage Trust said it looked and smelled 'edible'. ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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

An undead fruitcake rises from the darkness of history and impresses the Antarctic Heritage Trust with its immortality.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

100-year-old Fruit Cake Among Artifacts from Cape Adare

NewsMade by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin. The cake probably dates to the Cape Adare-based Northern Party ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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