100-Year-Old Fruitcake Recovered In Antarctica Seems Good Enough To Eat


An indestructible nutty surprise withstood one of the coldest, driest places on earth for a century to develop ‘(nearly) palatable’. Conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust found the 106-years of age treat in a cottage on Cape Adare in East Antarctica. As indicated by an announcement discharged by the trust, the cake most likely goes back to the Terra Nova undertaking of 1910-1913, drove by British wayfarer Robert Falcon Scott. Made by Huntley and Palmers, an organization that has been doing business since 1822, the cake was discovered ‘still wrapped in paper and encased in the remaining parts of a tin-plated press composite tin.

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In spite of the fact that its tin seemed, by all accounts, to be in poor condition, the nutty surprise itself ‘looked and noticed (practically) palatable.’

“…finding such a flawlessly protected nutty cake in among the last modest bunch of unidentified and seriously consumed tins was a significant amazement. It’s a perfect high-vitality nourishment for Antarctic conditions, is as yet a most loved thing on present day treks to the Ice,” said Program Manager-Artifacts Lizzie Meek.

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“Living and working in Antarctica tends to prompt a yearning for high-fat, high-sugar nourishment, and nutty surprise possesses all the necessary qualities pleasantly, also running exceptionally well with some tea,” affirmed Ms Meek.