Do you know what time it is? Nope, not the holidays. Nope, not time to get your rear end moving on your crochet Christmas gift list. It’s fruitcake time! Mmmm… I’m eating a slice right now!
Love it or hate it. That’s what they say. I used to be a hater. Now I’m a lover. The one above is just plain ol’ Hostess because that’s all I can get my hands on right now. I’m hoping to snag a few of the Claxton Fruitcakes often sold by Civitan groups this time of year.
So… if your dear, sweet Great Aunt Mabel mails you one of her lovingly baked fruitcakes every year but you wish she wouldn’t, how about sending it to me? *wink*
(December 28, 2009)
I have exciting news for Ann Page fruitcake lovers! The fruitcakes sold by A&P grocery stores, which are actually called Jane Parker fruitcakes, are now available for purchase online at A&P’s web site. A&P (the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company) began selling their long-beloved fruitcakes online in 2008.
When I was growing up in Maryland in the 1970s, we shopped at an A&P grocery store. I didn’t eat fruitcake then, but my parents did, and I remember well shopping with my dad and buying them there. I thought A&P had gone out of business, but it appears that A&P stores are now located in only New York and New Jersey.
When I wrote this post about fruitcake in 2004, I didn’t expect that it would be popular for years to come. To my fellow fruitcake lovers, thank you for visiting my blog, and please feel free to leave a comment! And if you order a Jane Parker fruitcake, I hope you enjoy it and that it is as wonderful you remembered!
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with A&P grocery stores and do not receive any income from my links given above to A&P. I’m simply sharing the good fruitcake news!