And, with a handful of large U.S. bakers alone selling more than 6 million pounds of the stuff during the holidays, there's a lot to go around.
Some receivers revel in the fare while others use the cakes as doorstops, toss them in the garbage or regift them.
However, this butt of holiday jokes can be viewed as a veritable brick of plenty for sciences including metallurgy, geology, composite materials and psychology (read on...)
Sooo, do YOU like fruitcake?
I do, I'm not ashamed to admit it. I happen to like fruitcake, especially the Italian kind. :P