WEIRD FACTS ABOUT
FRUITCAKE

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FRUITCAKE

Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri, in the Ozark mountains, is the only Trappist monastery in the world that sells fruitcakes on the Internet.

When the monastery set up its bakery, which is its main source of income, it sought advice from Jean-Pierre Augé, who at one time served as chef to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. His generous help and donation of a recipe have established Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes as a leader in the Trappist Fruitcake field.

In 1992, pollsters in America asked respondents what they thought was the most appropriate use of fruitcake. Thirty-eight per cent said 'a gift for someone else'; 13 per cent said 'a good doorstop'; and four per cent said 'landfill'.


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