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Fallen Fruitcake

posted on December 14, 2001


"Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee" … unless it's the fruitcake.

After 78 years, Sara Lee has closed its fruitcake plant in Beatrice, Nebraska. A survey by the bakery shows only eight percent of the respondents plan to give fruitcakes as a gift … and the company said it wanted to concentrate on more lucrative baked-good products.

In the "get no respect" category …One-third of those who receive a gift of fruitcake, pass it along to others … one-third dispose of it … and just one-third of recipients actually eat the batter-laden fruit and nut ring.

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