106-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica still in edible condition, in fact ‘perfectly preserved’, apparently


The fruit cake was made by Huntley & Palmers and was still in its original packaging. Photo / Antarctic Heritage Trust


A perfectly preserved cake taken to Antarctica by a party in Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition more than 100 years ago has been found near the South Pole.

The fruitcake, made by former UK-based biscuit makers Huntley & Palmers, was found in a remote hut in Antarctica wrapped in paper and encased in a tin.

Remarkably, researchers from New Zealand charity the Antarctic Heritage Trust said the cake looked – and even smelled – like it was still edible.


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