The other results in a survey conducted in "The New York Times" reported that a research firm polled 1,000 people indicated that:
- 38% said they gave it away
- 28% said they ate it
- 13% used it as a doorstop
- 9% scattered it for birds
- and 8% said they couldn't remember.....
A fairly negative result for the fruitcake in the popularity stakes.
I must emphasise that this survey was completed in USA and some years ago in the late 1990's. Even in the USA, the fruitcake's popularity differs in the Southern states where about 40% admitted to loving fruitcake. So like all statistics, how well do the figures reflect the reality and how many factors need to be considered ? However many surveys on fruitcake we look at - it appears that I was wrong in thinking everyone likes fruitcake So like all statistics, some general conclusions may be drawn from the results - some people love Christmas fruitcake and some people hate it!
You may have heard about the bad rap the Tonight Show gave the fruitcake.
Tomorrow - some other uses for Christmas fruitcake.