Fruit cake in Scott's Antarctic

A long shelf life.

When the British polar explorer Robert Scott led his famous second expedition to the Antarctic in 1910 (he perished there in 1912) the team took with them a supply of English fruit cake. It was reported in The New York Times that the fruit cake has been found inside an old timber building in Antarctica used by the expedition in 1911, the cake still wrapped in paper in its original tin 'looks and smells edible'. At over a hundred years old, is this the world's oldest fruit cake?

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