A brief history of the fruitcake so many love to loathe Nov 27, 2019 “There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep passing it around.” — Johnny Carson Love it or loathe it, fruitcake goes back a looong way. Legend has it that ancient Egyptians valued it enough to place their version on the tombs of their loved ones, while Roman soldiers ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!