The Great Fruitcake Toss 2019
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Let Your Fruitcake Fly!
Located a mere seven miles away from the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, sits the small town of Manitou. Nestled in a shadowy basin at the foot of Pikes Peak, the town is a wonderous hodgepodge of modern culture and historical lore. Despite its somewhat ambiguous location, Manitou Springs thrives off a steady stream of tourist foot traffic driven by one-of-a-kind festivals, events, and traditions.
One of the town’s most popular events occurs every January, just on the heels of Christmas. On this day, the entire town of Manitou congregates to celebrate National Fruitcake Toss Day - a day entirely dedicated to hurling fruitcakes as far as a human can muster. This past year Collin Street Bakery not only attended the celebration, but we also participated!
Now, why would a bakery who prides themselves on creating the world’s best fruitcake participate in an event devoted to hurling our chief product?!
The answer is surprisingly simple... Not all fruitcakes are great. We are not afraid to admit it, some fruitcakes are just bad.
Collin Street Bakery fruitcake, however, is really good. While we are staunch defenders of our DeLuxe® and Texas Pecan Cake recipes, we do not aim to defend ALL fruitcakes. Some fruitcakes are just gross and they deserve to be tossed.
Although, we haven’t always felt this way. For a while, our Bakery was a strong advocate of ALL fruitcake. That’s why despite receiving a yearly invitation to attend The Great Fruitcake Toss, Collin Street had never accepted. The inferred implication was the word ‘toss’ was synonymous with ‘to throw away’ and we didn’t want to be an advocate of trashing our beloved cakes.
But the truth is, all fruitcakes are NOT created equal. Bad fruitcake should be tossed… hurled, chunked, and catapulted. And when tossing is completed, a fresh, delicious fruitcake should be ready and waiting to eat. So that’s why this past year, we loaded ourselves down with free DeLuxe® Fruitcake samples and flew up north to reward the world’s most trained fruitcake tossers with a taste of the world’s best fruitcake.
Upon Arriving At The Great Fruitcake Toss, One Thing Became Abundantly Clear; Manitou Springs Loves Fruitcake!
Thank You, Manitou Springs, For Having Us!
If You Received A Toss-worthy Fruitcake, Replace It With A Regular-sized Deluxe® Fruitcake From Collin Street Bakery.