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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2011
Claxton Dark Fruitcake has been a holiday tradition in our family since the mid 1950's. I ordered it directly from the company this year and when I served it at Thanksgiving, my guests and I thought I must have been fooled by a counterfeit website just claiming to sell Claxton fruitcakes. It was at best 40% fruits and nuts and consisted of a gummy light colored "cake". I emailed the company and expressed my disappointment. After several emails back and forth and after today talking to one of the owners, they assured me that it was the original dark recipe.

In reading the ingredients, I noticed that corn syrup, sugar and high fructose corn syrup were listed after flour which was the 4th ingredient. At the very end were listed molasses, spices and 3 artificial food dyes. High fructose corn syrup wasn't widely available until the mid 1970's to mid 1980's, so I'm not sure how it was one of the original ingredients.

All of the people I talked to seemed to have the attitude that I was so stupid that I couldn't possibly be observing what I had correctly. Although they offered to send replacements if I returned it at my own expense, they told me that what I would receive would be identical to what I have. One of the owners informed me that they had received zero complaints this year.

I am grieving the loss of an almost 55 year tradition, but the other 4 cakes are now in the trash.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2011
Delicious. At least it looks healthy. 420 cal per 4oz serving, but you don't really need 4oz. And 13g fat. Keeps well in refrigerator - we have just finished some from a year ago. I heartily recommend it. I am from England many years ago, and never had fruit cake as good as this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2012
Except for the fruitcake I make myself, this is the best I have ever tasted. A little sweet for my taste, but otherwise outstanding. I have ordered these a couple of times online, and they always arrive in perfect condition.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2012
I eat Claxton fruitcake every year around the holidays. there's a lot of people out there who don't like fruitcake, but I love it ! just as long as it is made well with tons of fruit and nuts !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2014
when I was a kid Christmas and other holidays meant Fruit Cake and Mincement Pies; I still like both and the Claxton fruit cake is enjoyable at any time of the year as well as reasonably priced
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2014
The Claxton Fruit cake is the best. It was just as described and very fast delivery. Will probably order again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2014
Says right on the packaging... Based on a traditional old southern recipe. I'm sorry, but I don't remember Grandma using High Fructose Corn Syrup or a bunch of artificial colors in her recipe. Maybe I just missed her adding it secretly? She was a bit sneaky like that...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2014
I got this for my father for Father's Day and he loved it. Fast delivery and a great price. Will be ordering more.
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on October 27, 2014
Claxton Dark Recipe Fruitcake is the BEST EVER!!! I have been enjoying Claxton Fruitcake for over 40 years and discovered the Dark Recipe about 20 years ago and I have loved it ever since and consumed many pounds of it!! I took in a stray cat a couple years ago and she (Swiffer) is a finicky eater, doesn't like fish, but she loves peanut butter and crazy as it sounds, she absolutely loves Claxton Dark Recipe Fruitcake!!! You gotta figure that if a cat prefers Claxton Dark Recipe Fruitcake over a can of Friskie's, it has got to be right up there with the "Nectar Of The Gods"!!! People who say they hate fruitcake must have never had the awesome pleasure of eating Claxton fruitcakes, either regular or dark. I love both flavors but my preference is the Dark Recipe!!!
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on January 12, 2013
Fruitcake gets a bum rap from most of the world, but for those of us
who really love it, Claxton is the best ! Never crossed my mind to
check Amazon, but after hunting through area supermarkets for
this brand, with no luck, there it was on Amazon ! Shipping was fast
and free, which would have been a major consideration, because fruitcake
is heavy. It's nice to know that I won't have to do without my Claxton
fruitcake next year.
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