Mac & Mac's Pick: Well-Aged Fruitcake

By WEEK Producer

December 22, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:06 AM CDT

Well, this family could have started a new tradition with a well-used and well-aged fruitcake.

In 1941,this fruitcake was sold by a Kroger's store.

In 1971 --still un-opened--it was returned to the store...as a bit of memorabilia.

The vacuum-packed cake was found when the former store manager's belongings were being sorted.

So, now, 70-years old, the fruitcake went up for auction, for charity.

The money, $525 dollars, will go to a Cincinnati food bank.

The folks at Kroger's advise the buyer to keep the fruitcake for conversation- -not dessert.