Fruitcake was once the butt of every joke, but has recently faded into complete obscurity. The sweet cake is typically very dense and full of candied fruits and nuts. They were commonly served during Christmas time, before being forgotten entirely. Fruitcake did enjoy its fair amount of attention in the 1990s, when food humor was more prevalent (see: SPAM, meatloaf). This negative attitude is a testament to the shallowness and general ineptness of generation X.
Fruitcake tastes alright, much better than its reputation would lead you to believe. Cake is cake.
Fruitcake became an official snack on April 21st 2012.