I was at the grocery store today, and I noticed that they have the holiday fruitcake out already. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved the taste of fruitcake. It is one of my favorite foods of the holiday season. My mom used to get one each year, and back then, it would come in one of the beautiful decorated round tins like some cookies come in. Now, I mostly see it in little tiny mini-loaves that are maybe 2 inches wide and 4 inches long, and it probably costs more than the ones that my mom used to get for us every year. I remember, back when I was a kid, that it took me a little while to get used to the taste of the candied fruit that is in fruit cakes; but once I did, then I have just loved having it, and now I especiallyenjoy a small slice in the morning with my coffee. Now, it costs so much for even the small ones that they are pretty much too expensive to even buy one. What I usually do is wait until after the holiday season, and then they are putting them on clearance sale with the other holiday specialties. One year, I found them marked down really cheap and got several of them, because they last really well. Who else enjoys fruit cake ?