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Lembas vs Holiday Fruitcake


Dec 28 2009, 2:29am

Post #1 of 17 (7456 views)
Lembas vs Holiday Fruitcake Can't Post

Time for another "daft comparison game"Wink

Light and crispy or multiple texture violations; years of Elven wisdom or years at the back of the pantry; whey or way too much; loaded with nutrition or loaded with Maraschino cherries...

Which one has the edge? Lembas or Fruitcake?

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Dec 28 2009, 3:13am

Post #2 of 17 (3412 views)
Lembas, [In reply to] Can't Post

given that my tastebuds classify any fruitcake as 'revolting'.

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Dec 28 2009, 5:00am

Post #3 of 17 (3403 views)
You have not had... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Ordinary Hobbit and Hobbit Love's fruitcake. It is as good as my friend Mimi's fruitcake and we feel blessed when we can get some from either source.

The trick is not to use the candied fruit but instead dried fruit. And nuts. And liquor. yum

Other than a taste of the Hob's fruitcake at our last moot, my season was bare of fruitcake this year. :-(

I don't know what lembas is like and it's supposed to be magical so how can it not be better than any mortal food. But lots of recipes I see trying to create a mortal version of lembas use shortbread. If I had shortbread and good fruitcake in front of me... I'd take the fruitcake.

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Dec 28 2009, 5:21am

Post #4 of 17 (3362 views)
But I have had said fruitcake [In reply to] Can't Post

and am currently savoring the date version. Lembas might be its equal.

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Dec 28 2009, 4:30pm

Post #5 of 17 (3356 views)
Mmmmm ... fruitcake! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a soft spot for home-made fruitcake. Especially if it's made with real dried fruit, nuts and liquor (as others have pointed out).

Lembas seems more like upscale energy or granola bars -- something you'd eat while camping, not a special holiday treat.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

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Dec 28 2009, 5:01pm

Post #6 of 17 (3416 views)
Eating fruitcake right now [In reply to] Can't Post

with coffee. Quite good really, if it wasn't for those indigestion inspiring candied cherries. Maybe you have to be an Elf to truly prefer Lembas?

Aessere Lot

Dec 30 2009, 11:09am

Post #7 of 17 (3398 views)
I'm gonna go with fruitcake [In reply to] Can't Post

I've made loads of them this year, and have decided I actually quite like it. I think my problem before was that I'd never tried home made. When it's made with proper dried fruits and nuts, it can be quite delicious!


Jan 2 2010, 12:26am

Post #8 of 17 (3397 views)
hmm.. that is a tough one [In reply to] Can't Post

While I have heard many times that a (true) homemade fruitcake is delicious, I haven't tried one. (nor do I believe it (delicious) Seems it should be either cake or fruit. Not a mixture of the two. Tongue I don't particularly like cooked or dried fruit (not even a fan of apple pie for that reason).

I have not had the pleasure (or displeasure) of trying lembas either. Depending on what "sort of" bread it actually is, I could be happy with some mayonnaise or honey butter on it. Wink

So, you see my dilemna in choosing?

(This post was edited by Larewen on Jan 2 2010, 12:28am)


Jan 4 2010, 8:14pm

Post #9 of 17 (3313 views)
LEMBAS [In reply to] Can't Post

DEFINITELY Lembas against fruitcake!

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Jan 5 2010, 2:09pm

Post #10 of 17 (3410 views)
Lembas=weight loss? Fruitcake=weight gain? [In reply to] Can't Post

If you only need a little bite of lembas to sustain you for some time, it seems to me the way to go. ;)

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Jan 6 2010, 5:44am

Post #11 of 17 (3311 views)
Lembas: Official waybread of the Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig diet plans! [In reply to] Can't Post

 Does the guy who invented the Cookie Diet know something we don't?

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(This post was edited by Idril Celebrindal on Jan 6 2010, 5:45am)

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Jan 6 2010, 6:19am

Post #12 of 17 (3330 views)
Yeah... [In reply to] Can't Post

that Mom's cookies will make your arse look bigger! And your jeans smaller. I know it now, too. ;)



Jan 6 2010, 1:49pm

Post #13 of 17 (3367 views)
A cookie diet? [In reply to] Can't Post

Must do a google search....


Jan 14 2010, 7:00pm

Post #14 of 17 (3458 views)
As a weapon, right? [In reply to] Can't Post


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Aessere Lot

Jan 17 2010, 10:04pm

Post #15 of 17 (3194 views)
Lembas.... [In reply to] Can't Post

ugh...can't stand the Holiday fruitcake.

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Jan 24 2010, 4:49pm

Post #16 of 17 (6969 views)
This goes with your end of the world poll ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Which would be more likely to survive the end of the world, lembas or that fruitcake way in the back of the pantry....Sly.


Jul 4 2013, 11:25am

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