Believe it or not today, January 3, has been designated National Fruitcake Toss Day. For years the fruitcake has got a bad rap when it comes to holiday sweet treats. It has been a running joke that often these loaves of bread are as hard as rocks or simply do not taste or look appealing to the majority of those who are gifted with them.
If you are one of these people, then today is the day to celebrate your dislike for the food. Take advantage and throw away any leftover fruitcake you might have, or take it one step further and participate in an actual fruitcake tossing competition. Some communities even host events in honor of the fruitcake and award prizes to those who hurl it the farthest. Manitou Springs in Colorado holds a large event yearly that makes national news.