By Andrew Liszewski
Over the years I’m pretty sure I’ve had at least one piece of fruitcake that was actually edible, but for the most part those logs of candied cherries remain a traditional Christmas gag. And given the fact that fruitcakes rarely get eaten, why spend all that money shipping the real thing to your boss, ex-wife or other assorted enemies when you can send this inflatable version instead?
To an inebriated Christmas party guest the Inflatable Fruitcake probably looks like the real thing, but they’re actually better than the real thing because A) You don’t have to eat it. B) Even being made of vinyl they’re probably less toxic than the real thing if you do, and C) They’re easier and cheaper to mail since they can be sent inside a standard sized envelope.
So if you’re interested in sending someone an Inflatable Fruitcake as a gift, you can do so on their website for just $9.50, shipping included. But if you want to order 2 or more, you’ll have to visit Archie McPhee instead.