German Fruit Bread: Not a Vegan Brownie, That's For Sure

Welcome to Short Order Show & Tell, where one of us brings a local

delicacy to our weekly staff meeting, and we all weigh in on its


Today's experiment was German Fruit Bread from Crackerman Crackers in Bay Harbor Islands.

The tasting started out well enough, except for one thing. Everyone at the table thought it was a vegan brownie. Vegan it was -- brownie it wasn't.

The bread, filled with nuts, apricots, and figs, was noted as being "too

dry." Strangely, the bread either had "too much" or "not enough" cocoa

for New Times palates.

The general consensus was to "86 this and

all fruit cakes". Good to note when planning your holiday shopping --

no. fruit. cake. ever....

The final verdict: a generous 2.5 out

of 10, which was graded on a curve. If you want to pick up a loaf ($6),

Crackerman Crackers is at the Coconut Grove Organic Market on Saturdays or you can shop online.

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