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The Jinks Traditional Fruitcake

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Our family tradition dates back over 60 years, when Gerald and Violet Jinks began to produce their fruitcake, one of the finest products of the bakers' art, in a small bakery in Oswego, Kansas. Since that time their fruitcake has grown into a regional holiday tradition. Each year people look forward to the fall season and Jinks fruitcakes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many incorporate them into their gift giving and our cakes are mailed throughout the U.S. What could be easier than giving us your mailing list and letting us do the rest?

We take pride in the fact that Gerald's original recipe is still being used and that each of our fruitcakes is carefully handmade using only the highest quality ingredients including Kansas-grown pecans. There are absolutely no fillers, mixes, citrus peels, or alcohol in our traditional cakes.

With the passing of Gerald, Jerry and Cheryl are the second generation to carry on the family tradition.  Our cakes are made from October through December each year and may be available through January at our various area outlets. Check locations for more information or give us a call at 620-597-2603 or 309-830-6870 after Dec. 20.

This year we are teaming with Janelle Goins, owner of Momís Best Baking and Catering in Oswego.  We will be working with her to bake fruitcakes in our shop using our original recipe and traditional ingredients. We are excited to continue to make available the same excellent fruitcake we have for over 60 years.  Janelle offers her goods from a licensed commercial kitchen in a separate building at her home.  In addition to summer vending at the Oswego Farmer's Market, she caters weddings, corporate events, and family get-togethers along with taking orders for all kinds of baked goods and frozen entrees. You can visit momsbestcatering to view her offerings and also find her on Facebook. Janelleís deliciously yummy baked goods and frozen entrees can be preordered and  picked up either from Janelle or at our shop during fruitcake season.

We invite you visit us at our shop and try a sample of our traditional fruitcake to see that it is the best you've ever tasted! Once you try it, we know you will be back!

Happy holidays from the Jinks family!

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