Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Corsicana: Collin Street Bakery
Have you ever eaten or received a fruitcake? If you have, I bet it came from the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas. This family owned business has been delivering fruitcakes to customers since 1896. The company sells about 3 million pounds of fruitcake each year, which equates to 1.5 million individual cakes- and it is all sold mail order from Corsicana. CSB also has a 3000 acre organic pineapple operation farm, restaurant and tourist center in Costa Rica.
Why am I telling you this? Although 98% of their sales is fruitcakes, they also make a mean Fudge Pie. It is delicious and available to non-fruitcake eaters that still want something great from this venerable I-45 Texas Institution.
Little known fact about Corsicana, TX. Situated about 50 miles south of Dallas, in addition to being the fruitcake capital of the world, Corsicana is where both Mobil Oil and Texaco were founded.