The Collin Street Bakery is located in Corsicana, TX, and is famous for its fruitcake. The bakery, started in 1896 by a German baker during the oil rush, makes its way to every state in the United States as well as many countries. As many as 4 million pounds are sold every year. Wow, that’s a lot of fruitcake!
A FAMILY TRADITION: When I was growing up, my parents received our first Collin Street Bakery Fruitcake as a Christmas gift. (also known by some Texans as a Corsicana Fruitcake) I thought it was the best fruitcake I had ever eaten!
Just a few years ago, my family drove by Corsicana and visited the bakery. It was very interesting to learn the history of the bakery and fun to sample different kinds of cakes. Our son really liked it and asked if we could order one of their fruitcakes for Christmas, and so we did. Even if someone doesn’t like fruitcake that much, the bakery is fun to visit and sells all kinds of cookies and pastries.
The bakery has opened a second location which is conveniently located on Interstate 45. I definitely want to visit there the next time we are passing by Corsicana.