Monday, February 13, 2017

Family Heirloom

If you've found your way here across the vast internet sea then odds are you have heard of the famous Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana.  Their fruit cakes are world renowned and are a hugely popular gift every Christmas season.  (Don't get me wrong, their other stuff is great too but the fruit cakes are easily the most celebrated.)

Even if you haven't had one of their celebrated confections, you might have seen their signature red tin.  For many, long after the fruit cake is gone, the round metal container holds sewing supplies, toys and anything else that needs to be kept decoratively secure.

So it should come as no surprise when one of these beauties shows up in a famous setting.  In fact, one of them shows up in one of the most acclaimed films of all time:

Take a close look at the scene around the 48 minute mark.  As Sonny takes a phone call, you can see the signature red tin in the background:

Looks like the Corleone family received a nice dessert treat for Christmas and, like so many others, kept the tin around to store stuff (possibly, connoli?  That's my guess.)  This was such a coup for Collin Street Bakery that they use it for marketing:

So the next time you want something sweet that comes with a collectible tin and a mafia pedigree, you know where to go.

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