A perfectly preserved cake taken to Antarctica by a party in Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition over a hundred years ago has been found near the South Pole.
The fruitcake, made by former Reading-based biscuit makers Huntley & Palmers, was found in a remote hut in Antarctica wrapped in paper and encased in a tin.
Remarkably, researchers from New Zealand charity the Antarctic Heritage Trust said the cake looked - and even smelled - like it was still edible.
Lizzie Meek, a manager from the charity, said the cake would have been an 'ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions' and is still a favourite on modern trips to the far south.
Still amazed and could not believe it is preserved for 106 years