The Daytripper Visits Collin Street Bakery

The Daytripper Visits Collin Street Bakery
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Chet Garner Tours Our DeLuxe® Fruitcake Factory

Chet Garner figures himself to be a bonafide TEX-PLORER. Nicknamed the Daytripper, Chet travels all across the Lone Star State visiting iconic Texas landmarks. So, it was only a matter of time before he found his way to Corsicana to explore the home of the world-famous DeLuxe® Fruitcake and our iconic bakery.

I know, fruitcake gets a bad rap. But these aren't those cement blocks your aunt brings to Christmas. Oh no! These are arguably the tastiest fruitcakes on the planet. We get a personal tour to see what makes these fruitcakes special.

- Chet Garner, The DayTripper

Watch The Video Here

Who Is Chet Garner?

If you’re not a Texas native, you might be wondering, “Who is Chet Garner?” Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of the DayTripper. He’s also a born-and-raised Texas boy, which means he loves BBQ, his family, and his faith. Sometimes called the “trail boss,” Chet travels to all corners of the state, highlighting famous Texas monuments and uncovering hidden gems. For Chet, exploring is a full-time job. 

Not only can you catch a clip of his most recent adventure on his YouTube channel, but you can also read about them. He’s a frequent editorial contributor to Texas Highways Magazine. Regaling readers about his travels, he’s a wealth of credible knowledge about the hottest Texas spots. As his website says, his mission is to “inspire you to head out on your own Texas-sized adventures.”

Taste What Chet Is Talking About!

Try for yourself the cake that stopped Chet in his tracks. Order our DeLuxe® Fruitcake today! Available in a variety of sizes and variations, any DeLuxe® you pick is a winner. Give us a go. The Daytripper did.


November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021 at 11:40 AM
Collin Street Bakery makes the best fruitcakes I have ever eaten. I will NEVER buy any other brand. ❤️❤️
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Ed Matthews,Jr.
November 5, 2021 at 11:47 AM
Does the bakery have tours? USMC66'- /77563
Shirley Hubbard
November 5, 2021 at 11:49 AM
Loved Chet's visit!!
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:01 PM
Thank you, so did we!
William M
November 5, 2021 at 12:20 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed it Chet. Truth is, I didn't need you to tell me how good the Collin Street Bakery fruitcake tastes. I've been enjoying it since I was a child, in the 60s. The tins were always a treat. I still buy them for my Mom, and I, to share at Christmas and even for her birthday. Just not a bad time of year for a Collin Street Bakery fruitcake... or pecan pie!
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:01 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you have been enjoying our cakes for years.
Debra Mae Britt
November 5, 2021 at 1:11 PM
I love Collin Street Bakery .I remember this place as a Child my Grandmother got a fruitcake every year.we kept the tin for sewing threads and stuff.Best fruitcakes in the world! and Day Tripper is my Favorite T V show..sense 2010
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM
Thank you so much! The best of both worlds.
November 5, 2021 at 2:56 PM
Gee, from what I gathered, off-season cakes are mixed with the fork-like mixer and the batter is hand-scooped into the foil before baking. Makes me wonder... do they substitute with something else during season and does it affect the end product?
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM
Hello Dorothy, we do not substitute any of our ingredients. Our fruitcakes are deliciously baked the same all year round.
Carol Kolves
November 5, 2021 at 7:38 PM
I can't speak for the regular fruit cakes but the gluten free ones are GREAT.
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:03 PM
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoy them.
Sandra Y, Anderson
November 8, 2021 at 1:20 PM
I’ve ordered these fruit cakes since 1980’s. I know 40 years. I’m Sandra Anderson Memphis, TN …I would order for my mother and her sisters and her 1-brother. They absolutely loved the deluxe fruit cake. I want to be on the wall-of-fame, Fruitcake wall of Fame.
Collin Street Bakery
November 13, 2021 at 6:04 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you and your family love our fruitcakes.
Luvenia Williams
November 13, 2021 at 8:22 PM
I love the fruitcakes and haven't had one in years. I plan on buying one for Christmas this year. They're worth every cent.
Collin Street Bakery
November 16, 2021 at 9:38 AM
We hope you get to enjoy one very soon!
Richard Deilke
November 22, 2021 at 7:28 AM
This year my classic small traditional FC arrived in plenty of time to taste test. I will NOT be sending this years FC tasteless and starting to dry! Could you have sent me last years left overs?
Collin Street Bakery
November 22, 2021 at 12:29 PM
Hello, we are so sorry this happened to you. We do not send any leftovers. If you could please reach out to our customer service at (800) 267-4657 and we will gladly refund or replace your cake.
PV Birr
December 5, 2021 at 1:51 PM
We love your fruitcake, and your Apricot-Pecan, and Pineapple-Pecan cakes! They are absolutely the best, and most of all, we appreciate the fact that you use such outstanding ingredients. Just scrumptious!
Anita B. Morris-Phillips
December 7, 2021 at 8:08 PM
Got my first last year !!!! Just like homemade ones my mother & grandmother made !!!! Full of nuts cherries & pineapple !!!! Deeeeeelicious!!!
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