Fruitcake has been added to the list of prohibited objects, alongside switchblades, scissors and toy guns when boarding a plane in Montreal, Canada.

Yes, the fruit cake is dangerous, not only because of the injuries one might sustain if it were to tumble from a cargo hold and hit one on the head, but also because airport security scanners cannot detect deadly weapons that may be hidden inside of it.

The Trojan horse of Christmas desserts is simply too dense and will be confiscated because security officials "don't want to take chances" with the traditional cake whose reputation is often scorned amongst North Americans.