Panettone is like fruitcake . . . many varieties . . . many people who never ate any of them but just hate it . . .
good stuff is good stuff.
lousy stuff is lousy no matter what the box says . . .
Aug/Sep I make a pre-WW2 recipe fruitcake(s). mega-fruits/nuts/etc. it usually last until March - but this year we had multiple cousins as house guests - who ate prodigious quantities of Granny’s Christmas Cookies and the fruit cake . . . my grandmother always sent everyone home with a 3 gal metal tin of cookies . . . she was much loved by her grandchildren - and as demonstrated this year, , , she is now gone, but they still love her cookie recipes.