Tomorrow, June 26, is "National Chocolate Pudding Day". Since tomorrow is also our Sacred Day and no chocolatier sent me pudding in any form, today will have to be the day we address this fun food holiday, Sisters and Brothers.
I grew up with the instant and cooked variety of puddings that my mom bought in tiny boxes then finished making at home. In your Chocolate Priestess's she's the only one who likes pudding at all so making it seems rather pointless. Instead I buy it in single serving packs generally when it is on sale and I have a coupon and then it can last for a month or more without my being concerned about it spoiling. Not only should chocolate never be allowed to spoil but to do so also wastes money.
There aren't that many brands of pudding out there in my regional supermarkets and stores. Jello is, of course, the big player around here and their offerings have a lot of variety ranging from sugar free to fat free to regular plus many different flavors. I get coupons for a few other brands in my local newspaper and I'm sure I'll review puddings as I encounter them but I just never think to order them in a restaurant and haven't recently had the desire to consume them. But today I made an appointment to get some pudding and tried it.
What could I find? Jello, but at least it was a mixed pack with both milk chocolate cups and a layered dark-milk-dark chocolate in the same four pack. This was the regular variety and while it tasted good, in general I try fat free or no added sugar when I buy something like this. Hey, it's for a "holiday" right? I can treat myself a bit.
I want you to do the same and then leave a comment telling me what you found and whether or not you'd buy that product or flavor again. If you made your own, please let me know about that as well.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.