Did you know that there are two main types of chocolate pudding? The first is the version most of our readers are probably used to, a boiled then chilled type whose texture is similar to a custard. This version is typically served in North America, Sweden, and Asia. The second is a steamed/baked version with a texture similar to cake. This is served in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Chocolate pudding was even thought of as an appropriate food for invalids and children in late 19th/early 20th century North America.
I guess it is only fair that today I celebrate instead of Brittany seeing as she was the sole celebrator yesterday for National Strawberry Parfait Day. Like a lot of foods pudding wasn’t a food I enjoyed too much as a child. As a matter of fact, I was probably one of the pickiest eaters out there in my younger years. It was probably on a trip to Ryan’s in college when I tried pudding for the first time. Although the texture wasn’t necessarily my favorite the chocolaty taste more than made up for it. I have only had pudding a few times since that courageous night in college, so today as soon as we got home from a BBQ with Britt’s family and I finished up a few chores around the house, I busted out a cup of chocolate pudding and relaxed. I figured I deserved the semi late night dessert considering the past week had been so hectic and with the first day of a new job tomorrow why not celebrate? I may even have a second cup as soon as I’m done with this post.
I’m hoping that Brittany will want to celebrate tomorrow’s unofficial in a way that doesn’t involve food. Maybe she will want to make some homemade perfume or incense. I doubt it though, tomorrow is National Orange Blossom Day.