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June 26th is National Chocolate Pudding Day
you're looking for something to do today this it's time to satisfy your
tongue with some chocolaty goodness because it's National Chocolate
Pudding Day! Be careful not to overindulge, this stuff goes down
easier than you'd think. But you already knew that ;). Let's get
right into celebrating National Chocolate Pudding Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, have you had chocolate pudding before? Did you enjoy it?
Did you go back for more? Could you eat it all the time? Did I ask you
enough questions yet? How would you like a day set aside just for
eating chocolate pudding then? Well, then why are you asking why it's a
holiday?! It's because of people like you ;). Chocolate pudding
is such a sweet and smooth snack that seems to sneak past our tongues
so quickly that we just have to have another spoonful. And this pudding
treat is really more or less a modified chocolate custard; custard uses
eggs while pudding uses starch to thicken it.
It's been around
for quite some time and actually, in the late 19th century to the early
20th century, it was considered a good food for sick people who had
poor appetites. It's a high calorie food that goes down easy, so it
makes sense. And if you want to make this yourself all you need is some
milk, sugar, chocolate, vanilla and some flour or cornstarch. You can
heat it to the right consistency on your stove, microwave, by steaming
it, baking it or even freezing it (if you use gelatin as the
thickener). Break out your spoons!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you can easily get
some ready made chocolate pudding and start spooning it into your
mouth. Simple enough, right? But if that's not exciting enough for you
then why don't you get a big box of chocolate pudding cups and then
challenge a friend to see who can eat a set number of pudding cups the
fastest. Want to make things interesting? See who can eat them the
fastest WITHOUT the use of silverware ;).
But if you like
cooking then why don't you whip up your own chocolate pudding today?
Chances are that it'll taste a lot better than the store bought kind
and you'll have a lot more of it too! You can look online for a good
recipe, if you want to make it from scratch, or you can get the boxed
kind and make it how the box instructs you to. But who wants to
listen to a box? Stupid cardboard! Why don't you find a good recipe and
then get a little creative with it? You could use milk chocolate, dark
chocolate or white chocolate if you want. And if it calls for vanilla
extract, you can swap that out for any flavor of extract you like! You
could end up with chocolate coconut pudding, chocolate mint pudding,
chocolate rum pudding, chocolate almond pudding and so many other
flavors! Have a great day and oh... you've got some pudding on