The Proof Is In the Pudding: Chocolate Pudding Day

Where does that saying come from anyway?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “the proof is in the pudding” is a variation of the original proverb, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating (or tasting)”. But what proof is in pudding and why does pudding have to be proven?

The proof of this pudding was in its simplicity: it doesn’t take fancy or expensive ingredients to make a delicious chocolate pudding. This pudding was rich without being overbearing; it had just the right balance of sweetness and a touch of chocolate bitterness, sliding through your organs like a gelatinous piece of heaven itself. A consistency hardier than Snack Pack but gentler than Jell-O, here was the innocence of childhood delight matured by a measure of subtle sophistication. The secrets of packaged pudding were destined to be brought to light by the added flavor of salt and chocolate, as demonstrated by the fact that an entire day in each year is dedicated to the solemnity of chocolate pudding. Pudding at its peak and chocolate in all its glory: such is depth, such is fullness.

Not all puddings were created equal, but this cheap and gluten-free Italian one takes the hat for the ultimate snack: simple but classy, fit for a fancy dessert on a summer holiday in Italy (I really just mean lunch break at the office).

Available at the refrigerated section of SM Supermarkets.