Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Merits of Pudding

Why do I love pudding so much? More importantly, why have I been neglecting pudding for so long?

Recently, I re-discovered my absolute love of chocolate pudding. Homemade, but instant (instructions say wait 5 minutes, though I like to let it sit in the fridge for at least half an hour before I eat it), it's seriously such a good idea. All the time. Here is my list of all the reasons I can think of off the top of my head why I love pudding.

  1. chocolate pudding, come on. instant. chocolate. pudding.
  2. the word "pudding" is fun to say
  3. it's also fun to call people puddin' face, or puddin' butt, or pudding-monkey. trust me.
  4. makes a great dessert.
  5. makes a great breakfast.
  6. the perfect creaminess factor
  7. that little "crust" it gets on the top when it's been in the fridge for a day or so
  8. really good with whipped cream and sprinkles (but honestly, not much isn't)
  9. super cheap: a box that makes 4 servings is usually $1 if not less, and the amount of milk needed (2 cups, i believe) costs around $1 as well. if i'm not mistaken, that's $0.50 per serving of delicious chocolate pudding-y goodness.
  10. so so so very good.
  11. good for sore throats
  12. good for when you're sick
  13. good for when you're in a bad mood (see point #5)
  14. something about is magical, like i'm a little kid feeling so happy to have pudding; except as an adult, i can really appreciate the way i feel about feeling that way. yeah?
  15. there are already 14 reasons to love pudding
  16. using a whisk is really fun.
  17. you can make it in one big bowl (not my favorite way, but to each his/her own, right?)
  18. eating pudding out of little individual cups is somehow awesome.
  19. it's jiggly
  20. milk has calcium, which is good for you. hence, pudding is good for you.

So there you go. 20 reasons, and I'm sure I could come up with more. I really, really love chocolate pudding.


  1. I really love the one that you make on the oven, when it's really, really steaming hot. Oh, so comforting.

  2. I used to love that one too...until I ruined a pot by *forgetting* to stir for about .05 seconds. It burns so quickly!!!

  3. you have desperately made me want pudding now. I hope it comes out as good with soy milk

  4. mmmmm pudding. chocolate is pretty good, but i personally love banana pudding with sliced banana & nilla wafers. must be from my time in the south.