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Oct 22, 2012 11:21 AM

New product??? Tell me it ain't so

In the marker the other day I happened to see a can on the shelf with a rather suggestive name. I did a double-take and took a closer look. The label said "Spotted Dick". It was either a Heinz or Hunts product. Does anyone know what that is???

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  1. It's a steamed pudding, not new at all.

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    1. re: sr44

      But, how did it get that name? Sounds like a British thing.

        1. re: mucho gordo

          The first part of this thread addresses this:

          And yes, it is British.

          1. re: mucho gordo

            As mainstream groceries get broader access to foreign products you'll see this more frequently than you used to, but it's been available for a very long time.

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          1. My nan used to make this all the time, of course I grew up in England so I got a chuckle out of your post.

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              1. Not new, but I still laugh every time I pass it in the store. Then again I also giggle when someone starts talking about nuts so I guess I have the sense of humor of a 3 year old.

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                1. re: twyst

                  There's a recent thread here called "Your Ultimate Nut Mix." Read it. You'll roar.

                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                    oh dear. The restaurant I work at now does our own nut mix for the bar, and its seasoned with nut dust and portioned into 100 gram nut sacks. The first day my chef told me to portion out some 100 gram nut sacks I almost fell out.

                    1. re: twyst

                      heh twyst said 'nut sack'...

                      lotsa traditional British dishes have names that sound weird in the US, 'Bubble and Squeak', 'Bangers and Mash', 'Severed Baby's Arm' <edit> that last was the product of a newspaper satirist in the 90's.

                      1. re: hill food

                        And let's not forget Toad in the Hole.