National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Butterscotch Pudding Day is a holiday that falls on September 19th and celebrates butterscotch pudding. In our opinion, butterscotch is the cousin of caramel. Why do we say that? We say it because caramel is made by cooking white sugar until it melts, begins to darken, and then breaks down into its individual components. Butterscotch is made in much of the same way, except that it’s made from brown sugar and melted butter. The result is a delicious ingredient for pudding that people have been enjoying for a very long time. 

The History Of Butterscotch

We were unable to uncover the history of National Butterscotch Pudding Day, so we decided to turn our attention to uncovering the history of butterscotch instead. And what we found when we started digging into this confectionery delight was as much of a surprise to us as it will be to most of the people reading about this holiday. 

Some food historians believe that butterscotch was first invented by Samuel Parkinson in 1817. Mr. Parkinson was a confectioner in Doncaster, England. It was probably during this time that butterscotch pudding was also invented. At this point in time, puddings were very popular in England, particularly blood pudding, suet pudding, and steak and kidney pudding. Pudding was also a common main course for the Royal Navy during the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. So butterscotch pudding was probably invented sometime during this period. 

Facts About Butterscotch & Pudding

If you’re looking for some butterscotch pudding trivia in this section, we’re afraid that we’re going to have to disappoint you. We just couldn’t find any specific butterscotch pudding facts. What we did find, however, is plenty of facts about butterscotch and about pudding. So we’re going to list these facts below. 

  • Butterscotch is used as a flavoring for dessert sauces, fudges, cookies, sauces, and yes, even puddings.
  • The largest butterscotch candy was made in 1996. It weighed over 3,500 pounds and was 5x5x17.7-feet in size.
  • Pudding comes from the French word “Boudin,” a word that means small sausage. 
  • The saying “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” dates back to at least the 17th century in Europe.
  • Modern puddings come from an egg-free custard powder developed by Alfred Bird in the mid-1800s.
  • The recipe for Doncaster Butterscotch was printed in an issue of the Liverpool Mercury in 1848.
  • Doncaster Butterscotch features a pound of sugar, a pound of butter,m and a quarter of a pound of treacle. 
  • June 26th is National Chocolate Pudding Day.

Observing National Butterscotch Pudding Day

If you want to enjoy National Butterscotch Pudding Day, then all you have to do is whip up your own version of this pudding, or make one of the many prepared butterscotch pudding mixes that are available. While you’re enjoying your butterscotch pudding, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalButterscotchPuddingDay on social media to spread the word about this sweet holiday. 

Where is National Butterscotch Pudding Day celebrated?

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