Posted in A to Z challenge, Angel Delight, nostalgia

W is for … “Wait and see” pudding!

WSeriously, it does exist!

Every Sunday there was a ritual in our house. The question, “what’s for pudding?” was always replied to as “wait and see!” Consequently, it became known as ‘wait and see’ pudding. The silly thing about it was that it never changed, well … maybe the flavour, but generally ‘wait and see’ pudding was Angel Delight!

Angel Delight was a powdered custard dessert product produced in the UK. Mixed and whisked with milk, it created a mousse-like custardy sweet dessert. Originally launched in 1967 by the Bird’s company with a strawberries and cream flavour, by the 1970s it had doubled the market for instant desserts.  New flavours were added, these being butterscotch, banana, chocolate and raspberry.

Even for a chocoholic like me, butterscotch was the best flavour. During the 1980s, it virtually disappeared from sight as its popularity took a dive, but then a revival campaign was run in 1999, featuring Wallace & Gromit.  Now, in this new millennium, the brand has made a comeback – thanks undoubtedly to a desire by my generation for the foods of our childhood.

angel_top1Happily, I can now also add that it is available here too – in a few shops that cater particularly for Expats like me.

So, it really was true what my Mom used to say – “Good things come to those who wait!”

Believe me, I’ve waited a long time for this 🙂

Carpe diem (I’m off to bag the full range, before anyone sees this!)

 

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Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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