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.
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!)