While visiting the BLFW event a little while ago, we were so thrilled to find a brand there which was actively creating healthy, vegan and veggie friendly puddings. Pudology make some delicious little pots which are easy to serve and eat, contain no meat or animal derived products, and are also gluten free.
The creator of the brand is herself egg and dairy intolerant, which makes a lot of sense – it’s easy to see why someone who needs alternative food would want to make it. Just like us with our quest for the ultimate veggie burger, this range was born from the desire to create something that can be eaten by those with specific dietary requirements. That’s an idea we can get behind!
There are three flavours of puds available, all of which we were lucky enough to try. The first is the Millionaire’s pud. I practically snatched this out of J’s hand in my hurry to claim it – Millionaire shortbread is a huge favourite of mine and a big weakness. I can never resist having just one more piece. Here in this little pot were the flavours I knew and loved – except reinvented in a dairy and gluten free form. There are three layers throughout the pud, giving you the chance to try them individually or all at once. What’s really exciting about these puds is that they leave you feeling satisfied at the end of the pot. They are so sweet and filling that you are not going to go back to the cupboard and grab more – which is perfect for those who are weight conscious.
Next up we tried the chocolate orange pud. And oh, my god – this one is glorious too. This is a gloriously smooth chocolate ganache with Brazilian orange oil, which is dark and light mixed together in a devilish play. It melts right off the spoon and into your mouth. Seriously amazing! There is only one layer to this pot but it is tasty and rich all the way down. You can barely wait for the next spoonful. We found ourselves scraping the pots as clean as possible just to get that last taste. And all of this without any dairy!
The real miracle is the banoffee pud. How they managed to put this together without any dairy or gluten is just witchcraft to me – and a quick scan of the ingredients reveals that it perhaps took even more work than it seems. There are three layers once more: a chocolate topping, followed by soya toffee and banana sauce, and then a biscuit base. The biscuit base is very similar to if not the same as the one in the millionaire pud, but the banana and toffee flavours are amazing. Everything comes together so nicely in this pot. It’s perfection on a spoon.
Above the flavours, the design of the brand is also really nice. They have playful pots with enticing messages on the lids, giving them a sense of personality which goes beyond the typical “health food” blueprint. They gave us the puds to eat for free, but I can honestly say, and with no obligation to do so, that I will be tracking these down and buying them to eat again. It shouldn’t be difficult to do so, either, as they are now available in a range of supermarkets. I’m actually craving them so badly while writing this that I might just go and see if they’re in stock now. Want me to pick you something up while I’m there?