It may have been around since 1850, but that hasn’t stopped the PC brigade from taking ‘Spotted Dick’ off the menu.
Flintshire Council have decided that this traditional English pudding, whose recipe was first mentioned in 1850 by Alexis Soyer in his book ‘The Modern Housewife of Menagere’, is offensive and has been taken off the menu.
The mention of Spotted Dick does occasionally raise a snigger but its origins are anything but rude. It is now to be known as ‘Spotted Richard’. If I were Richard, I’d feel offended!!