|Spotted Dick. Photo: Slashfood.
Spotted Dick is now Spotted Richard on the menu in the government cafeteria in the North Wales town of Flintshire, the Daily Mail reports.
"It just seemed political correctness gone mad," Klaus Armstrong-Braun, a local politician told the Daily Mail. "There was a sign in the dining room for things like rice pudding and then this Spotted Richard -- I had to ask what it was. Whoever has changed it needs to be told they are being silly."
The pudding, made with currants and raisins, beef suet, breadcrumbs and flour, has long been a staple of the British pantry. They're sometimes called Spotted Dogs or Plum Duffs and are made by boiling or steaming the ingredients together.
A spokesman for the cafeteria told the Daily Mail that childish comments prompted the changing of the name.
"The correct title for this dish is Spotted Dick; however, because of several immature comments from a few customers, catering staff renamed the dish Spotted Richard or Sultana Sponge," he told the Daily Mail. "This was not a policy decision -- staff simply acted as they thought best to put an end to unwelcome and childish comments, albeit from a very small number of customers."
The paper said the term Dick likely evolved from Spotted Dog.
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[Via Daily Mail]
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