Let us for a moment take a minute to remember the joy of the Snack Pack, the delightful pudding treat that was always ready to eat, regardless of refrigeration or other means of remaining fresh. Strangely, while I’ve lost my taste for a lot of the artificial snacks that made up my childhood (mine was not a household of organic Cheerios and fruit leather), Snack Packs still hold up today as a comforting pick-me-up. Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor, but there is something unusually satisfying about a shelf-stable pudding cup.
But as much as a Snack Pack can cure a pudding craving, sometimes you want a more mature pudding. One with ingredients you can pronounce. One that requires storage below room temperature.
That’s when you head to a place like Puddin’ in the East Village.