Not Just for Dessert Anymore: Long Considered a Sweet Treat, Pudding Struggles to Claim Status as a Healthy Snack, Too
Since dairy products tend to play a fairly significant role in most American children's diets, our memories often include recollections of cool, frothy glasses of milk; toasty grilled cheese sandwiches; ice cream cones piled high with rocky road; or rich, thick bowls of chocolate pudding, with or without the "skin." All nostalgic products experience a kind of ebb-and-flow phenomenon. After several humdrum years, pudding, too, is finally enjoying the sweet taste of revival. Throughout U.S. food stores, sales of refrigerated pudding, mousse, gelatin and parfaits rose 4.1 percent in dollars and 3.8 percent in units.