It's very comforting to eat something sweet and scrummy, we have all got our favourite treats. They melt in the mouth and tickle our tastebuds, and for a few moments make us happy, and gives us a sense of well being.
How convenient that the little puddings come in these plastic pots, it is so easy to slip one or a dozen into your trolley when passing the chiller cabinet. They are a handy size for taking to work in your lunch packup, or picnic, or you can just pick one up and eat it straight away if you fancy one.
Years ago you could only buy creamed rice in tins, then Mr Muller came along and decided plastic pots were the way to go. They were another alternative to yogurt. When they first came out I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. Rice pudding in a pot, so what, I've been eating rice pudding out of a tin for years. So how come this is different? It may be flavoured but you can add all kinds of things to rice pud to make it taste fruity and sweeter.
The little pot above costs 61p. You can get a whole tin of Ambrosia for that, a lot more cost effective. You might need to carry a tin opener in your bag though if you want to eat it straight away.
Here is a cheap way to make your own Muller Rice at a fraction of the price. I have used four Tupperwear pots with lids that seal. I must have had them for about forty years, remember Tupperware parties? You can use any small pots with tight fitting lids. One tin of Value Rice Pud cost 13p. One tin of Value Peach Slices cost 29p.
Decant the rice into the pots, I could have got five out of it but I only have four pots. Chop up three peach slices for each pot and add to rice. Seal and put in fridge untill required. And there you have it, fruity rice for a lot less than buying it ready made.
You can use any kind of fruit. If you have children make these up in advance, they will keep a few days in the fridge. A cheap treat without breaking the bank, and you can use the pots over and over again.
The finished shawl
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