City Braces for Butterscotch Pudding Shortage
Local News - Newsmakers
Written by Millbank Daily-Weekly   
Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:07

After last year's riots and unrest, Millbank City planners and events organizers have made a concerted effort to make sure the Taste of Millbank Festival has enough butterscotch pudding to go around.

The Taste of Millbank is the city's most popular culinary event and local businesses pull out all the stops to delight residents with gourmet foods. Last year's event featured such exotic delights as corn dogs, beets-on-a-stick, cotton candy and artisanal bone-marrow based tapioca. By far, the most popular dish each year is the butterscotch pudding served by the Downhill Moderate Senior Living Facility. Last year when the pudding ran out, youths rioted, burning one booth and destroying three dozen donuts.Downhill pudding

After last year, some local residents have sworn off returning to the Taste of Millbank. Melvin Cowell of Fourth Avenue said, "I'm not going to risk some punk spilling Coke on my shirt unless I know I'm getting pudding."

"I'm sure some people like the fancy foods on sticks," said Elmira Welt, "My family just wants pudding, but we aren't going to risk our lives for it."

This year, Mayor Mr. Sofa Guy has made a personal plea to the Downhill Moderate Senior Living Facility to increase its production of pudding for the sake of peace. He has asked the facility residents to secure additional packets of pudding and gallons of milk to ensure the success of the event. Organizers have offered to subsidize the cost to guarantee there will be enough for everyone.

But Irvin Hoyt of the DownHill Moderate Senior Living Facility said it's not about money or security. "We've already made it."

He explained further that residents make the pudding while watching "It's a Wonderful Life" in December. They cannot make more, he explained, because the residents don't want to watch the movie again until this December.

"Besides," added Mr. Hoyt, "if we made more now it wouldn't have the right amount of skin by August. Eight months is the proper age for pudding."

Taste of Millbank organizers suggested that another vendor could make additional pudding, or that pudding cups could be brought in. The Downhill Facility flatly rejected that idea.

"You might as well just drag us seniors into a field and shoot us," said Downhill resident Tilda Berthen about the idea. "Downhill makes the pudding in Millbank. Only Downhill. Understand?"

The Millbank Daily-Weekly was unable to contact youths to learn whether they plan to riot if the pudding runs out. However, recent graffiti in Ottoman Park that read "We Want Pudding" suggests troubled times ahead.

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