It is there when we camp, when we run out of other puddings, it tops our trifles, fills our tarts, and turns the humble banana to something glorious.
The first seeds of Wicked Spoon were planted when I was a little (and somewhat strange) girl. Age of 6 I would "help" my mum make custard for pudding. I was to stir the mix into a paste while she boiled the milk. However, I used to eat the paste (yep, paste), resulting in runny, lumpy custard for the family. This didn't help my mums reputation as a family cook.
Shortly after I found myself in junior school. Wow, 1980's junior school was a custard haven! Pink, brown or vanilla. Now, there are some that don't have great memories here, but for me it was wonderful.
When I was a teenager my Dads small food business started manufacturing custard powder. I loved the manufacturing process - creating something for people to enjoy ❤️️
So fast forward a bit... I became vegetarian, started a career and got married. I had children and quit my career to care for them. And this is the point when I decided to try quitting dairy. Cutting dairy from my diet felt amazing, both physically and mentally, these days you're pretty spoiled for choice with vegan food innovation. But I missed nostalgic and comforting puddings. I could make custard with plant milk but the flavour was overpowered and it just wasn't the same. I asked some vegan fFacebook groups if they liked the idea of different flavoured plant based custards - 300 messages and lots of likes made me think the idea could have legs.
So with my Dads help I developed a new custard powder, especially for plant based milk. In the process I realised how versatile the product is - custard powder is incredible. I adored making the product; it's truly made with love.
My trusty Facebook advisors also told me that they'd like full control over sweetener, therefore no sweetener has been added to the product so you are free to customise how you like, potentially making both a low calorie and comforting pudding.
So here we are - Wicked Spoon is here with our first custard flavour: butterscotch, hooray! A range of exciting flavours will follow.
So THANK YOU for being here and reading this. I am here to help make your tummy happy so please, if you have any ideas or requests, get in touch!
♡ Wicked Spoon will become what you and your tummies need ♡