RenameMaestro learns that Flintshire Council (UK) chiefs have reversed a decision to rename the pudding Spotted Dick after receiving “abusive letters” and accusations of political correctness. Canteen staff at had decided it would be referred to as “Spotted Richard” on their menu
after “immature comments” by some customers. The
councilnow says it will revert to its traditional name. But it has warned any customers who act in a “childish way” to behave themselves or be refused food. Spotted Dick is a steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit, and is thought to have originated in the middle of the 19th Century.