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    Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Nov 13, 2015

    18 Seriously Disgusting British Desserts That Need To Be Stopped

    A spotted dick should be avoided at all times.

    1. Spotted dick.

    2. Jam roly-poly.

    3. Eton mess.

    4. Banoffee pie.

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    Who in their right mind would ruin a caramel pudding with horrible bananas? BRITAIN. THAT'S WHO.

    5. Semolina pudding.

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    These gloopy yet gritty piles of sludge taste like creamy sand. While that may have been acceptable back in the '50s, it's almost inedible by today's standards.

    6. Lardy cake.

    7. Trifle.

    8. Christmas pudding.

    9. Christmas cake.

    10. Eccles cakes.

    11. Syllabub.

    12. Bread and butter pudding.

    13. Rice pudding.

    14. Carrot cake.

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    Do carrots belong in a cake? Or do they, as God intended, belong in a salad?

    15. Madeira cake.

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    There is absolutely nothing joyous or right about a cake as dull as a Madeira cake. It is disappointment in a tin.

    16. Sussex pond pudding.

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    From the outside, it looks like a delicious steak pudding and then you cut it to find a ton of lemon and orange peels. Absolutely nothing about this hollow shell of a pudding sounds, looks, or tastes good.

    17. Wet Nelly.

    18. Clootie dumpling.

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    The clootie is the pudding version of a haggis. Need we say more?

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need GBBO so badly.

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    Mary, pray for us. 🙏

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