It was the very muse of school meals. You’d have your Turkey Twizzlers and smiley faces, and then a bowl of school custard and literally a rectangle of sugar and oaty goodness.

There are many school meal desserts that come close to the high pedestal your correspondent holds this on, but none are worthy. There was nothing better than getting the last one and the kids behind you having to suffer through a fruit salad with squishy kiwi and brown banana.

It’s gospel that this was the core of a kid’s school meal. The coup de grâce, the… other French phrase for something awesome.

HAPPY NATIONAL PUDDING DAY.