Saying “Proof is in the Pudding”

This phrase is used when you know something is a fact and there is plenty to prove it. It started as a much longer version and has been shorten. Longer it was “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” That goes back to the 1600s and earlier when pudding was a type of sausage which started with mixing various spices and cereal and stuffed into intestines to be steams and boiled. This was not sweet but rather a meat dish. Cooking such items could prove healthy or could make you ill. So if it was good it was said the proof was in eating it. So the phrase has become a popular saying so you know something is true and good. You can ask older relatives and see if they know this saying and how it started.

Photo: Pudding and saying.

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