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Conclusive proof that the Apocalypse is upon us

There have been any number of false alarms, and I will plead guilty to having raised some of them, but I have stumbled upon definitive and conclusive proof:

It does not appear possible to buy black pudding in Croydon. Not anything especially fancy, nor yet a winner of some concours d'élégance for boudin noir, just common or garden black pudding, for frying, erm, grilling and having as part of the breakfast of an Englishman. But no, it was not to be found in establishments that saw fit to purvey all manner of exotic foodstuffs. The infinitely Better Half, having Northern tendencies, was also sorely disappointed.

Presumably the local merchants deem there to be insufficient demand to make it worth their while to stock suggesting the locals are beyond redemption.

And here's some black pudding just to tighten the thumbscrews on anyone feeling a little peckish:

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Anonymous dearieme said... 6:35 pm

It really is time to emigrate.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:41 pm

I love my black pudding.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:12 pm

We live in dark and terrible times, that much is clear.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:53 pm

I bet you can't buy a nice pint ( Am I allowed to say "pint"?)of Mild either.

Mind you it's getting increasingly difficult to get it in the homeland as well!  

Blogger Ed said... 9:37 pm

It really does show that government brainwashing works - people think that eating dried pig's blood is nasty these days. More fool them. You can still get black pudding in proper butchers' shops where they still exist.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:19 pm

There's a (very good) real butcher a mile or so from Croydonian Towers, but the sensible fellows take Sunday off. I will investigate....  

Blogger Ed said... 10:54 pm

I haven't been to a proper butcher in London in a very long time.  

Anonymous John East said... 1:01 am

Why not make your own. All you need is one large pig and a stanley knife.  

Anonymous nomad said... 7:19 am

Er, round Croydon way, shouldn't that be a differently hued coomestible?  

Blogger Tuscan Tony said... 9:12 am

Couldn't there be a Croydon limb in the pic to give the gentle reader scale? Is that pud the size of a truck tyre, or a wedding ring? These are important issues.  

Blogger Alan Douglas said... 1:46 pm

In East Grinstead Waitrose stock them.

Any Waitrose in Croydon ?

Alan Douglas  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:28 pm

TT - I just grabbed the photo from the net, so I imagine it is standard gauge black pudding - say 2" diameter or thereabouts.

AD - Thanks for that. There's a Waitrose in Beckenham that is reasonably accessible.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 1:54 pm

and what about white pudding, eh ? none of that to be found in God's Borough either

just the thing to soak up the beer (mild, of course)  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:27 pm

ND - That would be too much to expect, I am sure. I will keep on looking though. Still no sign of black pudding in the Whitgift Sainsburys....  

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