Michele Chandler (right) prepares a sample of her King George pudding. The traditional English dessert is being sampled and sold for the first time this year at Dickens Christmas.
Photo by Joe Genco.
They have made 2,200 puddings this year and have sold them to retailers and restaurants in locations all around the region and in Canada. The demand has been higher than they expected, meaning the business will likely return next year and continue to grow, she said.
In addition to selling puddings, they have also been collecting donations for the Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry. The suggested donation for anyone stopping in for a sample is 25 cents though many have given more. They have already raised more than $300 and hope to top $1,000 by the conclusion of Dickens, Michele said.
“We suggest 25 cents, but most people put in a dollar,” Chandler said. “That has been a real nice plus.”
The puddings come in two sizes: the King George, which costs $20 and serves five to six people and the Prince Geroge, which costs $8 and serves one to two people. They can be found at Mid-Lakes Navigation during Dickens Christmas and also at Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Creekside Books and Coffee and Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Company.
Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.