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Chocolate brownie and custard?

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whatdoiso Tue 03-Jan-17 20:45:10

For pudding at lunch time, served at nursery, to my one year old.

Am I being PFB?

It's not a one off. They give him stuff like this all the time. And they have brilliant kitchens, a cook and a healthy eating quality mark. I'm all for a bit of a treat every now and then, but daily? The fat content of sponge and custard is great for a toddler, but all that sugar?

We're quite careful with sugar and additives at home. Fresh fruit and natural unsweetened yogurt are a good pud for him here.

I'm being a twat aren't I?

Mrsglitterfairy Tue 03-Jan-17 20:52:31

Yes you are BU and a bit PFB but not being a twat, just a bit overprotective. It's a treat and as long as it's not after every meal and was in proportion and you're feeding a good balanced diet at home, don't worry about it

CrohnicallyPregnant Tue 03-Jan-17 20:54:55

I would imagine they are using a low sugar version, same as school meals do? I know I had a chocolate brownie recipe i used when I had gestational diabetes, that had about 2 tablespoons of sugar in the entire recipe (would serve maybe 12 toddlers- half a teaspoon of sugar each).

Anyway, YWNBU to raise it politely with the nursery. They should welcome feedback from parents, you could perhaps request that they alternate the types of pudding as you are concerned about added sugar and about bad habits forming (i.e. The idea that lunch must be followed by a daily pudding).

Dahlietta Tue 03-Jan-17 20:58:42

YAB a bit U about the health aspects of it - I would agree that it's quite possibly a low sugar version and they will burn it all off easily anyway. However, I thought this was going to be a thread about eating chocolate brownie with custard. This is sick and wrong. Brownies should only be eaten with ice-cream, if you must have something with them, or maybe chocolate sauce if you can bear that much chocolate. Chocolate and custard? Absolutely not.

Mrsglitterfairy Tue 03-Jan-17 21:00:17

What Dahlietta ?! Are you crazy?! Chocolate brownie & custard is the food of gods.. Especially if the brownie is warm and the custard is cold grin

SumAndSubstance Tue 03-Jan-17 21:03:42

Warm brownie and cold custard ?! shock shock
Somebody bring me some smelling salts!

Dahlietta Tue 03-Jan-17 21:05:02

Cold custard is always wrong, but especially with chocolate!!

Chicken4dinner Tue 03-Jan-17 21:06:24

My husband eats hot desserts with cold custard. Especially crumbles.

It's made me reevaluate our relationship. shock

TeaBelle Tue 03-Jan-17 21:07:13

As both have quite strong tastes it is easy to make them with very little sugar and still taste appealing. Low sugar yoghurt usually has upteen additives to make of palatable.

Dahlietta Tue 03-Jan-17 21:07:58

It's made me reevaluate our relationship.

Quite right!

Bluetrews25 Tue 03-Jan-17 21:24:10

Hot brownie and hot custard - oooh yes please!!
This may be the only hot meal that some of the nursery DCs get in a day, so why not let it be a good one? Not all DCs are as lucky as yours.
Any dietitians around who might be able to confirm that a bit of sugar is probably healthier / safer than all these hideous artificial sweeteners?

Mrsglitterfairy Tue 03-Jan-17 21:49:56

That's how I do it chicken hot pudding-cold custard or cold pudding-hot custard.

CantstandmLMs Tue 03-Jan-17 21:51:28

This sounds immense to me personally...but I understand your annoyance. A 1 year old! I hate nursery menu's!!

whatdoiso Tue 03-Jan-17 21:55:00

So it's not ideal but not awful. I can live with that. He wolfes veg at home so a bit of pudding and custard won't hurt.

You're right about it being the only hot meal for some, i should have thought of it like that. It's daft but my mum always made homemade puddings at dinner time when we were small. I think I'm miffed partly because if anyone's going to give him yummy home made pud and custard I want it to be me! Two in one day might be a bit much...confused

OpheliaMoo Tue 03-Jan-17 21:55:02

At DD's nursery they have a treat pudding regularly and I queried the recipe one day for the chocolate shortbread they gave her as I couldn't understand why all the 'sugar' - they also gave me a piece to try.

Seriously, there was nothing in it, and to me, it tasted bland and bleurgh. They were very understanding and once I'd seen the recipes I was happy enough, there was so little sugar in it and tiny amount of cocoa powder (or similar).

Might be that they've done the same?

thebakerwithboobs Tue 03-Jan-17 21:56:11

Does the nursery have any spaces? For adults??

fallenempires Tue 03-Jan-17 22:08:32

Yes i do think that YABU ,surely you would have checked their menus before placing your child there & if you had felt that you didn't like the idea of such a pudding then you should have said & they would have complied with your wishes.
In the grand scheme of things he presumably is fed at home when you collect him,so just miss out the pudding/sweet stuff.It really is not a biggie OP it's just about getting the balance right.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 03-Jan-17 22:15:20

I don't think Yabu pfb or a twat at all. That's not a good meal for a 1yo. No wonder children's health is going down shit creek when things like this are written off.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Tue 03-Jan-17 22:24:42

I don't get the MN uproar about puddings at nurseries/ school. Since the creation of school dinners, these kinds of puddings have been served- decades before obesity became a public health concern. Young children are more active than adults, and where many children are picky about savoury food, most will enjoy eating a warm pudding.

I ate school dinners through school and as an adult still eat school dinners with desert, then a full meal in an evening and am still a healthy weight. Menus are planned so the nutrition is appropriate for a single meal, and across the weekly/ monthly menus.

DailyFail1 Wed 04-Jan-17 01:02:44

At dsd's nursery they used to serve really traditional heavy puddings- treacle pud, spotted dick, creme brulee. Dd never managed to finish them all, but they were served because some kids were still hungry after lunch (presumbly because of no brekkie). She went to a nursery attached to a private prep & the busy parents there would often rush kids in without breakfast then keep them there late (but not late enough for dinner club) so the kids needed something to line their stomachs.

MommaGee Wed 04-Jan-17 01:07:56

I want chocolate concrete and mint custard!

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