Unique South African Dessert Attracts Thousands of Happy Fans in the US

Kari's Malva Pudding is Rich, Dense and Delicious

Mar 15, 2011, 06:15 ET from Kari's Malva Pudding

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A uniquely delicious pudding-cake dessert that originated in South Africa is quickly winning over Americans with its decadent texture and irresistible flavor. Kari's Malva Pudding is a gourmet artisan dessert based on a family recipe, but it isn't a pudding in the American sense of the word.  Instead, it resembles a dense, moist, rich cake, with a caramelly flavor and a hint of apricots. Best of all, Kari's Malva Pudding comes ready-to-heat in the freezer section of supermarkets, making an elegant finish to any meal quick and easy.

"Malva Pudding is a traditional South African dessert that you'll find in the best restaurants in Cape Town and Johannesburg," said Kari's Malva Pudding Founder, Kari Mansfeld, an English South African herself.  "Oprah Winfrey served it at the first Christmas dinner for her girls' academy in South Africa, and Nelson Mandela has said it's his favorite dessert."

Named after its Dutch Afrikaans originator, Malva Pudding is traditionally made with milk, eggs, sugar, butter, cream, flour, apricot jam and a little vinegar.  Each Kari's Malva Pudding is hand-crafted and made with only the highest quality all-natural ingredients, including hormone-free milk, cage-free eggs, and locally grown gourmet apricot jam. They contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and no corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup.  Kari's Malva Pudding comes frozen in convenient ready-to-heat aluminum pans that can be kept in the freezer or refrigerator until served. "Your family or guests will think you've been cooking all day," added Mansfeld.  

Kari's Malva Pudding recently arrived in the freezer case of specialty markets throughout the Western United States, with a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a 24 oz. package that serves 6-8. In addition to the original flavor, Kari's Chocolate Malva Pudding, made with real cocoa powder, is also available in select stores. A Where to Buy Store Locator is provided on the company's website.  They're available for home delivery nationwide through the website as well.

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