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Rice to Riches-Rice Pudding Store on Spring Street

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Rice to Riches-Rice Pudding Store on Spring Street

AnnChantal | Jun 10, 2003 02:51 PM

Just wondering how other chowhounders feel about this place. I finally went in this weekend and got a bowl of their "special" vanilla pudding, made with three kinds of vanilla(the chef talked with me)Tahitian, Mexican and Indonesian. It was also made without sugar-some special sugar substitute (not Splenda, but something else that made it sweet without raising blood sugar levels).

The texture of the pudding was thick and creamy. The rice granules, fully swelled out so they were slightly chewy, but in a totally pleasant way. The perfume from the three vanillas was pretty heavenly, I must say. I ate some of it cold in the pretty plastic container they packaged it in (I am going to reuse the container for my preschooler's breakfast). It came with a very cool little ergonomic-looking spoon/ladle. They spent a lot of money on packaging.

I dutifully brought the rest of it home to my significant other and child, and they consumed it very quickly, very quickly. It was good.....very good.

What I am curious about is this: Have other chowhounders been in and tried the other flavors? Some of them look bizarre (because of the lumpy and viscous texture of rice pudding) with their neon colors (mango, peanut butter, etc.) What other flavors do you like? How do you feel about the value of it ($4.50 for what amounted to about 8 to 10 oz)? I estimate).

I liked it but when this place first opened I remember thinking it had a limited potential (kind of like the Scotch Tape store in the old skits from Saturday Night Live).

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