A classic English dessert has been renamed to avoid embarrassment. The traditional pud Spotted Dick has been given the title 'Spotted Richard' after council bosses feared it may cause offence.
Flintshire County Council renamed the popular dish as canteen staff apparently got tired of the giggles and smutty comments made by diners.
In 2001, Tesco also tried change its name to Spotted Richard. But despite others following suit, including Gloucestershire NHS Trust, they had to admit defeat. Other variations on the title have included Sultana Sponge, Spotted Dog and even Blemished Richard!
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