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it’s national chocolate pudding day!

here’s where to celebrate in our favorite cities

Whether you've got super cool parents who have passed down an insanely delicious recipe for homemade chocolate pudding, or you're only familiar with the tasty treat because of 1995's Billy Madison ("You know I like Snack Pack. Why can't you just give me a Snack Pack?") today's the day to eat it. That's because it's actually National Chocolate Pudding Day. Yes, it's seriously a thing. Why? We're not really sure, but after you try the sweet, gooey, dish at one of our favorite spots below, you'll probably no longer feel the need to ask questions.

New York City: Mexicue

Chocolate Banana Pudding

Homemade chocolate pudding with vanilla wafers and banana.

Miami: Earls

Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm rich chocolate cake, chocolate and toffee sauces, vanilla bean gelato.

Boston: The Langham

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

You'll have to wait until the hotel's Chocolate Bar on Saturday mornings to try their version of the pudding, but when you do, here's what it's made with: Dark chocolate, vanilla, and croissants.

Austin: Moonshine Grill

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Pecans, bourbon cream sauce, vanilla ice cream.

Chicago: Bistro Campagne

Pot - de - Crème au Chocolat

Dense milk chocolate pudding with crème Chantilly.

Nashville: Coffee, Lunch

Chocolate Puddings Summer Alternate: Chocolate Mousse Parfaits

Rich chocolate mousse layered with house-made chocolate cookie crumbs and sweetened vanilla whipped cream.

Las Vegas: Mesa Grill

Caramel Chocolate Pudding

It comes with malted whipped cream--OMG

Los Angeles: The Pudding Truck

Classic Chocolate Pudding

They've also got a vegan version--Chocolate Hazelnut

San Francisco: Loving Cup

Homemade Chocolate Chip Rice Pudding

Made with non-fat milk, arborio rice, eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean (also comes in bittersweet)

Orange County: Blackmarket Bakery

Classic Bread Pudding

Brioche, croissants, cake or cookies tossed with a rich vanilla custard. Baked and topped with either powdered sugar, chocolate ganache, or our housemade carame

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