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While I’m on a sticky date pudding rampage, it’d seem wrong to not review Artichoke’s which is, in every way, an exemplary sticky date pudding. It ticks all the right boxes for the perfect SDP: the utterly moist, so soft, and still slightly warm cake, sitting in a luscious, creamy, and decadent sauce — smoked milk in this case and it’s pure genius. It’s got lovely bits of coffee jelly specked through the bowl as well which really helps cut through the richness of the dessert. The only component sitting me on the fence is the cashew caramel sprinkled over. It’s interesting, adds a lovely crunch to the dessert, and has a flavour exceedingly similar to the muah chee peanut topping. It tastes lovely and my friends adore its presence, but perhaps I’m too in love with the classic SDP so I didn’t quite enjoy the prominent nutty element. Still don’t get me wrong, it’s a novel take and a mighty delicious one at that.