“British Restaurant Makes Customers Sign Plum Pudding Release”

The High Timber restaurant in London is seeking to protect hollyrightitself because it follows the traditional practice of including the occasional coin or silver charm for lucky diners to happen upon. [Zincavage] Similarly in this 2005 dispatch (supermarket pudding); for the parallel custom of baking figurines into New Orleans king cake, see these posts.


  • i will say this. I never knew about this practice, until i read this article. i didn’t know about king cake until a colleague introduced me to that last year. and bluntly as a matter of courtesy and customer service, i would like to be warned before there are foreign objects in my food. not saying i support a lawsuit, but people assume people know this when we don’t necessarily know it.

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