One of the first known banana pudding recipes appeared in 1888 in Good Housekeeping magazine. Now, more than 130 years later, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que celebrates National Banana Pudding Day by paying homage to one of the original comfort foods in the South.
“Banana pudding has stood the test of time, really,” says Soulman’s Bar-B-Que CEO Brett Randle. “While the Good Housekeeping recipe dates back to the 19th century, ours was born before we opened the doors in 1974. That’s when our owner’s mother shared her secret recipe to put on the original menu and it has been a signature item for more than 45 years! Memer's Banana Pudding takes relatively simple items combined in just the right mixture to create an unmistakable creamy banana pudding.”
Soulman’s banana pudding is known to have legions of devotees who come back to the North Texas bar-b-que mainstay over and over. Randle says that they sell more than 50 tons of banana pudding in any given year at their 18 locations. The word of mouth and social media attention includes reviews advising guests to ‘make sure you save room for their homemade banana pudding!’