I would like to create a pudding with vanilla + cocoa pudding powder, from the same brand.

Can I combine the two safely(cooking them all at once)?

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Unless the package instructions are very different, yes that should be fine. A typical pudding mix will consist of

  • starch
    the main ingredient, required to thicken the liquid (typically milk)
  • sometimes sugar
    especially for the "instant" types, others let you add sugar separately
  • flavourings
    sometimes "the real deal" like vanilla, often artificial.
  • sometimes extra goodies
    like chocolate shavings or caramel crumbs for an interesting mouth-feel
  • sometimes additives like food colourings or preservatives
    not really neccessary, IMHO.

(A very basic pudding mix would be corn starch and cocoa powder, btw.)

So if you combine mixes, you combine starch with two (or more) different flavourings, which will be absolutely fine. Just read the labels to make sure you are adding the correct amount of milk etc.


Strictly from a safety perspective? Absolutely. If these are from the same brand then likely the only difference in their formulation is the flavoring agents used. Most of those will be quite similar, and won't react with each other or anything. I'm also pretty sure that powdered pudding mix is quite safe in general.

So long as you follow the manufacturer's directions you'll be fine.

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