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The Prince threw the muslin-wrapped pudding across the tent.
A playful Prince of Wales stunned onlookers when he threw a steamed pudding during an official engagement in Devon on Thursday.
The Prince was being shown the round, muslin-wrapped orange and Cointreau flavoured confection at a meeting of farmers and local food producers near Kingsbridge.
Suddenly he said: "Where are the young farmers - I have found a new sport, pudding hurling."
And then the Prince tossed the pudding across the tent.
"It was a bit mad, wasn't it" George Hollywood
After the pudding was caught by one of the young farmers, the Prince retrieved it and said: "I'd better put it back."
George Hollywood, 18, who had been showing the Prince the range of puddings he makes in nearby Ottery St Mary - set up with the help of the Prince's Trust - said: "When the Prince picked up the pudding he said it would make a good shot put game. "
"It was a bit mad, wasn't it?" said Mr Hollywood, adding that he was giving the Prince a box of the puddings.
The Prince's pudding-throwing episode happened shortly after he sampled two locally brewed beers.
First he took a sip of 4.3% Otter Bright, and then the 5.8% Otter Head.
Patrick McCaig, from Otter Brewery at Luppitt, gave the Prince a case of their beers as a 21st birthday present for Prince William.