Meaning of “the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)” in the English Dictionary

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"the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)" in British English

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the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)

also the proof is in the pudding saying

said to mean that you can only judge the quality of something after you have tried, used, or experienced it

(Definition of “the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)