My wife used to live in the UK, and had a craving for British cuisine one day. She brought home a bunch of stuff like Weetabix, a frozen shepherd's pie, etc.. for me to try out. Among her bounty was this black stuff in a jar called Branstons Pickle. The shepherd's pie was ok, the Weetabix was mushy but edible, Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding rocked, but the Branston's...... I couldn't get past the smell. Well time passes by, and out of curiosity I try out the Branston's and it was one of the nastiest things I ever tasted. I'm sure some of the Korean cuisine I love may gross others out. Different strokes for different folks, and we all have our own tastes but this black pickle stuff...... My wife likes it, and tells me that it's real popular in Britain. Is it really? What's the deal? Maybe I'm just an ignorant American...or maybe my taste buds are protecting me from further gastrointestinal damage. Maybe I'm just having a slow Friday at work.