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(7/10/05 11:00 am)

food question

One more question: How nasty IS black pudding? I've had blood sausage and have to confess I didn't like it before I knew what was in it. I hesitate to try black pudding, and yet I don't want to offend any of the B&B owners.

What's in white pudding?


Michele Erdvig
Posts: 3250
(7/10/05 6:38 pm)

Re: food question


I have to admit that I have never tried black pudding because the very thought of blood sausage nauseates me. I suppose it depends on where it is made as Clonakilty black pudding is much beloved by natives. Don't worry you won't offend the B&B owners by not partaking. In fact most tourists don't care for the stuff. When you are ordering breakfast just say "No puddings, please." They will understand.

White pudding is assorted minced pig parts. Some contains oatmeal as a filler.


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(7/10/05 10:16 pm)

Black pudding

One of our hostesses, I forget which one now, said, when we asked for no pudding, "Not to worry. We don't have that stuff in the house!" So it's not just the tourists.


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Posts: 50
(7/11/05 7:18 am)


I'm not fond of black puddings...they have a "grittier" texture...I'm not sure what to compare it to, maybe liver or something. However, several people I know have been surprised by how much they like them. The white puddings tend to tast more like what I'm used to with sausage, but as Michele said it sometimes has grain in it as a filler.

B&B owners will not be offended if you don't eat it...and they won't mind if you ask them to skip alltogether.

I always suggest tyring the puddings on the first or second morning. At least you'll be able to answer the question when someone asks you about the puddings :)



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