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The world just discovered what black puddings are thanks to this photo

And they’re fascinated.

DELICIOUS PHOTOS OF the humble full Irish breakfast often get really popular on the internet. And why wouldn’t they? The world is nearly always intrigued.

And it happened again yesterday when this photo was uploaded to Imgur and has been viewed over half a million times already. Look at it:

fullirishpudding Source: Imgur

The conversation on Reddit touched on many topics (the lack of beans, the single sausage) but a lot of people were confused by “the black thing” on the plate

pudding1 Source: Reddit

Some people thought it was some sort of sausage

pudding2 Source: Reddit

Never!

Hawksmoor, Spitalfields, London Source: Ewan-M

People wanted to know what they taste like

pudding3 Source: Reddit

An impossible thing to describe.

As more people questioned what a black pudding is, it turned out that some North Americans did indeed have access to them – under the slightly less appetising name ‘blood sausage’:

You can usually find it in the US/NA if you go to a good butcher and ask for blood sausage. I get it when I can up here in Montreal and I assume it goes by the same moniker in the US.

Scottish breakfast Source: adactio

But most people saw it and were all like “WHAT is that?”

pudding4 Source: Reddit

To which the most Irish answer ever was conceived

pudding5 Source: Reddit

And an actual stab at a true definition was put forward as well:

As far as I understand it’s usually made of “pig’s blood with oatmeal, pork fat, onions and plenty of spices and seasonings”.

Everyone is welcome over to Ireland to try out the black pudding for themselves. It is indeed an experience.

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