Tripe, brawn, jellied eels… Do you love 'em or loathe 'em?

1. Jellied eels

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Originally from London, they’re made by boiling chopped eels in water and spices to make a fish stock. As the stock cools, it turns to jelly.

Yuk rating: 9/10… Definitely an acquired taste!

 

2. Black pudding

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Made from a mixture of congealed pigs’ blood, lard and oatmeal, tradionally stuffed into a length of intestine, it’s most often sliced and fried as part of a ‘full English’ breakfast.

Yuk rating:  4/10… Looks horrible, but tastes good!

 

3. Tripe

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The inside of a cow’s stomach, it’s always sold dressed and parboiled. It’s most often cooked with onions in a sauce made from the cooking liquid.

Yuk rating: 8/10… We just say no!

 

4. Laver bread

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It might look like slimy, boiled spinach, but this Welsh delicacy is made from seaweed. Most often mixed with oatmeal and served as part of a traditional, fried Welsh breakfast.

Yuk rating:  6/10… Not as bad as you’d think!

 

5. Haggis

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Made from sheep’s ‘pluck’ – the throat, lungs, liver and heart –  chopped up and mixed with oats, onions, suet and spices, and traditionally stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled in water for a few hours.

Yuk rating: 3/10… With a crumbly texture and a peppery, nutty flavour, we like it!

 

6. Brawn

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In the US, brawn is known as ‘head cheese’, because it’s made from all the bits of meat that can be salvaged from a pig’s head! Other parts of the animal – like trotters – are also used to help it set into a jelly.

Yuk rating: 9/10… Trotter jelly and chopped up head? We don’t think so!

 

7. Faggots

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These large meatballs are made from pork offal – such as liver, lungs and spleen – fried and served with gravy or sauce.

Yuk rating: 3/10… They’re delicious!

 

Which traditional British foods do you hate most, or do you love some of these?