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Heard it tastes like bacon... Tastes like something dead and leathery that washed up on the beach.
on July 24, 2015
I read an article that said this type of dried seaweed tastes like bacon. I read the reviews, which were positive and supported that assumption.
Coincidentally, the day this product arrived, a few of us were sitting outside having a glass of wine, when a friend of my son's came over and opened up the discussion of 'this seaweed that tastes like bacon.', So I whipped open the box and gave everyone a piece. All 5 of us are foodies, happy to try new things, and do use real sea salt exclusively.
We all agree, this dulse, does not taste like bacon. It has an odd texture, much akin to shavings from a piece of suede, and tastes like something dead and leathery that washed up on the beach to dry there. It definitely has a sea like after taste..Not necessarily unpleasant, but nothing any of us would pursue. About the best anyone could come up with is to add it to soups..say as a replacement for the elephant ear mushroom in s Chinese hot and sour soup. We tossed the idea around and came to the conclusion 'why bother'.
This is not to knock those that posted positive reviews, and apparently really do love it. However, people often have odd tastes; some people like the taste of that grade school paste, others like black strap molasses, etc.... Some like to chew on lumps of coal..(That's a disease called Pica.) I think you'd be in the minority if this is the type of thing you'd snack on, over many other more appealing items that are out there. Factually, I do like Vegemite (Marmite in Britain), which is a yeast byproduct from fermenting beer, and spread on bread and butter sandwiches. This does remind me a lot of that.