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American woman, 28, who refused to eat ‘crude’ black pudding when visiting her husband’s British relatives

An American woman was accused of being ‘xenophobic’ after refusing to try black pudding made by her British mother-in-law during a visit to the UK.

The 28-year-old woman took reddit to ask if she’d been an ‘a*****e’ to turn down the black pudding, which was made to a 100-year-old family recipe and served as part of a full English breakfast.

Blood sausage is made from pork or beef blood, with pork fat or beef fat, and a breakfast cereal, usually oatmeal, oat groats, or barley groats.

The woman took to Reddit to ask if she’d been an “a*****e” to turn down the black pudding, which was made from a 100-year-old family recipe and served as part of an all-English

The woman, who described the rest of her mother-in-law's food as 'bland', received support from the majority of users, who agreed that it had been unfair to the mother-in-law

The woman, who described the rest of her mother-in-law's food as 'bland', received support from the majority of users, who agreed that it had been unfair to the mother-in-law

The woman, who described the rest of her mother-in-law’s food as ‘bland’, received support from the majority of users, who agreed that it had been unfair to the mother-in-law

The woman, who described the rest of her mother-in-law’s food as “bland,” received support from the vast majority of users, who agreed that it was unfair on the mother-in-law’s part to make her feel guilty.

British users said they had never tried black pudding, despite being from the UK.

The woman, who described herself as Indian-American, said she had been a vegetarian until she met her husband three years ago. They made the trip to the UK after he reconnected with his biological father, who is British, and lives there with his family.

She continued: ”The first day we were invited to breakfast with them in their parental home, and his father’s wife had prepared all kinds of traditional delicacies for us.

While the food was bland, I got through most of it because I genuinely appreciated her hard work and didn’t want her to feel bad.

“However, when it came time for us to try out their family favorite, I definitely “didn’t” with it. I didn’t want to eat black pudding. I know one of the ingredients is blood, and I definitely didn’t want to eat blood. I refused. It’s just dirty to me [sic].

Commentators were quick to label the stepmother as pushy and many agreed not to try black pudding themselves

Commentators were quick to label the stepmother as pushy and many agreed not to try black pudding themselves

Commentators were quick to label the stepmother as pushy and many agreed not to try black pudding themselves

‘My step MIL [mother-in-law] tried very hard to convince me to at least try it as it was apparently a 100 year old family recipe passed down through generations.

“When I didn’t flinch, my step MIL got really offended and accused me of being xenophobic.”

In support of the woman, one user wrote: ‘Blood pudding is great (and I think meat eaters should give it a try), but it’s not uncommon for people to get weird, as you say!

“Every country that has it makes a joke if other people don’t like it, MIL wants to be offended.”

Another tried to reassure her by saying: ‘Wow, that’s ridiculous, there’s a large percentage of Brits who don’t want to eat black pudding so someone who’s only eaten a limited amount of meat may now have to be influenced, family recipe or not. I am English and I can only have it in small quantities and it took me a long time to try.

Some Reddit users were more shocked that she called British food bland than she didn't want to try black pudding

Some Reddit users were more shocked that she called British food bland than she didn't want to try black pudding

Some Reddit users were more shocked that she called British food bland than she didn’t want to try black pudding

A third commented that many UK residents are refusing to try: ‘Many Brits don’t eat blood pudding (aka Black Pudding) and the family knows it very well. I love the stuff, but none of my family can stand it. It’s also extremely unusual to find a “family recipe” outside a row of butchers — it’s not the kind you knock at a modern home and hasn’t been for at least a hundred years.”

However, other commentators were simply outraged that the American woman had labeled British food as bland.

One wrote: ‘You are right in everything except the last sentence. British food isn’t bland.’

Another insisted she had encountered bad cooking, saying, “Your partner never had a good Sunday dinner and I’m sad for him. Crispy crackles, spicy/boozy gravy, homemade stuffing, roasted vegetables and something green.

“This was clearly a blunder and, in my opinion, grossly overrated.”

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