Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

People are getting the ick after seeing how black pudding is made

24/08/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Black pudding is one of those UK breakfast staples that always divides opinion.

But when you look at what is in black pudding, it’s not surprising that it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Let’s take a look at the creation of the famous blood sausage.

You can watch a vid below:

What is in black pudding?

Black pudding is basically a sausage made from pigs’ blood, so you can imagine it doesn’t look the most appetising when it’s being made.

A video showing its creation project has been doing the rounds on social media – originally from the channel How It’s Made – and it’s kind of morbidly fascinating.

The clip shows all the dry ingredients (barley, allspice, dried onions, spices, wheat flour) and wet ingredients (pig meat) being combined to create the bloody filling.

The least pleasant part might well be the boiling of smoked bacon fat and pig fat, which is combined into the mixture, too.

what is in black pudding how made

Pig fat is boiled and added to the mix (Credit: YouTube/
Panos Egglezos)

A narrator explains: “The barley will make up around one-third of the pudding mix. Another third is the pig’s blood, and the final third – meat fat.”

Shots then show dry powdered pigs blood being added into the mix of boiled fat too. Delicious, right?

Once everything has been mixed together, the ingredients are put in a nylon casing and sealed before being placed in a steam cooker.

“Just the thought is actually sending chills down my spine,” said one person after watching the video. 

Whilst another wrote: “As a vegetarian I seriously cannot imagine eating anything more rank.”

what is in black pudding how made

Mmmm. Meaty (Credit: YouTube/
Panos Egglezos)

A third noted: “That giant pork blood cloud was brutal.”

As a fourth sarcastically chimed in: “Fat and blood and barley… delicious…”

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