Re: Ee, bah, eck etc
The Black is blood and used around the world from the beginning of time.
The Wiki on this mentions:
"Black pudding is also eaten along the North Sea coastal regions of Fryslan and Drente (both Netherlands), in Lower Saxony from Ostfriesland to Bremen and Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein mostly Nordfriesland, France, Slovenia, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Latvia and Lithuania.[clarification needed]".
And I would add the rest of the world too without feeling like a trump.
And the butcher and his saviour (not the original?) is here;
PS. stay proud, I doubt you ever had a choice, most of us are similar in that respect. And the alternative is silly.