Growing up we used to spend several weeks a year in my mother’s hometown of Eastport, Maine.Later in life my parents retired to Pembroke, Maine when they bought an old farmhouse on the Pennamaquan River. A favorite past time was when we would go along the seacoast shore at low tide and gather the seaweed known locally as dulse. We would dry the dulse in the sun on plastic sheets and eat it as a snack when it was dehydrated. I assume this Irish dulse that I purchased is the same species. The salty snack is definitely an acquired taste and my sister and I are the only ones in the family who really enjoyed it. I let Alex have a try, another new food for him.
I do not think it will turn out to be one of his favorite snacks! Oh well all the more for me.