Interesting question---it was memorable. We ate it on good crackers with cold slices of cooked potato and onion and it wasn't bad. Leading up to the eating, the bulging can was placed into a plastic bag under water in the sink where it was opened. The smell moved us all to the porch where we were told to stay while we ate it. I should say I was 12 and visiting Swedish relatives - but you should give it a try!