To me, what’s most interesting about Sea Moss or Irish Moss drink is that it seems to be one of the few remaining connections to the Irish indentured laborers who were prevalent on Trinidad, Jamaica, Montserrat, and other English colonies in the Caribbean. On a trip to Ireland, I tasted Carrageen Pudding, made from milk and sugar and thickened with dried Irish sea moss. From the first spoonful, I noticed the resemblance to Sea Moss Drink which is a version of the same pudding using evaporated instead of fresh milk and with a shake-like consistency. Both the pudding and the drink are something of an acquired taste and are thought to be a constitution fortifier in both lands.
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