'What does mush taste like'?
That's the question the checkout boy asked me after he rang up my package of mush (the frying kind). I had to think awhile and then told him it was like a Frito corn chip only much milder. Couldn't come up with any other answer. He had never eaten cooked mush and milk either, but he had eaten cornbread.
Then an older gent in town came up behind me in line and I asked him to explain it to the kid. He was sorta of dumb struck and said "Well, it's kind of mild". ha. We were both stumped at what to say. Of course then I mentioned frying pan pudding and putting it on fried mush; and the old guy and me started talking about other stuff like pon hass(sp?) and souse; and then the kid could only wrinkle his nose! Pretty funny.