Tastes change. Never liked these as a kid and now I cannot get enough of them. Maybe because I really can get them only when I travel to Poland. To be perfectly honest I did see gooseberries recently at a farmers market, but I like eating them off the bush! Same with black currants. Now we are in the super rare territory. The Germans definitely have an appreciation for these. I snapped up 3 magazines on a plane back from Europe. I could not peel myself off of the recipes of red currant-vanilla syrup, raspberries with ginger konfiture etc. etc.