Several years ago while standing in the cashier line at one of the supermarkets here in Barbados, a man (tourist) standing immediately behind me pointed to the small tray I had just put on the cash belt and asked what it was. I explained that they were salted pigtails. He nodded and asked, “Why are they sold in such small quantities?” (Pre-packaged trays of pigtails mostly have 2 pigtails, some may have 3), I explained to the visitor that the brine-cured pigtails are used as salt to season and flavour food, particularly Rice and Peas, hence the small quantity…..
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