The same friend who lets me pick her red currants and tap her maple trees also has gooseberries growing in her yard, and like the currants, still has a freezer full from last year. Would I like them? I've never tasted a gooseberry before and I'm not quite sure what to do with them, but I thought I'd bring some home and play around and decide if I like them or not. Have you guys got any experience with these things? I'm not even sure if they're ripe... should they be soft like a grape? these are still quite hard.