Am happy to eat eels - but stewed, please, rather than jellied. (So long as someone else has got rid of the bone/cartilage.)Last time I had a corner shop was 68 years ago, 1954 in Bournemouth.
I don't eat jellied eels and I leave gherkins for big macs, so those who pay for slices of them can have the pleasure of fishing them out and leaving them on the pavements.
Prefer cornichons to gherkins - mainly for texture.