That was my husband's opinion of it too Kerouac. I may try the next time I use it add some real (white) horseradish to it.
I used to grow horseradish root years ago but it took over my little potager. I may plant some again in a different area and attempt to make a homemade version of it because I always grow beets and of course they are readily available at the farmer's market and/or grocery.
Articles have said that horseradish grows wild all over the abandoned factory roofs and mine slag heaps of France because all of the Polish workers ate it constantly with their work lunches, and the seeds went everywhere. I like that.
Actually, the "normal" French do not eat horseradish, so the "roots" themselves are almost always imported from Poland. But the population of Polish origin in France is relative huge, particularly in northeastern France. As for people with Polish citizenship in France, apparently there are about 350,000 of them. (The population of France in 2019 is a bit under 67,000,000.)