Thriving on the dry sandy soil at the top of the hill. Perfect growing conditions for this sea side shrub.
The very sharp berries are reckoned to have one of the highest levels of vitamin C weight for weight, of any fruit.
But to be honest you would struggle to get any amount of them down, it's not wholly dissimilar to eating sloes.
Some folks make them into ice cream. We tried steeping them in Vodka. No idea what that did to the vitamin content, but it certainly made them more palatable.