I’m a Brit with (what I consider to be) fairly broad culinary tastes - and not averse to strong flavours - at the same time, being appreciative that foreign strong flavours are sometimes overwhelmingly difficult for an adult to grow to love.
I’ve tried things that claimed to be ‘Kimchi flavour’ - mostly these were ramen-type noodle pots. In some cases, including a sachet of moist pickled vegetables. None of these were any more offensive to me than, say, Branston pickle, which leads me to suspect that they may be heavily sanitised, westernised approximations, or at least that the process of making them shelf-stable in a flimsy plastic sachet may have destroyed their true nature.
If I look around, there are a number of products available to me in various Asian food supermarkets; comprising shelf-stable cans or jars, but also, jars in the refrigerated section. I suspect the latter of these is going to be the closest to authentic I can buy commercially here in the UK (without either making from scratch or finding someone who does).
Which leads me to the question: what will my likely impression of Kimchi actually be? What will my westernised nose and palate perceive it as?