Yea, I use to buy it at Walmart too, no longer there. Spent 18 months in the ROK and I ate kimchee everyday. My wife did not like it because I smelled like garlic. It definitely cleans out your system, especially the hot version.
i cook a lot and my house always smells like garlic. king soopers and safeway in denver sell jars but the king sooper isn’t hot. i grossed out an army aviator who was getting tutored one saturday morning by my wife. i sat down at the other end of the dining room table with a breakfast of leftover fried rice, fried scrapple, and kimchi. love the stuff.