- Joined: 8/2/2007
- Location: State College, PA
Sun, 08/5/07 9:35 PM
Who remembers or has ever eaten one of these bar snacks? For the uninitated, Blind Robins were always sold in bars. They were on a card display hanging on the wall with the pistachios and alka-seltzer, but as innocently intriguing as the name or package may be...tread with caution with these babies. They were sold in little packages maybe the size of a pack of sunflower seeds, but what you are about to experience is pickled herring impregnated with brine to the point that they were one of the stone-cold NASTIEST "snacks" I've ever tasted. I suppose the goal was (like most bar food) to have a lot of salt in the snack so as to evoke more rapid purchases of beer from the patron, but these aren't your canned sardines, folks. These were one step to the right of disgusting. These things would gag a billygoat. They really, literally stunk BADLY and tasted worse. I never met a person who admitted liking them, but there were always a few bags missing from that old card of Blind Robins behind the bar. Somebody had to be buying them. They have a website if you google it but there's nothing on it. There's another google entry describing them as one of the top ten worst snacks ever. They may have stopped making them.
Regale us with your Blind Robins stories! Mine is: I once ate one and never will again unless forced at gunpoint.