What ever happened to Beer Nuts?
For my old man, Beer Nuts were the quintessential snack to eat with beer. He used to stock pile cans of these things in the cupboard for football games and boxing matches. I remember Dad happily sharing his cans of Beer Nuts with me when I was a wee lad, and thinking I was getting away with something. I simply equated that the peanuts had beer in them because of the product name.
When I turned 21 years old, the first thing I did was buy a six pack of Miller Genuine Draft, and a can of Beer Nuts. I remember sitting at home that night watching an episode of Married with Children, as I sipped on lager and snacked on Beer Nuts. All was right with the world, and I felt like a king.
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but I eventually stopped buying Beer Nuts. They simply became harder to find, and with the endless snack possibilities these days, it's not exactly like I couldn't find something else good to snack on with my beer. For whatever reason, Beer Nuts have been on my mind a lot lately, and I think it's time to make an effort to track them down once again. The hunt begins..