Have to admit - never tried them. However, growing up my entire family loved them. Often they were served at family get-togethers. My family could never agree on the best way to eat these. Some liked them on Italian bread, others on crackers or toast. If you're brave enough, use lots of salt and pepper. I'm not a beer drinker, but seems like that was the beverage of choice when eating these. Maybe that's it - you have to be drunk to eat them! Yes - these are raw! Unsure yield.