Why the Blind Taste Tester?  Paul Horgen, who is blind, has been cruising the Comox Valley with his trusty guide dog Kona and his not so “trusty” friend Jim for the last few years. They while away their time eating and drinking and generally supporting the local restaurants, breweries, pubs, wineries and they want to trumpet “unique to the Valley” experiences.  At one of their pub lunches several years ago, the Blind Taste Tester was conceived.  Paul and Jim have been enjoying and sampling what the Valley has to offer for years; they saw no reason to stop.  They will accept no free meals or gratuities for the Blind Taste Tester reviews.  It is just a fun thing to do and to encourage others to sample the delights of the Valley.  Please keep your eye on this website and if you like the food and drink pass it on.

Tasty reviews from the Comox Valley…

Spice Hut – Comox | September, 2015

1832 Comox Ave, Comox, BC, V9M 3M7 (See Map below)  Phone: 250-941-7444 As the last days of summer slowly faded, it was time to say goodbye to our Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Intern at Project Watershed. Jim and I joined staff...

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Fanny Bay Inn – Courtenay | July 23, 2015

We were heading back from Nanaimo after completing an errand and I suggested to Jim that we should go to the "FBI", which is the Fanny Bay Inn. This historic restaurant is on the shores of Baines Sound and has been serving the Comox Valley for years. Baines sound...

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