No really, they do. I couldn't find anything online about this, unlike how well known asparagus pee is so I figured I'd better use it to title my post. Chances are, someone, someday will try fiddlehead ferns and have this same experience and look for answers to see if they are just imagining it.
I hadn't ever eaten them until last week. Apparently they are hard to come by and only available a couple weeks a year. I felt a little weird about it too, and asked my husband, "Isn't it a bit like eating fairy fingers or something magical that you should leave alone?" I mean, look at them!
They tasted a bit like bitter asparagus I'd say. They were very tasty with bacon and garlic...but hey, what isn't?