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Pork Scratchings Good or Bad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM

This is just a quick question in terms of having pork scratchings as a snack. I've heard mixed reviews and just wanted a few extra oppinions, as i don't have a packet on hand to check the content or much time to do my own researching today.

At the moment i lean towards the good as i'd rather eat these then a big bar of dairy milk or something similar, but generally i feel i need meaty snacks throughout the day if i don't have any leftover joints cooked which i can pick at.

If some pros and cons could be listed i'd appreciate it.

Thanks

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Well, you're lucky, all the ones available in my country are fried in veg. oil

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on September 20, 2012
at 07:50 PM

all of the pork rinds/cracklins I've seen have been fried in pork fat, rather than any seed oils.

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on July 29, 2012
at 05:08 PM

If they are wrong, I don't want to be right.

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I can't help you with that brother, i live in El Salvador. I would recommend you look for Organic and the ones that use lard as a frying agent

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on July 29, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Know any brands that might be better then others in this respect? I'm based in the UK so i think my choices are a little more restricted but i'm sure i can get ahold of some better quality packs.

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(3213)

on July 29, 2012
at 12:48 PM

The only negative thing i can think of, is the type of fat they use to fry them, the great majority being industrialized seed oils. If that isn't the case of the ones you get, i don't see why you shouldn't indulge.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on July 29, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I can't help you with that brother, i live in El Salvador. I would recommend you look for Organic and the ones that use lard as a frying agent

E4b14e23024642b553a224d284d11422

(153)

on July 29, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Know any brands that might be better then others in this respect? I'm based in the UK so i think my choices are a little more restricted but i'm sure i can get ahold of some better quality packs.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on September 20, 2012
at 07:50 PM

all of the pork rinds/cracklins I've seen have been fried in pork fat, rather than any seed oils.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on September 24, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Well, you're lucky, all the ones available in my country are fried in veg. oil

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on September 20, 2012
at 02:00 PM

just baked a half pigskin, plenty pepper + spicy spice. addictively good. never again will i buy 'packet' pork scratchings. most of the ones you buy in the shops contain hydrolysed soya protein and loads of other 'stuff'.. these are pure pork skin and fat and ultra tasty.. only thing i'm not sure of is the shelf life! not that they will last very long round here. :D honestly give it a try. its like an orgy in your mouth... ohhh myyyy!

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Most the Pork Scratching are covered in rusk, therefore, in my eyes that makes them void as a healthy paleo snack. If you can make your own without using rusk, then i would say they are a healthy snack.

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