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SayraT Wed 15-Apr-15 22:21:54

I like pork scratchings as a snack sometimes if I am hungry after dinner or taking with me if I'm going somewhere with unknown food. I don't particularly like the ones with soggy bits so wondering if anyone can recommend non-soggy pork scratchings.

The best ones I have found are Golden Pork Crunch, they have a texture like quavers. They only seem to be sold in Asda and I don't live very close to an Asda.

CointreauVersial Wed 15-Apr-15 22:28:10

I found some amazing ones in Waitrose - really puffy and crispy, but I haven't seen them for a while. I'm worried they've discontinued them.

Watching, in case anyone else has any suggestions.

SayraT Thu 16-Apr-15 07:16:13

There isn't a Waitrose anywhere near either, that the type I am after, puffy ones. I have some Pub Original just now and they are ok but very hard and the bigger ones have a soggy bit.

CointreauVersial Thu 16-Apr-15 12:54:05

Ooh, I just googled the nice Waitrose ones, and you can get them via Amazon! They are called Awfully Posh.

See here. I just ordered a box....

MaraThonbar Thu 16-Apr-15 19:14:11

The M&S ones are lush, and I second the recommendation for the awfully posh ones from waitrose.

SayraT Thu 16-Apr-15 21:00:53

Oh excellent grin So are they crunchy with no soft soggy bit? If so I might order a box too.

MaraThonbar Fri 17-Apr-15 13:32:40

They aren't as crunchy and puffy as the ones that you describe, and you do get the odd soft one. I find the flavour much nicer than the cheap ones, though.

You can buy pork rind very cheaply from a butcher - maybe have a go at doing your own?

CobbOnn Fri 17-Apr-15 16:53:54

Have you been to the butchers? I just picked up a lovely bag of pork crunch. All puffy and quavery. Really satisfied my crisp craving.

CobbOnn Fri 17-Apr-15 16:55:18

- from my local butchers, I meant to say.

SayraT Fri 17-Apr-15 18:38:35

Yeah I do make my own as well but then I eat it too much. I prefer having a packet then I can control my portions better. I can't make puffy ones either, the stuff I make could break your teeth!

Yogasuz Fri 17-Apr-15 21:07:38

Waitrose still do their yummy ones!
I only buy them now after finding a horrid hairy scratching in one of the other packs shock

HolgerDanske Mon 20-Apr-15 08:00:33

Morrisons do one that's a puffed snack, similar to quavers. But I don't recall the branding. Will have a look for you next time I'm in there.

HolgerDanske Tue 21-Apr-15 19:04:57

The ones Morrisons do are are by The Real Pork Crackling Co.

They're called 'Golden Pork Crunch'.

They're not usually in the crisps/snacks section. They stock them in the beer aisle.

(I do like the Awfully Posh ones, they're very nice; Tyrrells are very good too, but they're both the traditional pork scratching with the soft fatty bit.)

MaraThonbar Tue 21-Apr-15 19:13:45

Sayra microwave it to get the puffed effect!

glenthebattleostrich Tue 21-Apr-15 19:15:59

Came on to recommend awfully posh ones. DH likes the spicy ones too, we have them in place of crisps and they hit the spot very nicely. They are gluten free too.

Aridane Tue 21-Apr-15 19:19:09

I've had the puffy ones (like quavers) but only found in independent newsagents, not supermarkets...

gingerbreadmam Tue 21-Apr-15 19:25:45

pregnant, read this thread, mouth watering. i reaalllyyy need some pork scratchings right now blush

SayraT Tue 21-Apr-15 21:58:04

Its the Golden Pork Crunch ones that I like Holger but unfortunately there isn't a Morrisons near me.

I had no idea that you could make pork scratchings in the microwave! I think I'll give that a go Mara thanks smile

HolgerDanske Tue 21-Apr-15 22:07:34

Oh duh it says so right there in the OP! Sorry grin

TrinityForce Sat 20-Jun-15 20:00:03

You can buy them in bulk off ebay!

I get salt and vinegar ones and they're really quavery.

10lbsleft Fri 03-Jul-15 21:21:18

i buy them in home bargains for 39p a bag.

StuntNun Sat 04-Jul-15 11:48:30

I buy the Awfully Posh Chilli ones from Amazon as they're cheaper than the plain flavour. I like them cos they don't contain any nasties. Some have dextrose, MSG, rusk etc. in them.

ProfYaffle Sun 05-Jul-15 13:40:29

I get Pub Original Pork Crunch in the red packet from Tesco. I also like Hogbites in the blue packet (not the black one) as they're quite puffy too.

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