Saturday, 18 April 2009

Ray Gray Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce Dip (Makro)



I have not seen pork scratchings sold with apple sauce before, and I do have to say that it seemed a rather nice idea. When I opened the packet and tipped out the contents I was a little disappointed that there didn’t seem to be too many pork scratchings in the bag.
Tucking in I found that these were the real deal, being impressively good quality pork scratchings. They had a lovely full flavour, meaty but with a good balance of salt. Texture wise they have a very strong crunch in places, but as with all pork scratchings a nice mix of textures. I wasn’t that fussed by the apple sauce, this is not to say that it was bad in anyway, in fact upon tasting it is sweet and pleasant. It is just that I couldn’t get into the habit of dipping the pieces into the sauce, they are tasty enough without it. A good quality snack, but I would have preferred the space taken up by the dip, to be replaced with more pork scratchings in the bag!

7 comments:

Chink2love said...

I want, I want, I want...

You need to send me a packet of these.. the idea's wicked!

Pitty theres no Makro around me :-(

cinabar said...

Chink2love - spotted some of these in Waitrose today, which makes them a bit easier to find for you.

Chink2love said...

Might have to get joey to take a look for me...

Are they good enough to buy...?

Is the crackling that good or would you suggets another brand?

C2L

cinabar said...

They are a good snack, but Mr Porky's are more easily available, and just as good. http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nlpdetail.php?prodid=1558

Chink2love said...

Mr Porkey's??? i never really liked them! they ain't Black Country!

You need to do some research into pork scratching for me!

C2L

cinabar said...

Mr Porkies ARE made by Red Mill in Wednesbury in the Black Country!!! I bought some just for you, so that I could check the pack - write up to follow shortly!!! :-)

Chink2love said...

Your too kind... next thing you'll be popping one in the post for me :-p I think that might be wishful thinking!