9 August 2014

Jalapeno Pork Crunch (Asda) [By @SpectreUK]



This Jalapeno Pork Crunch “with a light & crispy texture” sounded perfect if you like a bit of a kick to your regular pub snack. Although there was no promise of blinding chilli heat on the packet, as soon as someone says “jalapeno” to me I expect anything from a tingly heat to a full nose running meltdown. On opening the packet this pork crunch looked and smelt like any other, but on close inspection the crunches were covered in green flecks. I popped the first one in my mouth chomping down on the crispy pork crunch. Lipsmackingly tasty these pork crunches had a hearty crunch and a light jalapeno flavour that didn’t start a fire in my mouth, but instead swam cheerfully amongst the choppy waves in a sea of pork rind. This snack would warm your cockles on a cold day, but not enough to melt a hole in the bottom of the boat. At the back of the flavour there were hints of lemon and a touch of parsley that moved into the aftertaste. In fact one “repetition” once I’d finished the packet showed just how much parsley had been added to this Jalapeno Pork Crunch. The more I ate of these pork crunches the more the spicy chilli heat built in my mouth, nothing uncomfortable mind, but enough to give me a bit of a sniffle. The 35g bag went a long way and I rather enjoyed dipping my smoked ham and grainy mustard sandwiches into the crumbled remnants of pork crunch in the bottom of the packet.

Information on the packet:
Established in 1974 the Real Pork Crackling Company, in Tamworth, in Staffordshire, sources the best British pork rind to make their pork crunch. 35g packet had 175 calories, with 8.4g of fat and 1.8g of salt. Ingredients included; pork rind, dried bell pepper, yeast extract powder, salt, rice flour, sugar, malt vinegar powder, citric acid, natural jalapeno and parsley flavourings, and lemon juice powder. Contained; Gluten, wheat and maize.

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