8 November 2014

Awfully Posh Pork Crackling (Waitrose) [By @SpectreUK]

I noticed the big moustache on the front of this Awfully Posh Pork Crackling bag and instantly thought of Movember. If you're growing a moustache to raise money in support of Movember, or like me who will donate as I tried to grow a moustache one November and failed (raised £130 though). People kept asking me if I'd shaved it off, and that was before the end of the month! Anyway, just to let you know that the Movember community has raised £346 million to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer and testicular cancer. So all in a good cause.

The pork rind in this Awfully Posh Pork Crackling is made from the highest quality outdoor bred pigs, fried in small batches and sprinkled with organic Anglesey Sea Salt as they cool. On opening the bag there was a good salty smell to the pork crackling. Each piece of pork crackling had a tasty deep crunch, without the worry of breaking my old teeth. They had a luscious moreish saltiness that made it hard to put down the bag and make notes for this blog. I soon found myself shoving two or three chunks of pork crackling into my mouth at the same time, chomping down on them and sucking at the salt. Many of the pieces had an almost butter-like creaminess mixed in with the crunchy saltiness. This really was posh nosh! When I'd finished eating there was a certain amount of bits and salt at the bottom of the bag that I emptied whole into my mouth, this taste sensation almost literally blew my head off. I found these Awfully Posh Pork Crackling with Anglesey Sea Salt a lip smackingly naughty-for-you treat that made me smile whilst I ate them. I can't wait to find their Awfully Posh Scorchingly Hot Chilli Pork Crackling. They are packed in a frighteningly hot looking bright fire engine red bag and not for the faint hearted I reckon. Happy Movember!

Information on the bag;
40g bag, per 100g at 595 calories with 45.8g of fat. The gluten free ingredients included; pork rind and Anglesey Sea Salt.


Helen said...

Awfully posh indeed!

Unknown said...

Awful? Yes! Posh? Possibly. Tasteless? Certainly!
Badly prepared tasteless rubbish.
BTW. Salt is a mineral, probably not organic.

cinabar said...

Sorry you weren't so keen. "Organic Salt" is just food terminology to confirm there isn't anything like anti-caking agents added to the salt.