29 May 2019

Golden Pork Crunch (Poundland) By @SpectreUK

I'm still building up the muscles around my fairly recently operated on knee. I go to the gym six days a week. After some trials that saw me totally overdoing it and descending on what seemed to be a helter skelter of pain into hell's torture chamber, I seem to have now settled into a routine of muscle building weight lifting one day and then pure cardio the next. My NHS surgeon in Oswestry, who has been giving me excellent aftercare, agreed that some research shows this is the best way to gain muscle and also lose weight. Losing weight is something he's very keen on me doing, as he mentions it every time I have an outpatient appointment with him. Only trouble is, although I seem to have lost quite a bit of fat now, I have gained more muscle, which has made me several pounds heavier!!

Anyway, when you're building muscle, as most people will tell you, large amounts of protein is required to help mend the muscles after weight lifting. I bulk a little at the rather revolting looking protein shakes the proper weight lifters seem to drink at the gym. I prefer a tin of tuna on a sandwich when I get home, a protein heavy Icelandic yoghurt, and maybe some pork scratchings. We all need some fat in our diets as well, and a bit of a treat after doing a lot of weights is a bonus. The Real Pork Crackling Co. have brought out these Golden Pork Crunch, which are high in protein and not too tough on the teeth. They are served in roughly three centimetre flat crisp-like squares. They taste meatier somehow than other pork crunches I've had in the past. It must be something to do with the seasoning. It tastes more like salty pork crackling, which I'm sure some may agree, is one of the best flavours in the world!

Information on the packet;
The 35g packet contained 520 calories per 100g, with 26.2g of fat, less than 0.1g of sugar, 2.7g of salt and 69.7g of protein. Please see photograph for ingredients.

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