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El Sabroso Pork Cracklins

I’ve never had pork rinds and I wanted to try pork rinds. So I bought El Sabroso brand Pork Cracklins. It’s Fried Out Pork Fat With Attached Skin, Salsa Packet Included. Sounds appetizing, doesn’t it. When you open the bag and take a whiff you can smell salt and meat. Each pork cracklin is salty, crunchy, and crispy. I tried a few without the salsa first and they were quite delightful. The taste and texture reminds me of a corn nut combined with popcorn and the blackest part of burnt bacon. It took me about five minutes to think of a good enough analogy to describe the flavor, so you better appreciate that. I wasn’t sure how to use the salsa. Should I pour it in the bag with the pork cracklins or should I use a little ramekin or dipping bowl? I ended up dumping some cracklins on a plate and pouring the salsa over some and leaving a pool for dipping. The salsa doesn’t make them better per se, but it does soften them up a little and makes them more spicy. They are good with or without the salsa, and the salsa seems to be kind of messy and unnecessary. It doesn’t seem like a convenient snack to eat on the go. They are good though. I know that I like pork rinds now. You should try them if you are unsure of your pork rind status. Just remember that they aren’t kosher.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Krave Jerky Smoky Grilled Teriyaki

Krave Jerky is a brand of premium jerky. They make beef jerky, they make turkey jerky, and apparently they also make pork jerky. And that’s what Smoky Grilled Teriyaki is. It’s pork. You can tell by the smell that it’s pork and not beef. It’s really sweet. It’s like eating candied pork or a stale slice of ham. You can’t really taste any smoke or teriyaki flavors. It’s just overpriced sweetened hunks of dried pork. It’s worth trying because it’s a different type of jerky than you’re used to, but it’s only worth trying once. It’s kind of a disappointing experience. I also think that the minimize the fact that it’s pork on the package. It seems like it would be too easy for somebody to grab it without realizing that it’s pork. And that’s not kosher.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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