Are pork scratchings better than crisps? April 29, 2021 18:07
So you've typed this question in Google, clicked on the link and it's taken you to Snaffling Pig, the home of the pork scratching. Of course we're going to say yes, pork scratchings are better than crisps. But hear us out.
Crisps are awesome. They have a time and a place. Nice lunchtime snack. But there are everywhere. You can buy them in any shop in any country any time. But you can't beat a pork scratching.
Pork scratchings, on the other hand, are a treat. They are not to be eaten on the train, you don't pop them in your Boots Meal Deal option. But with a pint, in the pub they are piggin' legendary. They are emotive. They spark conversation. The bits at the bottom of the pack will make you rub your gums like a crack addict. Crisps are magnolia. Pork scratchings are purple with green polka dots.
Aside from all of that, pork scratchings actually aren't as unhealthy as you might expect.
Chief dietician at St George's hospital in London, says:
"Two-thirds of all the fat in a pork scratching is actually mono and polyunsaturated fats, beneficial for heart health, with 13 per cent of its fat coming from stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that doesn't raise cholesterol levels. Because what you're eating is effectively concentrated collagen from skin, it has an amazingly high protein content to keep you feeling full, and benefits muscle and bone health."
So give that porky package some love and snaffle responsibly. Ideally in a pub, but never in Boots. We're not allowed back in their Oxford Street store.