Best Pork Rinds in 2020



Utz Quality Foods Original Fried Pork Rinds- 18 oz. Barrel (2 Barrels) Review:


I love these pork rinds for two reasons: 1. price is great, and 2. there are only two ingredients- fried porks skins and salt. The taste seemed a little plain at first, but I got use to it, now it seems like other brands are too salty. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because it takes over a week to get them delivered.



Utz Pork Rinds Barrel, 18 Ounce (Pack of 1) Review:


Boy, oh boy, are these` rinds great! Not only was the price right (less than 7 bucks), but now I have this lovely, domineering tub of deep-fried pork skins to show off to all my friends and family when they come visit. Because there's so much, you get a really great variety of rinds - The big, airy ones tend to sit on the top, while the crunchier, denser, teeth-shattering bits sink to the bottom of the tub. These are my favorite, since they soak up all the grease and salt of their departed brothers.

If you're on a ketogenic or other low-carb diet, Utz brand pro rinds are the way to go for a quick snack that I can guarantee almost no one you come into contact with on a daily basis will be tempted to steal.

Also, they've stayed fresh and delightfully crunchy for several months now. And my cats love them.



4505 Classic Chili & Salt Pork Rinds, Certified Keto, Humanely Raised, Family Size Bag, 7oz Review:


I was starting out on my low carb journey and had been buying the drug store $2 bag of rinds, resigned to their mix of lighter-than-air-tastes-like-nothing flaky fried crisps and oh-my-did-I-just-taste-blood-hard-as-a-rock-gum-scraping rip rap. So, I’ve been dabbling with flavors, mostly too hot for me, and came across these well reviewed pig puffs. Well let me tell you - and I’m telling you - I opened the bag and ate one at the kitchen counter and afterward I reflexively did the Tiger Woods hand pump - which I didn’t know I was prone to reenact - and then I put that hand back in the bag and grabbed some more. Then I immediately ordered four more bags in other flavors. Now am ensconced in my blanket in front of the TV with said bag, about to binge some Prime espionage, checking my carb tracker to see what will happen to my goals if I were to eat the whole family-sized lightly spiced goodies in a single sitting. Thank you 4505 Meats for the scrumptious, keto-safe treat. I have recovered a bit of self control in writing this and managed to put down the chicharrones.

Get some.



Utz Pork Rinds, Original Flavor – Keto Friendly Snack with Zero Carbs per Serving, Light and Airy Chicharrones with the Perfect Amount of Salt, 8 oz. Barrel Review:


Boy, oh boy, are these` rinds great! Not only was the price right (less than 7 bucks), but now I have this lovely, domineering tub of deep-fried pork skins to show off to all my friends and family when they come visit. Because there's so much, you get a really great variety of rinds - The big, airy ones tend to sit on the top, while the crunchier, denser, teeth-shattering bits sink to the bottom of the tub. These are my favorite, since they soak up all the grease and salt of their departed brothers.

If you're on a ketogenic or other low-carb diet, Utz brand pro rinds are the way to go for a quick snack that I can guarantee almost no one you come into contact with on a daily basis will be tempted to steal.

Also, they've stayed fresh and delightfully crunchy for several months now. And my cats love them.



Keto Friendly Pork Rinds (Himalayan Pink Salt, 8-Ounce); Pork Crisps Fried in Coconut Oil Review:


These are good. I am keto and don't think these are too salty. It seems like an appropriate amount of salt. The coconut oil gives it a lighter texture than regular pork rinds, which is nice. The finish reminds me a little of those corn snacks you get at the gas station called Bugles. Used to like those when I ate stuff like that. My package was sealed, but when I took the lid off and went to peel the seal off, it caved in with me barely touching it. So, for people who thought theirs was already opened: I don't think that people are tampering with the contents, I just think that the packaging they are using is not a very strong glue for the seal or something like that. Packagaing could be improved, but the product itself is great. I ordered more, which is the biggest complement.



4505 Meats Variety Pack, 3Count, Small Retail Size, 2.5 Oz Each Review:


I started the Keto diet a month ago, and I love chips, and cheesy poofs. These pork rinds have the consistency of a cheese puff with a light seasoning. (The Jalepeno cheddar ones are a super substitute for cheese puffs.) I first tried a bag when Whole Foods had a sale (end cost was around $3.25 per 2.5 oz bag)... I wish I had purchased more, because they are pricey. The 7 oz bag is large, and supposed to be for a family. I have two problems with this product. First, I want to eat the whole bag. Second, they are expensive. I bought the 2.5 oz bags, which say they have 5 servings@80 calories a serving. If I open them, I will eat the whole thing. They are light and crunchy, and do not have an aftertaste, nor do they leave a film in your mouth like other pork rinds. I cannot rave about these enough. I will have to keep an eye on Costco to see if they get them in again, and watch for Whole Foods sales---which give you an additional 10% off with your Prime membership. The Jalepeno Cheddar ones are hard to find and more expensive because they taste so much like cheese puffs.



Utz Pork Rinds, Original Flavor - Keto Friendly Snack with Zero Carbs per Serving, Light and Airy Chicharrones with the Perfect Amount of Salt, 18 Ounce (Pack of 2) Review:


These are great, I mean seriously great. Delicious. But, oh my god, I eat 9 rinds (I always count them out), and wake up 3 times at night to drink massive amounts of water. They are incredibly dehydrating. A lot of super low carb/Keto people use these as crackers. I strongly disagree, personally, with that choice. They’re very porky. Topping them with cheese, etc. really doesn’t work for me. As just a grab and eat snack, I love them. Also the packaging is a bit of an issue. Pork rinds are super fatty, which is fine, but I Ben the outside of the jars are greasy. The bottom of the delivery box had deep oil rings at the bottom.

If I were rating on total experience these would get 3 stars, but the dehydration thing is the nature of the product. You can’t blame a thing for being what it is. They are what they’re supposed to be. And they’re absolutely delicious.



Lowrey's Bacon Curls Microwave Pork Rinds (Chicharrones), Original, 1.75 Ounce (Pack of 18) Review:


Bacon curls. Pork rinds. Chicharrones.

Call them what you will, it’s all puffed hog fat in the end. And puffed hog fat can be pretty flipping’ tasty.

You’re reading this review because you’re about to take a chance. These things intrigue you. You enjoy pork rinds, much to the chagrin of those around you. You don’t care if your breath smells of rendered hog flesh. No, you welcome it. Keeps the riffraff away.

More on-topic, you’re wondering if pork rinds puffed up in a microwave could possible be any good, right? The concept seems strange.

I’m here to tell you it can be done. Here’s how…

Take a bag of these things and SHAKE it up to separate all the little hard chunks of soon-to-be porkaliciousness. Shake it like a maraca whilst chanting if you must. It makes a nice sound. Now place it in your microwave and blast it on HIGH for between 3 to 4 minutes. DO NOT EXPECT TO HEAR ANYTHING. This ain’t popcorn. These things will puff up silently with no audible crackling, fizzing, popping, or screaming until you open the inflated bag. They’re like ninjas. But they will be done. Don’t think they won’t, like my co-worker who waited for a popping noise and almost burned down our lunchroom.

But are they any good?

I think so. They're not greasy at all. Nor are they soggy or chewy. They are light and VERY crispy. And VERY salty. If you like salty like I like salt, then you’ll love these things. They also have MSG, which amplifies the saltiness and porkiness to insane levels. Some people have qualms about MSG. I’m neither for not against it. But to put things in perspective, you inhale far worse chemicals every day of your life just by breathing in the tainted air of our industrialized economy.



Epic Artisanal Pork Rinds, Sea Salt & Pepper, Low-Carb, 2.5 Ounce Review:


Other pork rinds are not sourced as well. This is a mixture, but still, having pastureraised pork is very important as anything else tends to be high in omega 6 which over time is inflammatory and dangerous. The flavor is like butter!!! It’s amazing, I even used the rinds to make a cheesecake crust...it was divine! I have this on subscription.



Baken-ets Traditional Fried Pork Skins (Chicharrones), 3 Ounce Review:


Pork skins are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. They are low carb but not really low calorie, and really have very little in the way of nutritional value, but they're one of those salty texture snacks, right?

But these are...homogenized.

I almost get the idea they are trying hard to make these easy for people to eat and maybe eliminating any irregular pieces? They are like the Pringles of pork skins -- all the sort of fluffy inside pieces and none of the crunchy bits where they don't puff up, which I like a lot as long as they are fried enough you don't break a tooth, lol.

So, yeah, sort of chicharrones for Anglos...? That might be your thing, but it just doesn't feel quite real to me. I guess I don't have them as a bar snack with cheap beer with a football game or something...;)

Prefer popcorn or more crunchy versions. These just don't hit the spot.