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A Warm & Crispy Welcome, Pork Scratchings Lover.

This site is about Pork Scratchings!

Pork Scratchings, Pork Crackling, Pork Crunch or Rinds, whatever you want to call them. They have a few different variations, a few different names, depending on where in the world you find them. But none of this matters, because we call them Hairy Bar Snacks.

Hairy Bar Snacks is our name for pork scratchings, it may soon be yours! We were may have been a little bit drunk when we thought that this name was a good idea, just like all most good ideas.

Why do we call Pork Scratchings 'Hairy Bar Snacks'?

Well, it's simple, British pubs sell lots of different snacks.
The snacks are always behind the bar.
The snacks we like best are a little bit hairy.
So, logically, they must be called Hairy Bar Snacks. It's just a name we came up with a long long time ago. And with all good names, it stuck.

If you don't know the difference between the holy trinity of pub snacks; pork scratchings/pork crackling/pork crunch, then click here to find out what are pork scratchings, and all will be explained.

We Have a Few Porky Sections

This site has a few different sections. For pork scratching reviews, news, bag pictures, real images of real scratchings and even a pork scratchings gift shop. Also, because we eat pork scratchings at the pub, we thought that a small expansion into pub reviews wouldn't hurt.

Pork Scratchings & Crackling Recipes

Did you know that you don't have to buy pork scratchings? You can make them yourself, at home, in the oven or even in the frying pan. It's simple. We have created a few easy to use recipes with full instructions and glossy images! How to make pork scratchings at home in your oven or how to make pork crackling in a frying pan. If you are not a pork lover, then why not try our chicken crackling recipe. If you are not a meat lover, we have a salmon scratchings recipe and if you are feeling really adventurous, why not try and make some pork crackling Christmas decorations!

The Pork Scratchings Shop and Gift Shop

We don't produce our own pork scratchings yet, but we know a few places that do sell them, so why not take a look at the pork scratchings shop to see a few varieties that we have found for sale on the web. And if it's getting near to Christmas, you may fancy getting your hands on a pork scratchings advent calendar.

Our pork scratchings gift shop sells stuff for men, women & kids and even stuff for your dog. We all know that special someone who is a total nightmare to buy for, or already has everything. This might be the place you have been searching high and low for. Have a look, you might just find the perfect gift!

To make things a little easier, I have made a few new shop pages for specific items, so click on the following links for...:
Hats - Mugs & Coasters - Aprons - Underwear - Tee Shirts - Polo Shirts - Hoodies - Bags

There's a Blog/News Section

The blog/news section is an irregularly updated toilet roll affair, with all the latest from the glamorous, red carpet world of pork scratchings. But, due to the paucity of hairy news, there may also be a few drinking-related posts. We send out a monthly newsletter which is a roundup of the past 30 days worth of posts. So why not sign up for the newsletter, it will save you coming back every few days to check for new news! If there are no posts, we don't send the newsletter, simple.

History & Links

There's a little bit of pork scratching history, and a list of the different names and types of pork scratchings you can find around the world. The links page has an extensive list for further reading. We have a list of producers and suppliers from around the world. If you are a supplier of pork-based snacks and are not yet on our list, then why not get in touch. We will happily add you to the page. Let's spread the word.

Maybe You Can Help US?

We're trying to fill this site with as much information about pork scratching as we can find. But we would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help. If you find anything that might be of interest to us, if you stumble across a new bag, find a bag on holiday, see that your local supermarket is selling a new brand, then why not contact us and let us know about it. Many people have already submitted pictures, samples and reviews, we thank you all.

Pork Scratchings & the Keto Diet

We have recently noticed that we have a few keto fans following us on social media, so with this in mind, we have created a page about the subject. If you are interested, have a look, but remember, NEVER take medical advice from a pork scratchings website! Carbohydrate information about Pork Scratchings as part of your Keto / Low Carb Diet.

Get in Touch

Lastly, for anything else, there's the contact us page, which we would love you to use, get in touch, send us some samples, pictures, reviews or information. Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter, it might be fun!

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Hairy Bar Snacks Reviews

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There's not a lot you can say about pigskin fried in fat... or is there? Scratchings, Crackling, Crunch, Rinds, they are all here.

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Pub Reviews

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Most of these pubs sell pork scratchings. If they don't then we don't review them, unless they are a really nice pub.

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What are Pork Scratchings?


Find out a little bit more about the history/origins of Pork Scratchings.
Pork Scratchings are deep-fried pig skin. They are heavy, hard and have a crispy layer of fat under the skin. Sometimes some meat and hairs can be found. The scratchings are generally flavoured with salt, but sometimes additional flavourings can be added.

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