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A Warm & Crispy Welcome to you, Pork Scratchings Lover.

This site is about Pork Scratchings

Pork Scratchings, Crackling, Rinds, whatever you call them. They have 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. We may have been a little bit drunk when we thought that this name was a good idea, just like all most good ideas. But why are they called Hairy Bar Snacks? Well, Pubs sell lots of different snacks. 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.

if you don't really know what pork scratchings / Crackling / Rinds are, then click here and all will be explained.

Many Many Sections

Anyway, this site has sections for pork scratching reviews, news, bag pictures, real images of real scratchings and even a pork scratchings gift shop. And because we eat pork scratchings at the pub, we latterly decided that a small expansion into pub reviews wouldn't hurt.

Scratchings and Crackling Recipes

You don't have to buy pork scratchings... you can make them yourself, at home, in the over or even in the frying pan. It's fairly simple, we have written 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.

The Pork Scratchings Gift Shop

Our pork scratchings shop sells, t-shirts, hats, tops, for men, women & kids and even stuff for your dog. You must know that person who is impossible to buy for, or already has everything, this might be the place you have been searching for. Have a look, you might just find the perfect gift!

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 to the newsletter, it will save you coming back every few days to check for new news!

History & Links

There's a little bit of history, and the different names and types of pork scratchings found around the world. The links page has an extensive list of for further reading, including articles and suppliers from across the globe. If you are a supplier and are not yet on the list, get in touch and we'll happily add you to the page.

Maybe You Can Help US?

We're trying to fill the site with as much pork scratching information as we can find, but 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.

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 to the newsletter, it might be fun!

Pork Scratchings and 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!

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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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The Best Pork Scratchings

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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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