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 and 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. They are all similar, but all different.
Hairy Bar Snacks is our name for pork scratchings. 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, British pubs sell lots of different snacks. The snacks are always behind the bar. And 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 Sections for You
Anyway, this site has loads of different 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 & 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 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 to 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 history, and the different names and types of pork scratchings you can find around the world. The links page has an extensive list of for further reading. It includes articles and suppliers from across the globe. If you are a supplier of pork based snacks and are not yet on our list, then get in touch and we'll 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 to the newsletter, it might be fun!