Awfully Posh, Anglesey Sea Salt Pork Crackling Review
Purchased from: Free Gift from Tom at Awfully Posh
Hairy Bar Snack Review:
The design of the bag is nice and simple and obviously posh. The bag is blue, like the sea, where the salt comes from. Take a look at our article on the rise of luxury pork scratchings where we discuss these Awfully Posh Snacks and how they were one of the first of the new wave of scratchings for the modern age.
This bag has the same small hole at the top that we hate. As you open the bag, It splits along the hole and the bag doesn’t open in a nice and clean fashion. Flipping annoying.
I open the bag and get a little dry smell. The dry smell is generally found when the scratchings don’t have much (if any) added oil/cooking fat or flavourings.
They smell like there is no added flavour, which when we check on the back is totally correct. There are only two ingredients, pork rind and salt. But this is not your usual salt, it’s Anglesea Sea Salt. so does this make a difference? We shall see.
They are very very light in colour and very bubbly. they look double cooked, like crackling and not like scratchings. They are also very dusty, there are lots of bits stuck all over the pieces. These were either not ‘sticky’ or have had a slightly rough life in transit. Maybe the more oily the crackling, the stickier they are?
There are lots of pieces with meat on them. I’d say, more than usual. The flavour is quite plain, there is definitely no added MSG, yeast extract or flavourings. I like a stronger flavour. The plain flavour does improve as you go through the bag, it improves as you eat more pieces, it builds up as time goes by.
They are not very salty. But what salt you can taste does taste very nice, maybe the salt for Anglesea is better than regular salt? But once again the saltiness does build up as you eat more and more pieces. It’s like the added salt is actually in the crackling rather than on the outside. I think a bigger bag would be better, as the flavour and saltiness would really arrive at the end of a bigger bag.
There is loads and loads of dust at the bottom. A few pinches of the dust is even saltier than the pieces, so it seems that the salt is also falling off, like the dust.
I’m going to have a drink.
There are a few solitary hairs, but not many. Just what you would expect.
As mentioned before, there are only two ingredients. Labelled on the back of the pack: pork rind and salt. The pieces with the most flavour would seem to be the pieces with the most fat and meat. Maybe this is why we noticed more fat and meat than other varieties.
The back of the bag gives a humorous and upper-class version of the normal nonsense that you see, on the back, in small print. Golly gosh, you should give it a quick peruse before eating (just in case) What-o!
In conclusion, these are a nice crackling. The actual flavour of the salt is excellent but could do with being a bit saltier. The crackling flavour is subtle and natural, there’s no added flavour, so if you are looking for something simple, then these ARE the cracklings you are looking for.
Awfully Posh Crackling Website: https://www.awfullyposhsnacks.com/pork-crackling-products/
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