Lord Hamiltons Hogskins, Sea Salt, Particularly Fine Crackling Review
Hairy Bar Snack Review: We have been looking forward to these for a while now, the first review of a ‘new’ type of scratching… posh scratchings, so let’s see what all the fuss is about.
From a design point of view, the bag is definitely something different, nice simple graphics, you know what you are getting, and you know there is a posh twist to the proceedings. Normally the word ‘traditional’ is rammed down your throat, but with this bag, we are subtly informed that within is some ‘particularly fine crackling’. And they contain NO MSG.
Looking inside the medium-sized, but light in weight, bag, we smell a very dry and plain smell. I suppose this is what we should expect for a product that prides itself on naturalness.
Looking inside, we notice the pieces themselves, they look like rinds ONLY, but they don’t look puffy like pork crunch. No meat, no fat, and no hair!
First taste, we notice that they are not very salty, this may be due to the type of salt used and is not necessarily a bad thing as we all know.
These are a completely new and different type of scratching. A cross between pork scratchings and pork crunch.
It’s good to see that the sizes and shapes are very random. The colour is very light but the scratchings don’t taste underdone.
They are very eatable.
Real pork scratchings can be quite daunting for the uninitiated. Pork crunch can seem a bit lightweight for hardcore. These nicely bridge the gap, and I think will be popular with both camps. hitting two nails on the head, rather than falling between two stools, which they could so easily have done.
The taste is real, not artificial or overbearing.
The bottom of the bag has a few small bits, no dust, slightly saltier at the bottom, but not too much. You don’t need a beer with a bag of these, but to not have a beer with these would be rude.
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