HOW TO MAKE PORK SCRATCHINGS:
The Hairy Bar Snacks way.

HOW TO MAKE PORK SCRATCHINGS:
Other ways we have found.

PRODUCERS & STORES:

UK

  • Porkitos (dead link now) – If you want to give your taste-buds a stroll down memory lane then dig into a bag of their crispy bites. They use modern technology and the finest ingredients to bring you a tasty, traditional snack that will take you back to the good times.
  • Awfully Posh Snacks – Using the highest quality outdoor bred pigs, with only sea salt added.
  • Coan Scratchings – Hand cooked in the heart of the Black Country to a traditional recipe packed in 70g bags of flavour.
  • Ace Pub Supplies – Ace Pub Supplies manufactures Q Pork Scratchings, crackling, crunch and a variety of snacks and cleaning products in the heart of the Black Country.
  • Freshers Foods – Based in Wigan, Lancashire, UK. Freshers Foods Ltd specialise in producing high quality traditional British snacks. They also have a good History page written by Julie Openshaw.
  • Green Top Snacks (dead link now) – Established in 1974 by John Edwards. In those early days, John used to supply local publicans with pork scratchings he made out the back of his butcher’s shop in Pesall.
  • G J Simmonds & Sons – Graham, the founder of the company, started his working life as a butcher, working for a butcher who produced all types of foods including sausage, pressed meats and of course Pork Scratchings.
  • Maguire Snacks (dead link now) – a family operated business, based in Beragh, County Tyrone. They presently supply two types of product (Pork Crunch and Pork Crackling) to licensed retailers throughout Northern Ireland.
  • Midland Snacks – Based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, since 1981, Midland Snacks UK is an established and successful, privately owned company which is well known and respected within the industry. We produce traditional “Black Country” Pork Scratchings and Pork Crunch made only from the best quality Danish rind.
  • Nibblers – Nibblers are a leading supplier of premium quality Snack products to the on trade.
  • Mr Porky – Mr Porky is the UK’s leading savoury pork snack, selling around 20 million packs every year. Mr Porky holds the accolade of being the first pork scratching to reach both the North and South poles when it was selected as an ‘essential expedition snack’ by explorer David Hempleman-Adams, it was also the first pork scratching to appear as a cover-mounted give away in FHM magazine!!
  • Rick’s Foods (dead link now) – Rick’s Foods is a supplier of quality food for licensed premises in the East Midlands. With competitive prices delivered directly to your door.
  • Shakey’s Scratchings – John Shakespeare opened Shakey’s for business in 1997, and has been personally serving the licensed trade in Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Sussex and Wiltshire ever since.
  • Uncle Alberts – Different products to suit different tastes, All traditionally hand cooked and carefully seasoned to perfection.
    Their mission is to supply the Licensed Trade with the best quality products, attractively packaged,
    at competitive prices via a network of dedicated specialist van sales distributors.
  • Westones Wholesale Ltd – they market their own brand of traditional Pork Scratchings. The brand has been under manufacture for almost 15 years now and is extremely popular locally and nationally. Westones pork scratchings have won awards from the Daily Express after being recommended by CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) for being the best pork scratchings on the market.
  • KVE & Pan Cooked Snacks – The official website of the Award Winning Pan Cooked Pork Cracklins. On this site, you can find out more information about our products and the history behind them, purchase products online and get in contact with us.
  • Whittles Crisps (dead link now) – Based in Tipton in the West Midlands, near the heart of the ‘Black Country’ canal network. Their range of products caters exclusively for the coeliac (wheat-intolerant) sector. Whittles is part of the wider KVE group.
  • Yorkshire Produce (dead link now) – A small family business in the Yorkshire area that produces their own cooked meats. They are testing the water with some of their produce, see the review.

US

  • Rudolph Foods – Light brown in colour, they are crunchy with a true smoked bacon flavour. Also – Microwave Pork Rinds!
  • Evans Food – Pork cracklins are another favourite with a hearty crunch and distinct bacon flavour. Similar to pork rinds, they are produced from pellets, which are cooked pork skins. However, cracklin pellets are unmistakable in the fact that they are made from thicker and meatier raw material. By virtue of the fact, they are popped from a denser pellet they are more substantial than pork rinds with a decisively robust crunch & flavour.
  • Microwave Pork Rinds – Whatever next!.
  • Shearer’s – manufactures and distributes award-winning chips and snacks.
  • Carolina Country Snacks – Home of Low Carb pork rinds and pork skins… They cook and package daily for our enjoyment!

AUSTRALIAN

  • Poppa Porkys – Poppa Porkys based in Western Australia, produce and distribute quality products including pork crackle, safari biltong, hot chow and beef jerky.

NEW ZEALAND

  • The Original Pork Scratchings Company (dead link now) – The founding fathers of the Original Pork Scratchings Company are a couple of Wellington boys who discovered pork scratchings on their OE to the UK. After becoming connoisseurs of English pubs while sampling local brews and bar snacks, a consensus was reached that pork scratchings were the highlight of British cuisine.
  • Sniks Pork Crackle – tasty bite-sized, mouth-watering pieces of seasoned pork crackle/scratchings made in Cambridge, New Zealand.

DANISH

  • lyka snacks (dead link now) – A Danish producer!

DUTCH

  • Wilthagen vleeswaren b.v. – A producer from Holland, Wilthagen products is a modern foods company, they produce pork rinds and the modern bacon snack.

FANSITES / REVIEWS:

  • Pork Scratching World (doesn’t seem to be being maintained, but is still live)- The site aims to be a repository of all things Scratchular, with links, reviews, information.
  • PorkRind.com (dead link now) – Hmmm, if what they show was made in America, you can keep em! Rinds obviously is not Scratchings!
  • PorkCrackling.co.uk – A new site by… me! Coming Soon.

RECIPES:

PUB SITES:

  • Rate Beer – Rate the beer you drink!
  • Bottled Beer Database! (dead link now) – they are all there, well probably!
  • Full Pint – Pub Reviews.
  • Random Pub Finder (dead link now) – For those times when you need a little help.
  • C.A.M.R.A. – The Campaign for Real Ale.
  • Passport to the Pub – a guide to British pub etiquette.

MISC: