Snack Food Review: Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings Seasoned Pork Rind

WHAT goes better with a bottle of ale, than a small bag of crinkly pork fragments that are as crunchy as gravel? Mr. Porky Prime Cut Scratchings made by Red Mill Snack Foods Ltd in Wednesbury, West Midlands, were inconsistent, but tasty. Here is the ubiquitous (you can find them in most corner shops) cousin of Prime Cut Scratchings, Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings. The down-to-earth, straightforward seasoned pork rind pork scratchings.

Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings front of bag

There’s not much to say about the front. It’s unmistakeably a Mr. Porky snack. They are, apparently, “Best Ever”. I’ll take their word on that. What does the back say?

Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings back of bag

No, not much different to the other Mr. Porky pork scratchings. That’s good, because it means I can whizz through what it says without dwelling on the boring small print. If you want to read absolutely everything, then read my post about Mr. Porky Prime Cut Scratchings here.

The main ingredients are, unsurprisingly, pork rind, pork fat and salt. There’s a few other things too, but, pleasingly, no E numbers. The full address of Red Mill Snack Foods Ltd is on there in case you want to write to them. But I think you should go to their fun little website at instead.

There’s also a big table of Nutrition Information where you can read about how much fat and salt you’re about to consume. But you don’t want to worry yourself by reading it. Make the most of these snacks now. Quickly. Before the nanny-state bans them or slaps a tax on them.

So, what do Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings look like? What do they taste like? And should you buy them? These questions I shall answer now…

Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings open bag close up

They are smallish pieces and tiny pieces of seasoned pork rind. About the size of popcorn. They smell a little of salt and seasoning. But not very strongly.

What do they taste like? They taste of seasoning and salt. I can’t taste much pork in there, but it is there. Hiding in the background. There’s nothing strong about the way Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings taste.

They’re not very tough on the teeth either. These are crunchy with very occasional chewiness. The crunchiness isn’t hard going like some pork scratchings. Just satisfyingly crunchy.

What do I like about Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings? I like the easy to eat crunchiness compared to hard as rock other pork scratchings. The taste isn’t off-putting in anyway. Even the most timid of snackers will be able to stomache the lightly salted and seasoned Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings.

What about the downsides? Well this ubiquitous little bag is so little, that you don’t get much for your money. You’ll have finished them before you’ve even begun. If you want extreme crunchiness or taste, you won’t find it here, either.

How can I sum up Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings? Quite easily. They are simple, straight forward, adequately tasty and easy to eat. For pork scratchings that is. Almost so inoffensive, you could call them boring. No wander they are what nearly every corner shop in the land chooses to stock.

Have you tried Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings? Do you work for Red Mill? What do you think of them? Do please leave your opinions, corrections, requests, recommendations and places to buy here in the comments.

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7 Responses to “Snack Food Review: Mr. Porky Pork Scratchings Seasoned Pork Rind”

  1. john hinksman Says:

    tried them once and i can honestly say they taste fantastic.its true they are inconsistant and a little hard on the teeth but as they’re sheer exstasy in the taste bud region who cares.trouble is by the time i realised how tasty they were{ARE} the only shop around here to stock them ie llidells in blackwater nr camberley,surrey now no longer do other words……help please to find a stockist.john.

  2. E Says:

    Personally I prefer Green Top. I find Mr. Porky disgusting, with more dried up fatty part than skin and WAAY too salty. The more I eat it the more I hate it.

  3. karen Says:

    you have got to try the new range of bigD pork finest and pork crunch. they are fantastic

  4. Mike Says:

    Bought a couple of packets of these last night The first packet were great, the second packet DISGUSTING. One piece still had the hair on it. made me feel physically sick

    Contacted Customer services but no reply………..YET!!!

  5. Says:

    yeah..I bought some too. not so good!!=( infact after one or two bites…didnt like them. Although I agree to the fact that they are chewey and mcuh more crunchy..x
    but they dont taste good.
    :(..its gross.

  6. David Wiggett Says:

    I used to work at Upton on seven I absolutely loved it there the best job ever had.I used to sort all the foreign bodies out and seasoning.If I could I would still there.Was there from 79 to 92

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