This week on the show, we review the Pig Out Crunchies from Outstanding Foods. Have you had these porkless pork rinds?
Since originally publishing this episode, Outstanding Foods has changed their branding of this product. They're now called Outstanding Pig Out Crunchies instead of PigOut Porkless Pork Rinds. The formula is the same, just the packaging has changed.
I've updated the images and text below reflect the new branding, since that's what you'll encounter in the store. In the podcast episode, you'll hear us refer to the product by it's older name, since we recorded it before that change.
Pig Out Crunchies review
Outstanding Foods sent us four bags of their vegan pork rinds to try, but they actually make five flavors:
- Sea Salt (formerly called Original flavor)
- Texas BBQ
- Hella Hot
- Nacho Cheese
- Salt and Vinegar
Dave's and my opinions on these really varied by flavor.
He thought the Sea Salt was okay, but I really didn't like this. I think they'd be nice in a recipe to add some crunch and a meaty flavor, but I like more flavor in my crunchy snacks in general.
I liked the BBQ flavor, and so did Dave. We agreed that we would have liked a stronger BBQ taste, but I think that's more us than the Pig Out Crunchies. We eat a lot of junky snacks, and these are pretty healthy.
We both loved the Hella Hot. They have a slow burn and are very flavorful. We'll definitely be ordering bags of these in the future!
Dave liked the Nacho Cheese flavor, and I absolutely loved it. The flavor was strong and cheesy, but the Crunchies delivered them in a light, crunchy package. Just like the name promises.
I also liked that I could pig out on these (get it??) and not have a crash later, like happens with chips. These are a definite repeat, as well.
A friend sent me a couple of bags of the salt and vinegar pork rinds to try, and they are incredible! Salty, vinegar-y, and totally addictive. They were my favorite of the bunch!
Dave isn't a salt and vinegar fan in general, so he noped out out on trying these.
What are they made of?
Rice, oil, and pea protein make up the base for Pig Out pork rinds. They do somewhat have the consistency of other pea protein-based snacks, like Harvest Crisps, though these are a bit chewier.
These snacks are dairy free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and soy free. Basically everything-free!
They're also relatively healthy, in my estimation. When I'm gauging whether something is healthy, I look at the sodium and fiber amounts.
These don't contain a ton of fiber, unfortunately, but they are pretty reasonable in the sodium department at around 8% of your daily value. That's comparable to something like a cracker, salt-wise.
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