Epic Artisanal Pork Rinds
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I don't know how you feel about pork rinds or cracklings, or snacks that describe themselves as "artisanal," but I tried paleo and keto diet champion brand Epic's new artisanal pork rinds a few weeks ago, and they were porking deee-licious.
I can't speak to all of the Epic flavors, I've only had BBQ and Sea Salt & Pepper. BBQ: 7/10. Sea Salt & Pepper: 70/10. Yes, seventy. I mean, I inhale entire bags salt & pepper kettle chips and salt & pepper peanuts too, so obviously it's a flavor that pleases me, but the specific recipe, the seasoning ratio, and the introduction of puffed meat enhancement to these crunchy carb substitutes puts Epic Pork Rinds on the top of my snackability ladder.
Epic's pork rind schtick - which started with its meat bars, and is true for all Epic products - is that the pig parts used in them are 100% natural and antibiotic free. Bags contain a combination of pastured, organic, and certified humane pork, with no added sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, or preservatives.
Each 2.5-ounce bag of Epic Sea Salt & Pepper Pork Rinds contains 400 calories and 40 grams of protein (bags are listed as having 5 servings each.) Total carbohydrates: 0 grams. Other flavors, including BBQ, Maple Bacon, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, and Chili Lime are about the same, with some minor variations (e.g., Chili Lime pork rinds are baked, with 40% less fat.)