Outstanding Foods – PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds Review
Pigless pork rinds, you say? Hell yeah!
I saw these in my news feed on the old book of faces last week and was intrigued. I admit, I actually ate the real thing as a kid. I loved the crunch…and my favorite flavor was BBQ! So, to say the least, I clicked the ad. After landing on their page and browsing around for a second, I discover that these things were actually created by ole Dave Anderson! (Not the one of Famous Dave’s BBQ). He is the co-founder of Hampton Creek (creators of Just Egg, and Just Mayo) which is backed by Billionaire, Bill Gates and others. Dave was also the leading product developer for Beyond meat and their line of delicious plant-based meat products and also known for his plant-based Los Angeles restaurant, Madeleine Bistro.
I ordered the variety pack off their website a couple of weeks ago. However, it was right at the beginning of the Pandemic in which we now find ourselves, and the shipping was a bit slow. But, they did arrive just yesterday. My wife was a bit perturbed by the fact that I ordered something like this because she could not stand the thought of eating pork rinds, EVER and did not understand the reason why I would even consider trying something that resembled, yet another meat-like product. If you have read my other posts, you probably know that I often speak about why I think plant-based foods that try to imitate the real meat product is important in assisting those that are wanting to go a more healthy plant based lifestyle to transition. I sometimes find it, at least for me, more about reliving things that I loved to eat as a child before I woke-up and realized I no longer wanted to consume animals or animal by-products.
So…these have to be good, right? Well I am here to let you know…
DAMN STRAIGHT! These bastards are great! I tried the Original Flavor first just to see what’s up before moving onto the Cheddar flavor, Hella Hot, and saving my favorite BBQ for last.
First let’s look over the packaging.
And look at that cute piggy on the front. Because it is Pigless…I think it’s O.K. to use an image of a pig as a mascot for this product. I absolutely, ABSOLUTELY despise how BBQ joints always tend to use a pig wearing a chef’s hat and holding a fork and knife as their mascot. WTF is up with that? That’s called cannibalism, my friends,
But I digress…
Enough of the packaging…lets tear into these things and see what’s up.
Well they kinda look like pork rinds…
They have this light-fluffy-crispy type tactile feeling about them.
Then when I popped it into my mouth…it hit me! DAMN…it has the mouth feel of a pork rind.
And then…a rush of satisfaction came over me. The flavor is spot on. Smokey, salty, and pork flavored (from what I can remember). I literally was taken back to many years ago when I used to eat them. The experience is akin to how smelling that old familiar perfume of your grandmother brings back so many memories. I was surprisingly pleased and had to put them away in a desk drawer to prevent myself from eating the whole damn bag. They are addictive!
So how about them NUTES?
- Calories 130
- Total Fat 6g
- Saturated Fat 0.5g!
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 190mg!
- Total Carbohydrates 13g
- Dietary Fiber 1g
- Sugars 0g
- Protein 7g!
But check out the total protein per container: 25g! Awesome
Here are some images showing the ingredients and Nutritional Facts from all the varieties.
And for some entertainment. Snoop Doog has invested in this company and they have a great promo to go along with it. NOTE: there is some Mary Jane smoking going on it this video!
PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds3.25
- Mouthfeel is very close to the real thang
- Great substitute
- Low in sugar
- Good source of protein
- Free from gluten, soy, GMOs, cholesterol and trans fats
- Bags are too small. LOL