These pork rinds from Epic differentiate from competing products in that they’re oven baked rather than deep fried. The pretty packaging promises 40% less fat as a result, but how do they pan out in the tasting?
In a word – excellently! I didn’t notice any real loss of flavor or enjoyment while working my way through this bag of pork rinds. Also, I didn’t experience a single tooth shattering moment at all. From start to finish the contents where meltingly soft; moreover the sea salt flavoring was just right to offset the slightly fattiness.
At $3.99 – what I paid at Whole Foods on a random whim – these are certainly a premium product price wise; but in my book, a worthwhile product I’d but again.
Note: there are plenty of other flavors in the lineup too, Texas BBQ through Maple Bacon. You can buy these on Amazon here (affiliate link).
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!