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.
Hi I’m Stuart, amateur home cook and professional food writer. You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago. As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.