July 14, 2004
An Unlikely Health Food

Is this a sign of the Apocalypse? Check out the latest health food, in the extended entry, so you can try to guess first:

This is the package for Utz brand pork rinds:

I first noticed the red dot a week or two ago, but the rest of the label is at least a few weeks older than that.

I suppose pork rinds are carbohydrate-free and therefore Atkins-friendly, but I never thought I would live to see the day when deep-fried pig fat would be considered in any way healthy. Then again, my mother is still amazed that Utz and its competitors have the nerve to charge potato chip prices for pork rinds. When she was a little girl (the '30s) the local butcher used to fry them up and give them away to the neighborhood kids whenever he slaughtered a hog.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at July 14, 2004 12:41 PM

The real question is do they taste as good as Bubba's Homemade Pork Rinds as found at the Chevron at the end of Highway 82 in Bibb County?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby on July 15, 2004 04:37 PM

I think your memory is playing tricks on you -- or maybe it's mine: 'Bubba' makes beef jerky, not (so far as I know) pork rinds.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil on July 15, 2004 05:19 PM

Dangitall--you're right, of course. I remembered it correctly a few minutes ago, and started to come and correct myself.

Oh well.

Maybe Bubba's should branch out.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby on July 15, 2004 05:35 PM