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Getting a Freebie in the Mail is Believing

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“Believe it or not, I’ve never won anything … until now” commented a lucky instant game winner.

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Over the last couple of months, we’ve given away more than 500 instant prizes for our Pork Rind Appreciation Day campaign! Many “Get in with the Greats Scratch to Win players have won exclusive t-shirts, Amazon gift cards, baseball hats, Southern Recipe pork rinds and autographed footballs from Hall of Famer Ken Houston, Gridiron Greats Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and Reggie Kelly!

Didn’t win yet? No worries, there’s plenty of time to enter … in fact, play each day to increase your chances. And if you don’t win an instant prize, you’ll still be entered to win our grand prize of $2,500! Play on pork rind lovers … and good luck!

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New Ways to Celebrate in the New Year

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Don’t you just love food holidays? There’s no better way to celebrate each and every day than with our pork rinds. Not sure what holidays are worthy of your day off? Here’s a few to get you started for the new year.

January 9: National Bean Day – whoa, we have the perfect dipper for any bean you could think of! Refried beans with pork rind nachos, chickpea (that’s right, they’re beans) hummus, and franks and beans. Sound off for Bean Day!

January 11: National Hot Toddy Day– just what the heck is a Hot Toddy? Besides the bad nickname your friend Todd had in high school, who really wants this drink? Warm whiskey with honey, and lemon …. We say keep it simple and go for the whiskey straight up.

January 13: National Gluten-Free Day – if you’re gluten intolerant or you have a family member that is, are you in luck! Now you can offer them our pork rinds! Another tip to show ’em you care? Use pork rinds in recipes in place of flour in a 1 to 1 ratio for an easy gluten-free replacement.

southern classic recipesJanuary 22: National Southern Food Day – it’s no secret pork rinds have deep roots in the south, but believe it or not, our secret recipe was developed by a northerner!

January 29: National Corn Chip Day – anything they can do, we can do better! Besides, there’s no one out there who likes corn over the crunchy bacon taste of rinds. Celebrate with any variety of pork rinds and petition to have this holiday dissolved.

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New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Keep

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Now, we’re all for overachieving, but are we all a little tired of making the hopeful promise of a New Year’s Resolution only to have it come crashing down on February 1st? Here are a few tips to help you nail down your promise so you can feel accomplished throughout 2019.

1. Be Real … Really.

The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make it near impossible. For instance, resolving to never eat your favorite food again is setting you up for failure. Unless it means not eating potato chip ever again, then we say, good on ya!  Pork rinds are the better-for-you way to go.

2. Plan Ahead.

Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day.

3. Stick to it.

Experts say it takes about 21 days to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your life. Remember, it won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient! Don’t forget to reward yourself throughout the process. Like with an order of pork rinds.

4. Failure Sometimes Becomes an Option.

Obsessing over the occasional slip up won’t do you any good. Take one day at a time and look over the past successes and before you know it, you’ll be back on track.

Good news, if all fails and you totally bomb, there’s always 2020 to look forward to.

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Sweet Tips on Keeping Your Holiday Eating in Check

Pork Rind TostadasBefore you overindulge by “trying” all the holiday candy and cookies at the office (hey, you need to make sure your coworkers did a good job baking), you may want to prepare by reducing your calorie intake now. Have no fear, before you loosen your belt, we have the solution to you next cookie-fest.

1. Ditch Added Sugar – foods like candy, soda and baked goods that contain lots of added sugars tend to be low in the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Give up the candy now, so you’ll be able to enjoy the holidays nearly guilt-free.

2. Protein-Rich Pork Rind Breakfast – by eating pork rinds for breakfast, you’ll increase protein intake in the morning, which helps you avoid unhealthy snacking and improve appetite control throughout the day. May we suggest Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds as the new Breakfast of Champions?

3. Be A Smart Shopper – creating a shopping list and sticking to it is a great way to avoid buying unhealthy foods impulsively and leads to healthier eating as well as weight loss. Better yet, skip the chip impulse and pick up Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar rinds. Pork rinds have half the fat of chips and more protein (see point #2).

4. Cut Back on Carbs – well, our pork rinds have zero carbs, so that’s an easy one. See what you can make with them on our recipe page!

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Don’t Mock the Guac

pork rinds and guacamoleJust like the Incredible Hulk, the mighty avocado is a softy inside. This monster of fruit – that’s right we said fruit – is one superfood. When it comes to benefits: high potassium (helps in maintaining blood pressure) and Vitamin B5 (helps convert the food you eat into energy), Southern Recipe pork rinds pair well because of our high protein and low carbs. You could say we’re a couple of mean, green power snack foods.

And in honor of National Guacamole Day, we would like to make it easy to get your avocado on with this rind dippin’ guacamole recipe.

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Pork Rinds in Recipes – Go Ahead and Be Chicken

Pork rind breading for chickenIt may seem strange that the largest (and best tasting) pork rind maker out there would be celebrating National Chicken Month. Hey, we’re Southern Recipe, we can spread our wings.

Have you ever used our rinds to dip into a Buffalo Chicken Dip? Break out of the boring breading you’ve been using and coat your chicken cutlet with crushed pork rinds.  Got a thing for wings? If you don’t, you will. Especially when you fry ’em with Southern Recipe Bar-B-Q Pork Rinds.

So, go ahead be chicken with your next recipe – you won’t go afoul (sorry about that) with rinds in the mix.

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It’s Back-to-School, So Let’s Act Like A Kid Again

Take Pork Rinds and cracklins to workIt’s time for back-to-school and we ask the question, “Why do kids have all the fun”?  Ahhh, as we reflect on the innocence from our playground youth, we long for the easy life of being a kid in school, again. Here are six ways to act like a grade school kid this month:

1. Skip the corporate briefcase! Dust off the backpack from the basement and proudly sling it over your shoulder. If you’re lucky you’ll find a stick of gum and a dried out Sharpie. Have nothing to put in the sack? Make friends by adding a few bags of Southern Recipe Cracklins.

2. Pack your lunch in a good old-fashioned paper bag. Do a twist on the classic PB&J by adding Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy pork rinds between the bread.

3. On your lunch break, go out in the parking lot and play tag … or better yet, pick teams and play a game of kickball. Winner gets a bag of Southern Recipe Cheesy Jalapeno Curls.

4. Every time a cute girl talks to you, blush and quickly walk away.  Doesn’t work as well for boys talking to girls because girls have perfected the “rolling of the eyes” technique.

5. In an office meeting, excitedly raise your hand and ask if you could use the restroom.

6. Have an Uber pick you up after work and pretend the driver is your mom. Be cranky and give ’em a dirty look when they ask how your day was.

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That’s Right, We Have a Southern Brother and His Name is Bacon

Easy Bourbon Bacon Jam recipeIf you don’t like bacon, stop reading now and admit yourself into the closest hospital, because something is clearly wrong.

Ok, all kidding aside, there are times you need a bacon fix and you don’t have time to fry up a batch – that’s where we come in. Southern Recipe pork rinds offer all that bacony flavor without greasy fingers.  Yes, we do love bacon. In fact, we’re bacon’s southern brother, but here are a few reasons we’re better than bacon:

1.  Portability– have you ever tried transporting bacon in your pocket? Those grease spots aren’t coming out any time soon.

2. Protein– with 9 grams of protein, pork rinds are a great post workout snack. And although bacon is pretty respectable on protein, it crumbles in the gym – literally.

3. Recipes– although we have a tasty BLT Dip recipe and a Bacon and Greens Salsa recipe, you can beat the “scoopability” of pork rinds when you’re munching on this Bourbon Bacon Jelly! Bacon is just too darn flimsy.

4. Flavor– pork rinds own the flavor war. Salt & Vinegar? Yep. Bar-B-Que? Got It. Hot & Spicy? Got it. Fatty flavor? Ain’t got it.

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It’s a Big Ten-Four! We Salute Truck Drivers and You Could WIn!

Celebrate Truck Drivers and enter to win cashDid you know 98% of all the food and household goods you buy made it to you because of a truck driver? It’s true!

Help us give a shout out to these Road Warriors of the Interstate so they don’t go unnoticed!  Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week all month long by entering our Pedal to the Kettle sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter! Visit porkrinds.com and vote for your favorite truck driver pork rind recipe for a chance to WIN $2,000 and a year’s supply of our Southern Recipe pork rinds! Vote each day to increase your chances of winning.

Plus, as an added bonus, we’re donating $2,500 to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund that helps semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has caused them to be out of work.

Remember, if you bought Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy pork rinds, a truck driver brought them. For that alone, you gotta salute ’em. Hurry, the Pedal To The Kettle sweepstakes ends September 17, 2018!

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Eat This Not That: The Great Summer Swap Out

pork rinds half the calories and fat of chips

When it comes to your mind and body, summer is the perfect time to take stock where you are and where you want to go. Here are a few tips to get a jumpstart on the great summer swap out:

  1. Skip the chip. Pork rinds have half the calories and fat than potato chips. And an added bonus? Rinds are an easier scoop for your favorite dip.
  2. Swap out flour in pizza crust recipe with crushed pork rinds at a 1:1 ratio.
  3. Swap the greasy bacon on your burger with crushed pork rinds mixed inside the meat before grilling. You’ll still get a bacon flavor without the fat or calories.
  4. Swap out the riding lawnmower with a walk behind mower. In 30 minutes you’ll burn 150 calories (enough for a rewarding beer).
  5. Swap out the baseball game on TV with a game up close and personal at the local ballpark. You’ll get a dose of vitamin D from the sun, which is essential for maintaining healthy bones.

Hey, when it comes to versatility, flavor and crunch, pork rinds are champions of the great snack swap out.

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