Pork rinds are probably the most misunderstood item in the snack category. This is surprising, because people have been eating pork rinds—also called pork skins—as long as they have been eating pigs. One of the world’s first snack foods created thousands of years ago, and favored in the southern states, pork rinds are a simple combination of fried pork skins and salt.
Despite the snack’s simplicity, it has to have variety, according to consumers of these items. Whether it’s the format or flavor of the product, manufacturers must keep on their toes, putting innovation on the high beam.