Spicy Porkless Plant-Based Snack Rinds: 6.5/10
🚨NEW ITEM🚨 Trader Joe’s has been cranking out the new vegan items and I’ve been excited to try them all! I’ve never had a vegan pork rind so I was extremely curious to see how these would taste. The texture was a little like a crunchy packing peanut mixed with a Cheeto and the seasoning reminded me a ton of the Synergistically seasoned popcorn (which I was not a fan of). These snack rinds are made with rice meal which is probably why the texture resembles a Cheeto and are dusted with a seasoning of yeast extract, white vinegar powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and habanero powder. They tasted a lot like BBQ, which is why I docked them a few points. Anything overly vinegar tasting like the Synergistically seasoned popcorn and these snack rinds is not my fav (though I prefer the snack rinds to the popcorn). I’ve been hearing that people do not think these are spicy, but I definitely think they have a medium spice level to them and definitely a meaty flavor. Each bag is $2.99.
Have you tried these yet? What did you think?