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(Chicago Trib)   Certified organic pork rinds with extra stubble? Coming to a Walmart near you   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 37
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2014-04-10 03:34:01 PM
So if the rinds are organic, the chitlins are too....right?
/waiting for koshet
 
2014-04-10 03:34:29 PM
Skip Walmart, go to a local carniceria instead.
 
2014-04-10 03:34:40 PM
Disgusting. Keep your pigskin to yourself.
 
2014-04-10 03:34:54 PM
That's what we call "Country Style".
Some of the meat markets I go to have these huge rinds, maybe 2 fit in a large bag, and occasionally, you'd get one with a bit of stubble on it, we thought of it as kind of a "Prize", or extra credit kind of thing. Probably they didn't use enough, or hot enough water to get all the hair off.
In the 1800s Kohler started making bathroom fixtures like bathtubs, originally made for boiling the hair off pig carcasses. Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.
 
2014-04-10 03:37:57 PM
Mmmmmm....pork rinds.

/very keto friendly snack
 
2014-04-10 03:39:08 PM
So does "organic" WallyWorld food still come from China? Can you still call it organic if it's full of lead, PCB's, and melamine? Who would know?
 
2014-04-10 03:39:10 PM
I thought everyone, and everything came with extra stubble at Walmart.
 
2014-04-10 03:40:09 PM

Nick Nostril: Who would know?


The nose knows, Nick Nostril... the nose knows.
 
2014-04-10 03:40:38 PM
As if I needed another reason to avoid WalMart.

/Driving past one is bad enough.
 
2014-04-10 03:42:26 PM
So they're going to buy organic stickers and put them on everything, got it.
 
2014-04-10 03:43:10 PM
Ooo fried Chinese river pig, yum.
 
2014-04-10 03:44:34 PM

Ex-Texan: That's what we call "Country Style".
Some of the meat markets I go to have these huge rinds, maybe 2 fit in a large bag, and occasionally, you'd get one with a bit of stubble on it, we thought of it as kind of a "Prize", or extra credit kind of thing. Probably they didn't use enough, or hot enough water to get all the hair off.
In the 1800s Kohler started making bathroom fixtures like bathtubs, originally made for boiling the hair off pig carcasses. Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.


Yeah, during my 4H years some people started shaving their fair hogs (they thought it made them look better to the judge).  Well, that was quickly shot down by the fair board because it made it harder for the hair to come off during boiling, since you never kept your fair hog but it went straight to the sale barn (and then slaughter house) after the sale.
 
2014-04-10 03:47:08 PM

Ex-Texan: Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.


Says you
 
2014-04-10 03:47:18 PM
Well since Whole Foods and Trader Joes operate their businesses in nearly identical models to Walmart, but get a pass because of what they sell, seems fair.
 
2014-04-10 03:47:30 PM

Evil Mackerel: Ooo fried Chinese river pig, yum.


Did somebody say "river pig"?
img.photobucket.com
I know, I know... it's a creek. You can't fit the real river pigs into the whole frame.
 
2014-04-10 03:48:06 PM

special20: I thought everyone, and everything came with extra stubble at Walmart.


And the people are certifiable...
 
2014-04-10 03:49:24 PM
Pork rinds are awesome and I'll not have you defiling their name.
 
2014-04-10 03:49:37 PM
I wish someone, anyone would carry microwavable pork rinds.
 
2014-04-10 03:49:42 PM
The best jerky I ever ate was from a local farm near my where they slaughtered the pigs and dried the meat. It still had hair on it. I know another place that slaughters goats and sells the meat. That is very good too.
 
2014-04-10 03:51:04 PM

trappedspirit: Ex-Texan: Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.

Says you


I know its joking, but I am just imagining trying to get a live hog into a tub.  Those things trash and wiggle when you just pick them up, trying to get them into a tub of boiling water seems like an exercise in futility.
 
2014-04-10 03:51:43 PM

special20: Evil Mackerel: Ooo fried Chinese river pig, yum.

Did somebody say "river pig"?
[img.photobucket.com image 520x678]
I know, I know... it's a creek. You can't fit the real river pigs into the whole frame.


A pig like that you don't frame all at once.
 
2014-04-10 03:51:44 PM
Yeah I know, they're all microwavable.

/microwave
 
2014-04-10 03:53:35 PM
Walmart organic

image.made-in-china.com
 
2014-04-10 03:58:03 PM
special20:

I spot a pig nip, and I don't mean the salt pork kind.  Hope you don't get a vaca.
 
2014-04-10 04:00:51 PM

smoky2010: The best jerky I ever ate was from a local farm near my where they slaughtered the pigs and dried the meat. It still had hair on it. I know another place that slaughters goats and sells the meat. That is very good too.


I used to make my own jerky with Kroeger Jamaican Jerk Sauce. Any other brand didn't work for me. That was amazing and fast. Pour everything in a plastic bag, refrigerator overnight, drain, plop in the dehyrdator and a few hours later....omg.
 
2014-04-10 04:02:44 PM
And the small time organic growers will continue to be pushed out by the big boys, and you will see more pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides approved for "Organic Use" and ConAgra et. al. throwing their weight around so they can get "organically" grown foods to market for that price premium over "conventional".

And I already buy what's cheapest in the produce, dairy, and meat section (which kinda precludes USDA Organic).  That's not really going to change for me unless the organic is cheaper than the conventional.

//But seriously, stay away from conventional strawberries.  Grow your own if you can.  It's easy and fun and doesn't take much space.
 
2014-04-10 04:09:03 PM
You may laugh, but, my wife is a Type 1 diabetic, and eats a highly restricted diet so she doesn't have to use insulin.  She limits her carbohydrates to 5 per meal, which takes some doing.  Pork rinds have no carbohydrates, so it's a guilty pleasure for her.  She, also, likes to buy organic, and we always joke that she's on the lookout for organic pork rinds.  Our source of the pork rinds, Wal-Mart.  I tell her to buy all the bags of pork rinds available, because I don't want to come back any time soon.

/Wal-Mart story.  We walk into the store and the greeter is standing there staring out the window and doesn't, you know, "greet" us, or even seem to realize that someone has entered the store.  To my trained eye, I can determined that she has a slight problem.  We get a cart and my wife is wondering if the store might have some item she wants, and what department it might be in.  She says she's going to ask the greeter and I tell her don't bother, the greeter doesn't know where she, herself, is currently at that moment.  We buy the pork rinds and as we approach the door, we see that the greeter is now staring into the store.  As we go to leave this circle of hell, the greeter says, mechanically, "Hello".  As we walk in the parking lot, I turn to my wife and say, "That's it!  That's the Wal-Mart shopping experience in a nutshell."
 
2014-04-10 04:09:23 PM

Burr: trappedspirit: Ex-Texan: Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.

Says you

I know its joking, but I am just imagining trying to get a live hog into a tub.  Those things trash and wiggle when you just pick them up, trying to get them into a tub of boiling water seems like an exercise in futility.


That's what chutes and ramps are for.
 
2014-04-10 04:17:39 PM

LeroyBourne: special20:

I spot a pig nip, and I don't mean the salt pork kind.  Hope you don't get a vaca.


Not yet - and I believe that is more likely a zit we're looking at.
 
2014-04-10 04:18:39 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: A pig like that you don't frame all at once.


I love that joke too.
 
2014-04-10 04:37:42 PM
Yea just what the budget minded shopping at walmart need,  overpriced organics.
 
2014-04-10 04:37:42 PM
Ultimately it falls down to price and taste, I could give a shiat about organic food but if it's not overpriced and tastes as good as the regular stuff I'll give it a try.
 
2014-04-10 04:38:54 PM

eyemarten: Disgusting. Keep your pigskin to yourself.


bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Go long.
 
2014-04-10 04:55:30 PM

Ex-Texan: That's what we call "Country Style".
Some of the meat markets I go to have these huge rinds, maybe 2 fit in a large bag, and occasionally, you'd get one with a bit of stubble on it, we thought of it as kind of a "Prize", or extra credit kind of thing. Probably they didn't use enough, or hot enough water to get all the hair off.
In the 1800s Kohler started making bathroom fixtures like bathtubs, originally made for boiling the hair off pig carcasses. Just gotta make sure they're dead before you put them in the tub.


Having seen the inside of a slaughter house once when I was younger, the hair is burnt off using flames.
 
2014-04-10 04:56:26 PM

special20: Evil Mackerel: Ooo fried Chinese river pig, yum.

Did somebody say "river pig"?
[img.photobucket.com image 520x678]
I know, I know... it's a creek. You can't fit the real river pigs into the whole frame.


At least she put of her church go'n clothes for her trip to Walmart.
 
2014-04-10 05:26:29 PM

zimbomba63: You may laugh, but, my wife is a Type 1 diabetic, and eats a highly restricted diet so she doesn't have to use insulin.  She limits her carbohydrates to 5 per meal, which takes some doing.  Pork rinds have no carbohydrates, so it's a guilty pleasure for her.  She, also, likes to buy organic, and we always joke that she's on the lookout for organic pork rinds.  Our source of the pork rinds, Wal-Mart.  I tell her to buy all the bags of pork rinds available, because I don't want to come back any time soon.

/Wal-Mart story.  We walk into the store and the greeter is standing there staring out the window and doesn't, you know, "greet" us, or even seem to realize that someone has entered the store.  To my trained eye, I can determined that she has a slight problem.  We get a cart and my wife is wondering if the store might have some item she wants, and what department it might be in.  She says she's going to ask the greeter and I tell her don't bother, the greeter doesn't know where she, herself, is currently at that moment.  We buy the pork rinds and as we approach the door, we see that the greeter is now staring into the store.  As we go to leave this circle of hell, the greeter says, mechanically, "Hello".  As we walk in the parking lot, I turn to my wife and say, "That's it!  That's the Wal-Mart shopping experience in a nutshell."


Make your  own - damned tasty.
 
2014-04-10 06:50:11 PM
cntr f: pork

no

cntr f: rind

no
 
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