NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY - Day of the Big Game

National Pork Rind Day - Day of the Big Game


Each year on the day of the championship game, another kind of pigskin is celebrated. National Pork Rind Day recognizes the fried edible skin of the pig.

A variety of snack producers make these high-protein, no-carb, gluten-free, crunchy snacks. Usually lightly seasoned with a little salt, dieters turn to pork rinds to satisfy their munchies when they are avoiding chips. They also come in several flavors such as barbecue, spicy, cinnamon, and salt & vinegar.

Clever cooks use crushed pork rinds in their recipes. Crushed pork rinds make low-carb breading for meatballs, breaded chicken, meatloaf, and even more.

But pork rinds have been a favorite of snackers long before paleo, keto, and low-carb diets came along. There is just something about these crunchy little pig skins that make people happy.


  • Eat some pork rinds!
  • Make something using pork rinds. Try these recipes!
  • Taste test a variety of pork rinds.
  • Enjoy them while you watch the big game.
  • However you celebrate, be sure to use #PorkRindDay on social media.


In 2011, Rudolph Foods declared National Pork Rinds Day to be celebrated on Super Bowl. The Ohio-based company promoted the day by also recognizing the truckers who deliver the pork rinds to grocers, convenience stores, and the big game every year. They handed out free bags of pork rinds to truck drivers.

Pork Rind FAQ

Q. Can anyone celebrate this day?
A. Anyone who enjoys pork rinds sure can. And that seems to be a lot of people!

Q. I don’t like plain pork rinds. Do they come in different flavors?
A. Yes. Just like chips, pork rinds come in a variety of flavors. You can even dip them for additional flavor. See recipes above.

Q. How many calories are in pork rinds?
A. A one-ounce serving of pork rinds contains approximately 153 calories

13 February 2022
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