Da Bo's, Tom's Mega, and Lee's Country Style - Commercial Brands

Our best advice is . . . . .don't.
-- On a recent trip through Mississippi we stopped and picked up these three bags of "cracklin" at a convenience store.  I've lumped the review together here because they are all, essentially, the same level of bad. 
  • Da Bo's bills itself as both "traditional" and "tender."  While "traditional" is a more subjective term, "tender" is fairly straightforward and I can assure you that these are NOT tender. 
  • Lee's Pig Skins is touted as being "country style" and "seasoned dipper." Here I'm scratching my head.  I'll leave "country style" alone and focus on "seasoned dipper."  What does that mean?  Who dips cracklin?  Anyway, they are in strips, so, I suppose, if there was something to dip them in they'd be better for it than a nugget.
  • Tom's Mega Cracklin - Let's see, how can I put this. . . . . well, Mega is defined as "large or great" and these cracklin are neither large nor great.
A trifecta of yuck!
 If you're looking for the flavor of old greasy cardboard with salt then any one of these three would fit the bill, and you'll get a little more zing from Tom's Mega Cracklin.

Enjoy!


THE LOW-DOWN 
Price = $2.00 for between 2-3.5 ounces (which equals about $16 per lb.)
Crunch = 3 Gratons 
Meat/Fat/Skin Ratio = .03 Gratons 
Seasoning = 2 Gratons 
Presentation = 1 Gratons 
OVERALL SCORE = 1.5 Gratons 

 LOCATION
Sold in stores around the South

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I love the Tom's Mega Cracklins..The Mega refers to the size of the bag ,not the actual skin..They are also the tastiest I have tried.. I give them a 10!

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