Mr P loves a porkie scratching... so do I but they are 300 calories a bag and very high in fat so that can't be good....
The pork scratchings
Weight watchers in the US have discovered a novel way
to diet - by eating pork scratchings.
The fad has helped make scratchings, or pork rinds
as Americans call them, the country's fastest growing snack with sales up 18 per cent last year.
One weight-loss guru even recommends that the deep-fried
pigskin can be dipped in sour cream as part of his controlled diet.
The idea behind it is that cutting out carbohydrates
lowers blood sugar levels, thus triggering insulin production which burns fat for fuel.
So pasta and bread have been binned in favour of weight-loss
diets that include eggs, butter and bacon, reports the LA Times.
Nutritionists are warning that an all-fat diet can
lead to heart and kidney disease, but it isn't stopping the US sales of pork scratchings - which topped $420 million (£280
million) in 1999