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The latest in news and happenings at Rudolph Foods

Southern Recipe Launches Limited Edition Buffalo Ranch Pork Rinds

May 31st, 2017

Southern Recipe, a preferred pork rind brand nationwide, has released a new flavor that gives pork rind fans a new way to enjoy this traditional Southern snack. Launching into snacking markets throughout the United States, Southern Recipe's Buffalo Ranch pork rinds offer the signature flavor pairing of savory buffalo wing sauce with tangy ranch dressing. Crisp pork rinds deliver this unique flavor to consumers beginning June 1, 2017 for a limited time at an SRP of $1.09 for each 1.75 ounce bag.

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds Review Pork Skins Chicharrones

May 4th, 2017

This is the review of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. Also called Pork Skins or Chicharrones depending on what part of the South you are in. From Southern Recipes Website: What is a pork rind? Well, we're glad you asked. Southern Recipe started serving up pork rinds way back in 1955. In the early years, Southern Recipe pork rinds were made with bacon rinds already smoked. However, in 1957, the pork industry no longer supplied this product - effectively shutting down our beloved pork rind snack.

Rudolph's Pork Rinds

August 9th, 2015

Pork Rinds are a popular snack I can remember eating them as a child. Rudolph's Pork Rinds has a many different flavors to choose from I was given BBQ, Original and Hot & Spicy to try. These snacks are great for those who are trying to watch their carb intake. They have 0g carbs and 0g of trans fats which make the a great perfect snack without the guilt. My whole family tried these and they all said that the Hot & Spicy was the favorite and I have to agree.

Snack Foods You Can't Stop Eating: Rudolph's Pork Rinds and Gaslamp Popcorn

July 10th, 2015

True confessions time. My family has a deep secret. Usually we are only faced with the truth when we go camping or take long road trips. What's the secret? Prepare yourself ... We LOVE pork rinds!!! There, I said it. Love 'em! Call them what you want; pork rinds, pork skins, chicharrones, fried pork fat. Whatever name you choose we LOVE them. Don't get me wrong we typically don't keep them as a main staple in our house. We buy them at campground markets and convenience store counters. Then we can secretly eat them in the car or in the tent. That is, until we tried Rudolph's.

2 WINNERS WIN A BAG OF PORKRINDS #haelthyliving #vegan #family @RudolphFoods

July 1st, 2015

Have a high protein? diet!! Did you know that porkrinds? are high in protein and low in fat!! Who knew that?? These are great for snacking on, or for just taking them to a BBQ Party etc. They taste so yummy and less fat than Chips, I don't know about your family!! but our family gets together for Friday night movie night with the kids!! and they usually want Chips or popcorn, So I brought out the Porkrinds to see if they were a big hit for the munchies with the movie, Scored they where a huge hit, Its like Chips and Popcorn you can't resist them!!

Celebrate National Salsa Month with Rudolph Foods

May 26th, 2015

Rudolph Foods is celebrating National Salsa Month with their pork rinds that are perfect for dipping into great salsas. If you are on a high protein diet and you are missing out on the snack factor, you need to try these pork rinds. Unlike potato or corn chips they are very low carb and naturally high in protein.

Recipe of the Week: Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Chicharrones

May 5th, 2015

First, I love some good Chicharrones! You may also know them as pork cracklings or pork rinds. Not every brand is equal though, and I am picky about what kind I purchase. I recently sampled Rudolph's brand and fell in love. The perfect balance of texture and flavors goes well with this recipe from their website. You can find them at your local Walmart.

Cinco de Mayo with Rudolph's Bold and Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds!

May 1st, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we're sharing 2 festive dips! The first is a zesty guacamole dip that pairs perfectly with Rudolph's Bold and Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds. The second is a tomato salsa that brings fresh Spanish flair to any flavor of Rudolph's Pork Rinds that strike your fancy! See what wonders a bag of crisp, airy pork rinds and a bowl of guacamole or salsa will do to enliven your next gathering! This Cinco de Mayo, make it vibrant. Make it colorful. Make it delicious!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Rudolph Foods and a Giveaway!

April 27th, 2015

These days we're trying to eat a bit healthier at our home! We're mainly watching our carbs and sugars, and making sure we don't overdo it on the caffeine, and we're doing pretty well!

Rudolph Foods has been cranking out pork rinds for more than 50 years, still using an original family recipe created in Mary Rudolph's own kitchen! A fantastic variety of flavors so you'll never be bored, their pork rinds are SO light and airy; I honestly think they might be a new habit around our house!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Rudolph's Pork Rinds

April 13th, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, Rudolph's Pork Rinds has some great festive dips! The first is a zesty guacamole dip that pairs perfectly with Rudolph's Bold and Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds. The second is a tomato salsa that brings fresh Spanish flair to any flavor of Rudolph's Pork Rinds that strike your fancy! See what wonders a bag of crisp, airy pork rinds and a bowl of guacamole or salsa will do to enliven your next gathering!

Rudolph Foods Pork Rinds Review

March 19th, 2015

The month of March is National Nutrition Month and what better way to celebrate than with a bag of Rudolph Foods pork rinds? I had no idea that pork rinds could be this good for you! We had two bags, Original and Hot & Spicy, to try out and they didn't last 24 hours in this house!

Rudolph's featured in the 2015 Easter Gift Guide

March 21st, 2015

We are presenting the 2015 Easter Gift Guide for all of your shopping needs. We have a little bit of everything on this guide for your loved ones. We have some great gift ideas here that you may not have thought of yet.

The Rudolph's pork rinds and snacks are great for an Easter basket for families or adults. The 3.0 oz bags are enough for the entire family to share.

Rudolph Foods is growing, expanding into other markets

February 16th, 2015

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest producer of pork rinds, is beginning to expand its business beyond the rind.

The company, headquartered in Lima, has begun to produce popcorn and is offering restaurants the opportunity to serve its product freshly fried, said Kevin Sargent, vice president of operations with Rudolph Foods.

Win 3,500 Pork Rind Fan Appreciation Giveaway

January 30th, 2015

Enter Rudolph Foods' giveaway called Pas The Pig Skin where you can win $3,500.00 for Pork Rind Fan Appreciation ! Just in time for the Super Bowl this is a great prize to win! Enter here!

Mike Harper On Colorado Today Talking About Pork Rind Appreciation Day

December 11th, 2014

Listen as Rudolph Foods' Mike Harper talks pork rinds and football, a natural fit for Pork Rind Appreciation Day supporting the Gridiron Greats.

Ickey Woods Supporting Pork Rind Appreciation Day on ESPN WFUN Radio

December 11th, 2014

Listen as former NFL pro player Ickey Woods talks on ESPN WFUN radio about his passion for pork rinds, Pork Rind Appreciation Day and the Gridiron Greats mission of helping retired players in need of medical and financial assistance.

Mark Singleton Talks Pork Rind Appreciation Day and Pork Rinds

December 11th, 2014

Listen as Rudolph Foods' Mark Singleton talks Pork Rind Appreciation Day, just the reason why pigskin and pig skins go together during the biggest football day of the year.

Ickey Woods Talking Pork Rind Appreciation Day on Fox Sports Radio

November 15th, 2014

Legendary NFL Fullback Ickey Woods joins Jason Smith and Michael Harmon to talk all things football and pork rinds in celebration of Pork Rind Appreciation Day.

Mark Singleton Talking About Pork Rind Appreciation Day

December 11th, 2014

Listen as Rudolph Foods' Mark Singleton talks about why pigskin and pig skins go together during the biggest football day of the year, Pork Rind Appreciation Day!

Ickey Woods Supports Pork Rind Appreciation Day

October 24th, 2014

Listen as former NFL pro player Ickey Woods talks about his passion for pork rinds, Pork Rind Appreciation Day and the Gridiron Greats mission of helping retired players in need of medical and financial assistance.

Chicken Fries Pork Rind Recipe

October 17th, 2014

These Chicken Fries are the perfect combination of spicy, crispy and coated in a pork rind crust. You'll be amazed that these are low in carbs!

You can even participate in Homegating, otherwise known as watching the game in the comfort of your own home!

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds Review and Giveaway!

September 30th, 2014

Southern Recipe creates the tastiest and crunchiest Pork Skins that you will ever taste. They are a delicious snack and also have no carbs. Southern Recipe is created by Rudolph Foods. They have been producing pork rind snacks for over five decades. They are also the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds.

I was so excited when I received the opportunity to work with Southern Recipe. I tried them, and ever since then I have loved them.

Celebrate Dad ~ Review and Giveaway

June 11th, 2014

Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds are crunchy, crisp, and a healthier alternative to potato chips for those of us trying to limit carbs and up our protein intake. Southern Recipe Pork Rinds have 0 carbs, 0 transfats, and more protein per serving than peanuts! If your Dad likes hunting, fishing, or other outdoor activities, Southern Recipe Pork Rinds are the perfect snack to send along!

Rudolph's Cinnamon Churros Review and Giveaway

May 18th, 2014

As with the pork rinds, these are also very delicious and just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar to make them perfect!

I hope that you can see this well enough to notice the cinnamon that is on these twists. They are also multigrain, which makes them even better as far as a snack because you are getting your fiber intake as well. They are just as crunchy as a pork rind but with a sweet cinnamon taste. You will also be glad to know that they are Trans Fat Free!

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds are a Hit

April 30th, 2014

A lovely package arrived on my doorstep the other day. It was a box full of pork rinds. My husband was almost as excited as I was.

Southern Recipe snacks offer the tastiest food in the South: pork rinds, snack rings, pork sticks, cheesy cajun popcorn, cheesy curls and cracklins. Enjoy Southern Recipe as part of the Rudolph Foods family of brands. Rudolph Foods Company, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of branded and private-label snack products including the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds. Southern Recipe is solely dedicated to providing its customers with the best quality products and the highest levels of customer service at the best price.

Rudolph's Cinnamon Twists Review

April 11th, 2014

Rudolph Foods Company, Inc. is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded and private-label snack products, including their world famous Cinnamon Twists. With plants in Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, and California, Rudolph Foods is solely dedicated to prooviding its consumers with the best quality products. The company wants to encourage you to take a sweet break today with their Cinnamon Twists. Rudolph's Cinnamon Twists are delicious, delicate anytime treats to be loved by every family member.

Rudolph's Cinnamon Twists are a Hit

April 4th, 2014

Rudolph Foods Company, Inc. is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded and private-label snack products. It is also the world's largest pork rind manufacturer. Rudolph's was nice enough to send me three 3.0 oz bags of their Cinnamon Twists to try.

Rudolph's has launched these Cinnamon Twists in Dollar General stores across the country.

Rudolph Foods Mark Singleton Assumes Chairmanship of Snack Food

March 4th, 2014

Rudolph Foods Mark Singleton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, accepted the role of Chairman of the Board of the Snack Food Association from outgoing Chairman Chip Mann, who served in that position since March 2013. Singleton will serve as Chairman for the 2014-2015 year.

Pork Rind Leader Assumes Prominent Snack Food Position

March 3rd, 2014

The Snack Food Association welcomes Mark Singleton, vice president of sales and marketing for Rudolph Foods, to the role of Chairman, replacing Chip Mann who served in that position since March 2013. Singleton will serve as Chairman for the 2014-2015 year.

SFA Names Rudolph Foods' Mark Singleton Chairman

February 28th, 2014

Mark Singleton, vice president of sales and marketing, Rudolph Foods Co. Inc., Lima, Ohio, becomes chairman of the Snack Food Association's (SFA) board of directors for the 2014-2015 term.

Yummy, Crunchy, Delicious Snacks, Rudolph Foods

February 12th, 2014

We recently found out that Pork Rinds have more protein and less fat then peanuts. Plus there are zero carbs and zero trans fat!

They are not only a snack but there are many recipes you can make with them. Whether you are grinding them down or using them as a way to add crunch to your meal, you can't go wrong.

Happy Pork Rind Appreciation Day PLUS a Giveaway!

February 2nd, 2014

It's the Third Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day! When you watch the Superbowl this year, you might want to grab a bag of Rudolph Foods' Pork Rinds.

I'll tell you why. Last year, Rudolph Foods donated $10,000 to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc., supporting retired NFL players in need. Rudolph Foods is once again supporting the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund this year.

Rudolph Foods - Great Super Bowl Recipes and Giveaway

January 3rd, 2014

Don't forget to stock up on Rudolph Foods Snacks for the Super Bowl this Sunday! And if you're looking for some great Super Bowl recipes for your party, I have included two great ones below. Rudolph's Pork Rinds are not only a good fit for your party, surprisingly they contain 0 g of carbs and 0 g trans fat, a healthier snack option than some tortilla snack and potato chips.

Video Review of Southern Recipe Cheesy Jalapeño Flavored Curls

September 5th, 2013

video reviewWe're not just about pork rinds and pork rind pellets ... check out this fun video review of our new Southern Recipe Cheesy Jalapeño Flavored Curls by one of our favorite Vloggers!

Calling All Truck Drivers ... Rudolph Foods Competition Ready for Entries

July 12th, 2013

What does being a truck driver mean to you? Answer that question in one or two sentences and you could win $1500 in cash. Starting Monday, Rudolph Foods is opening their competition to truck drivers as a warm-up to National Truck Driver Appreciation (September 15th-21st), where the winner will be announced ...

Pork Rind Leader Revamps Brand Packaging

July 9th, 2013

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds for the past 57 years, has introduced a modern package look for Rudolph's Pork Rinds. The redesign is intended to draw renewed attention to the Rudolph's brand.

In an effort to become more relevant to today's pork rind consumer, and represent what the Rudolph Foods brand stands for, the bag redesign was engineered to represent the look of a barbecue pit, with a Southern feel, the Lima, Ohio-based company says ...

Food Maker to Ask, 'What Does Being a Truck Driver Mean to You?'

June 11th, 2013

A food producer is marking National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21, with a 10-week campaign that will ask drivers what their profession means to them, and the writer of most popular response will win a cash prize.

Rudolph Foods in Lima, Ohio, says it wants to salute drivers "for transporting nearly all of the food to American consumers."

March Madness Bracket: Belgian Ale & Pork Rinds

March 24th, 2013

Work with me here: Until recently, I assumed "March Madness" was a reference to Alice in Wonderland a la "as mad as a March hare." Turns out its about college basketball, which, this time of year, enjoys its own pseudoscience in the form of Bracketology. Apparently, Bracketologists predict the winner of the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament using - I'm presuming - that cousin of the parenthesis, the square bracket.

Cooking With Kalota - Movie Snacks

February 28th, 2013

There's nothing I love more than to curl up with a movie, my fiancé, and some tasty treats! For this episode I've made some traditional and non traditional Italian movie snacks!

Caring Causes: Pork Rind Appreciation Day/GGAF

February 1st, 2013

Mark Singleton calls in to Talk "Gridiron Greats", Superbowl and Ray Lewis Talk.

Dennis McKinnon - Shuffling the Super Bowl & Players Dignity

January 23rd, 2013

Former NFL WR & Super Bowl Champion, Dennis McKinnion, breaks down the Super Bowl match up with the San Francisco 49ers & Baltimore Ravens; his absence for the Super Bowl Shuffle; and addresses player rights/pension through the Gridiron Greats & Rudolph Foods for National Pork Rinds Day during Super Bowl XLVII.

Show Floor Exposé

October 8th, 2012

Rudolph Foods is having a great year in the convenience channel, displaying double-digit growth, according to Mark Singleton, vice president of sales and marketing. For one, pork rinds "are a huge item in the channel, and we are a top five SKU in some markets."

At this year's NACS Show, the company will focus on showing retailers how innovative rack designs and new flavors can drive sales in their stores, and in turn, increase their bottom line ...

Pork Rinds Put the Crunch on Support for Football Legends in Need

September 28th, 2012

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturers of pork rinds, has announced its Second Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day campaign. Celebrated on the biggest football day of the year, and on the first Sunday of February, Pork Rind Appreciation Day was cemented as an annual event last year after the pork rind leader secured hundreds of thousands of consumer votes, as well as political designations. Matched each year with charitable support, in this second year, Rudolph Foods will support Gridiron Greats, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and financial assistance to former National Football League (NFL) players in dire need.

National Examiner Giveaway

September 24th, 2012 - National Examiner

You might think of pork rinds as snack food only. But they can be used in a variety of innovative ways for cooking too. This $30 giveaway of full-value coupons from Rudolph brand foods will let you enjoy their six flavors, from Original to Sweet BBQ. Rudolph's and Southern Recipe brands are sold nationwide.

Rudolph Foods employees baking more than rinds

July 29th, 2012 - Lima Ohio

LIMA - Employees of Rudolph Foods donated $800 worth of supplies to the Humane Society of Allen County. The unding for pet supplies resulted from the money raised from employee's time, effort and baking talents at this year's Rudolph Foods Cake Wheel, an attraction held at the annual Pork Rind Festival, in Harrod.

Driver appreciation campaign to award cash, rinds, duct tape

August 6th, 2012 - Dallas Observer

So now for something completely ridiculous. Rudolph Foods, maker of fine pork rinds apparently loved by truck drivers the world over, has created a video submission contest. The prize? $1500. The task? Create a video about how much you love pork rinds, Duck Tape and ... your truck.

Pork Rind Leader Says, "Thank You" To Truck Drivers

July 16th, 2012 - Big Rig Owner

Throughout the celebration, Rudolph Foods will ask truck drivers, fans and friends to record videos filling in the following phrase "3 things I always keep in my truck: a bag of pork rinds, a roll of Duck Tape® and _______." Consumers can show their creativity, spirit and love for pork rinds and duct tape through this video contest.

Driver appreciation campaign to award cash, rinds and duct tape

July 16th, 2012 - Overdrive Online

Rudolph Foods, manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, makers of Duck brand duct tape, will celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, with an eight-week campaign and a video contest. Truckers are invited to record videos filling in the phrase "Three things I always keep in my truck: a bag of pork rinds, a roll of Duck Tape, and _____." A pork rind and duct tape prize pack and $1,500 will be awarded to the best answer submitted at Rudolph Foods' Facebook page.

This Little Piggy is Going to the State Fair of Louisiana

The State Fair of Louisiana is celebrating its 105th year and is the state's largest single attraction. The founders' primary interests were to provide an institution to assist in developing the agricultural and industrial resources of the area and for the betterment of the citizens. The fairgrounds are located on 157 acres just three miles from Shreveport. We can't wait to see you all there October 26 - 27.

Southern Recipe Man's Up at the State Fair of Texas

Founded in Dallas in 1886, the State Fair of Texas organization is responsible for producing this well-known Texas-sized 24-day event showcasing top entertainment, exhibits and competition. Located in the historic Fair Park, a 277-acre complex recognized for its beautiful landscaping and unique collection of art deco architecture. Come visit us September 28 - October 12.

The Pork Rind Heritage Festival

May 20th, 2012

The 2012 Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod Ohio.

The Pork Rind Heritage Festival offers family fun, entertainment, and Rudolph Foods' famous popped pork rinds. The two day event includes live entertainment, corn hole tournaments, a 5K Run, and much more for the whole family. The festival is just a few miles from our corporate office in Harrod, Ohio. Each year Rudolph Foods donates our famous recipe pork rinds that are popped fresh during the festival for participants to enjoy.

Cinco de Mayo with Rudolph's

May 5th, 2012

Spice up Your Cinco de Mayo with a Party Pack from Rudolph Foods! Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and salty snacks wants to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. Try this recipe to add some snap to your Cinco de Mayo party and enter to WIN 1 of 3 Party Packs from Rudolph Foods!

Enter to Win a Limited Edition Pork Rind Pack

February 3rd, 2012

Rudolph Foods celebrates their 1st Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day! In honor they are giving away a Limited Edition Pork Rind Pack.What goes better with pig skin than pigskins? Rudolph Foods (Southern Recipe, Pepe's, Lee's and Rudolph's) the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, has gathered rind lovers across the nation to join in one accord in a holiday for lovers - pork rind lovers! Annually on the first Sunday of February, in coordination with the BIG GAME, Rudolph Foods, their brands and rind fans everywhere will celebrate these all-American salty snacks. The 1st Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day kicks off this Sunday with food, fanfare and fun!

Worldwide Snack Leader Unites Top Three Brands Under One e-Roof

August 25, 2010

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces a refreshed RudolphFoods.com. Updates to the website are viewable now. The family company moved forward with the online reorganization to improve appeal and usability, to highlight its top four brands and to further develop lines of communication with its consumers.

Pork Rinds Hit the High Seas with New Distribution

April 14, 2010

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest producers of branded and private label snacks, has expanded its distribution to convenience stores on Coast Guard and Navy bases nationwide beginning in early 2010. The new distribution will give Rudolph Foods the opportunity to provide an all- American, healthy snacking option to those who serve in the U.S. Military.

Authentic, Hispanic-Inspired Snack Hits C-Store and Grocery Aisles

March 1, 2009

To meet growing consumer demand for authentic, ethnic snacking options, Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of branded and private-label snack products, announced that it will unveil a new chili and lime-seasoned, puffed wheat snack to its popular line of snack products. As a new addition to Rudolph's line of wheat-based snacks, Chicharinas drive home the brand's commitment to adding even more variety to its expansive array of crunchy snacks. The new product is expected to hit grocery and C-store shelves throughout the country late summer, 2009.

Barrels Full of Rinds Debuted By International Snack Producer

September 22, 2010

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces new barrel packaging for several of its brands of pork rinds. The barrels are available now in major grocery stores nationwide. Rudolph Foods brings the higher-quantity packaging to the market for its consumers who continue to enjoy pork rinds as a nostalgic snack with family, friends and groups.

International Snack Food Expert Reaches Major Milestone

August 31, 2010

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, is pleased to celebrate its 55th anniversary. The family-owned company has built a strong tradition of success and continues to receive industry praise and awards for product innovation, unique flavors and sustainability.

Global Snack Leader Expands With Canadian Distribution

September 21, 2010

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces a distribution expansion into Canada. Rudolph's brand Churros, OnYums, Original and Sweet BBQ Pork Rinds and Tender Cracklins are available now at Liquidation World. Rudolph Foods has further expanded distribution into Canada in a strategic effort to strengthen its worldwide presence.

Pork Rind Heritage Festival 2012

Come join us for the annual Pork Rind Heritage Festival June 8-9 in Harrod, Ohio. View an entire event listing by clicking here.

Come try some Gaslamp Popcorn with us at these upcoming events!

Venue: White Park, Riverside, CA.
Date: June 2nd, 2012
Time: 1-4PM for General Admission
Event Website: http://www.tasteofbrews.com/index.html

Global Snack Leader Expands With Gaslamp Popcorn

January 23rd, 2012

Rudolph Foods Increases Presence Through Purchase of Gaslamp Popcorn

Lima, OHIO (December 28, 2011) - In a strategic effort to increase their presence in the snack food and better-for-you all-natural category, Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces the purchase of Gaslamp Popcorn. Rudolph Foods, a family-owned company has built a strong tradition of success and continues to evolve and expand with the purchase of Gaslamp. The sale, effective December 2011, includes the business and a production facility in California.

American Chuckers

January 12rd, 2012

Southern Recipe spent the 2nd year in a row in Delaware at the annual Science Channel's annual Punkin Chunkin. We sponsored a Dayton area pumpkin chucking team and got to watch them launch pumpkins over 2,000 feet!

Sweet and Smokey Snack Hits C-Stores with A Down-Home Crunch

September 1, 2011 - Lawrenceville, GA

Southern Recipe, a pork rind leader produced by Rudolph Foods - one of the world's largest manufacturers of pork rinds - announces its Sweet Southern Bar-B-Q Rings. The new snack hits South and Southeast cstore shelves in early fall. Southern Recipe is adding the Sweet Southern Bar-B-Q Rings to its product lineup as an innovative wheat snack option for on-the-go shoppers.

Pumpkin Tossing Group Catapults Students Into Higher Education

October 1, 2011 - Dayton, OH

The American Chucker Trebuchet Team is coming together once again to compete in national and local pumpkin throwing competitions, known as "Punkin Chunkin." Centered around both math and science disciplines, the execution of Pumpkin Chunkin includes regional competitions on October 14 and October 22, along with the World Championship Punkin Chunkin November 4-6, which is covered by the Science Channel globally.

Cheesy-Cajun Snack Hits C-Stores with Southern Twist

September 1, 2011 - Lawrenceville, GA

Southern Recipe, a pork rind leader produced by Rudolph Foods - one of the world's largest manufacturers of pork rinds - announces its new Cheesy Cajun Flavored Popcorn. Southern Recipe is adding this product into its family of selections as a way to expand choices for consumers who are looking for convenient snacks with distinct flavor.

Pumpkins Fly with Southern Recipe at the Annual Punkin Chunkin!

Nov 4 - Nov 6, 2011

Southern Recipe spent the 2nd year in a row in Deleware at the annual Science Channel's annual Punkin Chunkin. We sponsored a Dayton area pumpkin chucking team and got to watch them launch pumpkins over 2,000 feet!

Louisiana Loves Rinds and Cracklins: Check us out at the State Fair of Louisiana!

Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2011

We visited the State Fair of Louisiana and shared the love of Lee's Pig Skins and Southern Recipe Pork Rinds with lots of rind fans. Maybe you were one of them!

Sharing Pork Rind Love at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2011

We visited the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival and shared the love of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds with festival patrons.

Check out our pics on Facebook and watch the video here.

Truckers unwind with free rinds

LimaOhio.com - September 14th, 2011

About a half-dozen Rudolph Foods workers spent the day at the truck plaza chatting with drivers and handing our bags of spicy, barbecue and traditional pork rinds. The giveaway was the Westminster rind producer's way of sayings "thanks" to the men and women who work every day to make sure their product makes it to market.

Fifty One Year Veteran Retires From Rudolph Foods

September 13th, 2011

Rudolph Foods has announced the retirement of fifty-one year veteran Mike Reynolds.

Mark Singleton on WJEZ

August 24th, 2011

Mark Singleton discusses National Pork Rind Appreciation Day and Pig Skins for Pigskin Contest on WJEZ (Pontiac, IL)

Rudolph Chile And Lime Chicharinas Snack

VendingMarketWatch.com - August 24th, 2011

Rudolph Foods, a large manufacturer of pork rinds, announces the relaunch of Chile and Lime Chicharinas for the vending category.

Mike Willis Talks Pork Rinds

August 18th, 2011

Mike Willis talks pork rinds on WXXQ (Rockford, IL)

Rudolph Foods And Pork Rind Day!

Low Carb 360 - August 11th, 2011

Low Carb 360 reviews Rudolph Pork rinds and discusses National Pork Rind Appreciation Day.

Pork Rind Encrusted Macaroni & Cheese

Greg's Mouth - A VideoBlog from the FrozenFoodMaster - July 31st, 2011

The good people at Rudolph's Pork Rinds sent me a whole case of their product. Instead of just telling you how awesome they taste, I decided to make Pork Rind Encrusted Macaroni & Cheese.

You Barf, You Lose

Bloomberg Businessweek - July 4th, 2011

Jim Reeves was spitting blood. It was summer 2009, and the high school math teacher and competitive eater had driven eight hours from upstate New York to test his mettle at the Harrod Pork Rind Heritage Festival, the Rose Bowl of northwestern Ohio pork rind eating contests. In less varnished terms, Reeves wanted to see how many pork rinds he could shove down his throat in eight minutes-in front of 1,000 onlookers.

Pork rind appreciation leads to donation for vets

WLIO-TV (Lima, OH) - June 27th, 2011

A local company wants to combine Americas love for football with the love of certain snack foods in an effort to support wounded veterans.

The three elements might seem like a mish mash of ideas. However, Rudolph Foods, based in Westminster, is bringing them all together.

Wounded Warriors National Tour Starts Today

The Des Moines Register - June 22th, 2011

Wounded Warriors Family Support, an organization dedicated to supporting families affected by war, will start a nationwide tour in Granger today.

Dallas' Southern Recipe Sends Truckloads of Pork Rinds to Alabama Tornado Victims

The Dallas Observer - June 17th, 2011

Dallas-based Southern Recipe, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, has donated $10,000 of their pork rinds to The Today Show's Lend a Hand Tour benefiting tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama.

We're not sure if the first thought on the Alabamans' minds was, "What I wouldn't give for some pork rinds right now." But it's the thought that counts, right? And c'mon- the sight of a giant truck full of thousands of bags of pork rinds had to have been pretty great.

Today Show to Feature Local Manufacturer

WLIO-TV Lima - June 16th, 2011

The Today Show will feature a Lima food manufacturer making a huge donation Thursday. The Today Show's Lend a Hand tour will stop in Birmingham, Alabama in the morning, where Rudolph Roods Company will be sending a truckload of pork rinds.

Pork Rind Festival Returns to Harrod

The Ada Herald - June 5th, 2011

The 22nd annual Pork Rind Heritage Festival will take place in Harrod on June 10 and 11. Several events are returning to this year's agenda, including the 1K fun run, 5K run/walk, Friday night cruise in, chili cook-off, loads of games to play, live entertainment, and plenty of pork rinds to eat.

Kids Miss School Already?

The Plain Dealer - June 5th, 2011

SCHOOL'S OUT: NOW WHAT? School ends this week for many kids in Greater Cleveland. Looking for ways to enjoy the early days of summer vacation?

Mark Singleton Shares Why You Should Vote Pork Rinds on Soldiers Family Talk

SoldiersTVandRadio

Mark Singleton discusses National Pork Rind Appreciation Day on SoldiersTVandRadio.

Low Carb Dieters Find High Protein Lower Fat Snacks In Pork Rinds

The Examiner - May 2011

There is a lot of controversy about which of the diet methods is better, low carb, low fat or in between, with many health care professionals maintaining that balance is the key. I tend to agree with the "in between", with a little leaning towards the lower carb side of things, especially when it comes to eating processed carbohydrates.

Mike Willis Talks Pork Rinds

May 2011

Mike Willis talks pork rinds on WLJA-FM (Jasper, GA)

Rudolph Foods on Modern Marvels

Modern Marvels (TV Show)

Rudolph Foods was showcased on The History Channel's 'Modern Marvels'.

Sabor Y Nutricion

Baking & Snack Magazine - April 2011

Meet the food industry's newest trendsetters: Hispanic-Americans. With approximately 50 million of them living in the US, this is the country's fastest-growing population segment. According to Latinum Network, Bethesda, MD, total household spending in this demographic is expected to reach $1 trillion in 2013, and it won't stop there.

Rudolph Foods Supports the Troops

MilitaryFamily.about.com - April 2011

Whenever possible, my family and I enjoy doing business with companies that support the troops. And I know many other military families feel the same way.

In case you haven't heard, Rudolph Foods, the world's largest producer of pork rinds is on a mission to make 2012 Big Game Sunday the official National Pork Rind Appreciation Day.

Make Pepe's Part of Your Summer Fun

The Examiner, Los Angeles - April 2011

Summertime is near which means tailgating parties, Cinco de Mayo and other festivities are around the corner. I'm not much of a sports fan but I love hanging out with friends over a hot grill, drinks and good snacks.

Rudolph Foods Campaign to Benefit Wounded Warriors Family Support

The Examiner, Omaha - April 2011

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces a campaign for "National Pork Rind Appreciation Day," on the same day as The Big Game

How to Help the Wounded Warrior Project!

Army Blogger Wife - March 2011

Pork rinds, honestly, I love them. I remember when I was a kid, we would go to my grandparents ranch in Oklahoma and they would butcher the hogs, and there would always be fresh pork rinds to nibble gobble on.

I have several bags of the product that are headed over to our next FRG meeting so I can share them with the other wives in Gunner's company.

Chips, Ahoy!

Saveur.com - March 2011

George Crum, chef at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York, is often credited with being the first to serve potato chips to the public. It's likely that the chips were "invented" by Crum's sister, Katie Wicks, when, simultaneously peeling potatoes and frying crullers, she dropped a spud shaving into the deep fryer. Crum was so pleased with the result of this accident that he put the chips on the menu.

Mike Willis on WKML

Hear what Mike Willis has to say about why pork rinds need your vote.

Fayetteville, NC - 95.7 WKML Carolina - Best and Most Country - March 2011

Pork Rind Lovers Call for National Day of Appreciation

Lima, OH - February 4, 2011

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, announces a campaign for National Pork Rind Appreciation Day on the same day as The Big Game - this year falling on Sunday, February 6, 2011. The campaign has been created in an effort to help Rudolph Foods consumers celebrate pork rinds as a quirky and nostalgic snack that encourages family togetherness and tradition.

Rudolph Foods Supports Our Troops

The Frugal Military Wife - February 2011

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds just kicked off their year long campaign for National Rind Appreciation Day! For every vote for the day, the pork rind leader is donating 10 cents to the Wounded Warriors Family Support. Check it out at VotePorkRinds.com!! This is a wonderful cause to support and only takes a few seconds of your time! I have tasted Rudolph's Pork Rinds and they are in fact YUMMY snacks!!

La Jolla-area resident wins essay contest with his memories of pork rinds

La Jolla Light - February 2011

Ismael Pena's family and friends consider him a "mini-celebrity." They've even asked for the La Jollan's autograph since he won the Pepe's El Original Mi Amor Mi Chicharrones essay contest on Dec. 10, picking up a cool $3,500 prize.

Spicing Up Sales

Progressive Grocer - February 2011

Close attention to authenticity, heritage and specific taste preferences is critical to winning over the increasingly influential base of Hispanic consumers.

The Shoppers Food and Pharmacy on Riverdale Road in New Carrolton, Md., and the Giant Food supermarket on Arliss Street in Silver Spring, about 12 miles away, have one important factor in common: They understand the need to serve a diverse customer base, including a large mix of customers of Hispanic heritage.

International Snack Maker Raises The Bar With New Food Safety Initiative

Lima, OH - Feburary 1, 2011

Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds and one of the world's largest manufacturers of private and branded label snack products, is announcing their Lima manufacturing facility is now certified level 2 by the SQF Institute. The Safe Quality Food Program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable product available.

In the Driver's Seat

Baking & Snack Magazine - January 2011

During the past two years, a trend has emerged among consumers, one that is shaped by awareness of what is purchased, how much is spent and with which companies the money is spent. This evolution of value-based thinking can be traced back initially to 2008, when the first stirrings of disharmony rippled throughout the economy and triggered the subsequent desire for consumers to take greater control of their lives.

A Prize Fit for a Man Cave

Hattiesburg, MS - January 18, 2011

Tommy and Gene Watkins thought entering a Southern Recipe contest would be the perfect opportunity to change their man cave. Although the brothers from Petal didn't win the grand prize, they won second place out of 50 entries. Their prize was a Kegerator for the converted shop they use for sports gatherings. "We were excited," said Gene Watkins. "The man cave is pretty good but it can be improved."