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It’s National Grilled Cheese Month!

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! This delicious treat has more to it than you might think. No rind-lovin’ man is gonna settle for a dainty tea sandwich! Who says you have to stop at one slice of American cheese? Why even bother using the traditional frying pan? It’s time we take a stand … for a stand out food and its crunchy pork rind sidekick! Check out our grilled cheese sammy that’s a not-so-lean, mean, appetite hunger-crushing machine!

Rudolph’s Pork Rinds invite every rind-lovin’ man to challenge the ordinary. Here’s one grilled cheese recipe that donut and pork rind lovers everywhere will melt for!

Rudolph's Original Pork Rinds and Rudolph's Pork Rinds Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese and Pork Rind Donut
Your favorite type of cheese
Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds

Fire up the grill! Use a bread knife to cut your donut in half lengthwise, creating two slices. Flip them inside out and lay them sliced side up on a plate. Spread both pieces with softened butter.
Build your sandwich by placing one slice of donut, butter side down, on your hot grill. Layer cheese, pork rinds, and the remaining donut half. Cook until browned and cheese is melted.

March Madness: Recipes worth Crunching over

We’re just about ready to celebrate every green blade of grass and tiny bud on the tree that we see. That’s why to us, March Madness is a reason to get excited! Whether the basketball teams in your bracket this year have got you cheering or sneering, don’t miss the opportunity to host a crunchy game day party with Rudolph’s pork rinds!

If the cold weather is getting to you, here’s one delicious remedy that you’ll want to hold onto: Pork Roll Ups made with pork rinds.


Between the stick-to-your-ribs pork cutlets and the savory Rudolph’s Pork Rinds, this low-carb main dish will make your mouth water. Each bite will warm you from the inside out. Oh! Did we mention that there’s sausage too? Ah … we bet your mouth is watering now! See you on the court!


Crunch through National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month! If you’re a passionate pork rind lover, we’ve got the facts and figures to make you feel even better about indulging in your favorite snack.


All Rudolph’s Pork Rinds fans know that these crispy bites of goodness are maxed out in protein. With 17 grams in each serving, they’re a great way to end a work out and repair muscles, cartilage, and tissues. But did you know that pork rinds, by nature, are also rich in gelatin? Gelatin, an animal protein, is high in glycine, which promotes sleep, helps to ease joint pain, and contains easy to digest calcium that can help support healthy bones.

Rudolph's Pork Rind Salmon Cakes Recipe
This month, if you’re looking for a way to splurge at dinner time without ruining a day of healthy eating, give Lorrie’s Famous Pork Rind Salmon Cakes a taste. Combine the benefits found in pork rinds with the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse meal!


Add a Little Cold Weather Crunch

We’re just about ready to celebrate every green blade of grass on the baseball diamond. If the cold weather is getting to you, here’s one crunchy rind remedy that you’ll want to hold onto: Pork Roll Ups.
Between the stick-to-your-ribs pork cutlets and the savory taste of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds, this low-carb main dish will make your mouth water. Did we mention that there’s sausage too? Ok, now we bet your mouth is watering! See you on the ball field!


Attack the Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month! And yes, you got it … we’re ALL about that! We’re going to take full advantage each day by celebrating all of the pork rind snacking benefits!

Pork rinds. All day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.


Did you know that pork rinds are paleo-friendly? That’s right, eating like a caveman has never been easier. Each salty, crisp bite of rind heaven is packed full of protein. Rudolph’s Pork skins have zero carbs, giving them a low glycemic index, and only 5 g of fat per serving, over half of that fat is “good fat”.

You’ll never be satisfied with that greasy bag of potato chips again. Whether you’re craving Rudolph’s Original Flavored Pork Rinds, zesty Hot & Spicy flavor, or even whipping up Rudolph’s Chicharrones Quesadillas for the next basketball game, there’s always a snack celebration to make your February epic!

Celebrate Pork Rind Appreciation Day

Play Pass the Pig Skin
Do you hear it? The crunch heard ’round the world in appreciation of the best tasting pork rind snack around! Pork Rind Appreciation Day is right around the corner. It’s so close you can almost taste it!
Imagine this: It’s finally February 1st. Pork Rind Appreciation Day and, oh yeah, the Big Game too! You’re clutching a shiny bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds in your hands and you can see those tasty, salty bites of pigskin just waiting to be devoured. You open the bag and the next thing you know … you’re in pork rind heaven.
Rudolph's Pork Rinds
Don’t forget to play Pass the Pigskin with former NFL player Ickey Woods and Coach Ditka. Last chance to enter to WIN $3,500 and FREE pork rinds for a year! Hurry, time’s almost up to play and win!

A Big Crunchy Snack for the Big Game

Unless you’re planning on heading to Arizona for the Super Bowl this year, it looks like you might be spending it on your couch. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that! As a matter of fact, there are a few benefits to homegating for the Big Game:

1. You can watch the game pants-less. Would the University of Phoenix Stadium let you do the same?

2. You can create an awesome game day menu that rivals any of the food vendors you might see at the stadium (but we do recommend putting your pants back on while you cook).

A little (and easy) preparation goes a long way. Start with Rudolph’s Cheese Bites covered in crushed pork rinds! Follow that up with some easy Beefy Rudolph’s Pork Rind Burgers and some Rudolph’s Peanut Butter Pork Rind Bars and you’re in a pork rind lover’s paradise.


Add a Little Crunch to Your Holiday!

Stocking stuffers, candy canes and pork rinds … Christmas has never been crunchier! Turn your Ho, Ho, Ho season into a crunchy celebration with the best tasting pork rinds around! Here are 3 fun ways to use Rudolph’s Pork Rind snacks during the holiday season!

1. Create a salty, sweet and crunchy treat for guests to snack on while they visit! Our Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds are the perfect addition to any holiday (and easy to make)!
2. Fill your family’s stocking with their favorite flavor of rind snacks! No need to fight the crowds, make it easy on yourself and order them all online now!
3. Forget the plate of cookies for Santa, he’s looking for a protein packed snack to keep him going all through the night. Rudolph’s Pork Rinds have more protein than peanuts and with zero carbs and no trans fat, you just might get off the Naughty List after all.

Win $3,500 and a Year’s Worth of Pork Rinds!

Celebrate Pork Rind Appreciation Day by playing Pass the Pigskin Game with Ickey Woods & Coach Ditka and you could WIN $3,500 and a year’s worth of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds! Each day you play or share our game with a friend, you’ll be automatically entered to WIN!

And as an added bonus, with each store or online purchase of Rudolph’s, Southern Recipe, Pepe’s and Lee’s snacks, we’ll make a donation to Coach Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats – a non profit organization whose mission is to support former NFL players in dire need of medical and financial assistance.

What are you waiting for? Play now … and play every day to increase your odds of winning!


Rudolph's Pork Rinds


Tailgating … With a Pork Rind Crunch!

It’s estimated that 50 million Americans are proud to call themselves tailgaters. That’s a whole lot of fans in need of food to fuel up for gameday! We’re here to make sure you don’t fumble with your snacking lineup.
Is it just coincidence that you eat pig skin while watching the ol’ pigskin being tossed around? At Rudolph’s, we think not! Just in time for the peak of tailgate season, we huddled up to share this list of tailgate trivia sure to get you pumped up for the big game.

It’s Crunch Time:

• 35% of tailgaters are so dedicated to pregame events that they never even enter the stadium.

• 40% of tailgaters start their festivities 5 hours before kickoff and tailgate 6-10 times per season.

• According to a study by the PR Newswire, the best tailgating cities are Baltimore, Denver, Houston, San Diego and Cincinnati.

• 95% of tailgaters actually prepare food at the stadium.

• It’s not uncommon to eat over 3,000 calories at a tailgate, but did you know that pork rinds are a healthier way to add crunch and flavor to your favorite bites? A serving of pork rinds have 0 grams of carbs, 9 grams of protein and only 5 grams of fat.

Rudolph Foods Pork Rinds and Snacks

Check out these pork rind recipes you can make with Rudolph’s Pork Rinds for your next parking lot party … or living room celebration.

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