HBS PORK SCRATCHING NEWS 2007

17th december 2007
HAIRY BAR SNACKS - Pork Scratchings Newsletter
This will be a very infrequent affair, just a roundup of bundles of news.
You only have to submit your email address, and we wont give it away to anyone else!
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16th November 2007
HAIRY BAR SNACKS helps you with your SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
Your favorite Pork Scratchings website has succumbed to the force of facebook!
All is explained here.

14th November 2007
Genius Junk Food - 6 formerly forbidden snacks that are actually good for you.
Guess whats coming next!... Click here to find out.

13th November 2007
TWO new London pubs have been added, both from Soho.
Click here to see more information about The Old Coffee House, Soho.
Click here to see more information about The Blue Posts, Soho.

23rd October 2007
The furthest pub from our base has been added, if I were to go to egypt, I'd go there!
The Smugglers - El Gouna - Egypt

13th October 2007
TWO new London pubs have been added, one from Soho, one from Shoreditch.
Click here to see more information about The Coach and Horses, Soho.
Click here to see more information about The Owl and Pussycat, Shoreditch.

12th October 2007
Not scratchings news AGAIN, but a couple more nice beer sites.
With a core team of 5 or so reviewers, and quite a few other hangers on, their aim is to log their London pub experiences and to give you something to read on a slow Thursday afternoon in work! Cool. Click here to visit Full Pint.
Are you thirsty? In need of a pint but just don't know where to go? Then let them help you... Click here to visit the Random Pub Finder.

23rd September 2007
Not scratchings news, but a couple of nice beer sites.
Rate the beer you drink! Click here to visit rate beer.
Bottled Beer Database! Click here to visit bottled beer.

18th September 2007
A new pub submitted by porky phil, he's been propping up the bar in sunny Romford.
Click here to see more information about the Durham Arms in Romford

17th September 2007
A new london bar has been added, not much to say except the more pubs we do, the better.
Click here to see more information about the George Pub in Soho

15th September 2007
An industrial size bag all the way from sunny Spain!
Click here to see the large bag.

24th August 2007
TV ANNOUNCEMENT! The One Show on BBC1 called me! They wanted to know some info on our hairy friends. It seems that they are doing a series of articles where famous people try to persuade others of the virtues of their region. This article is by Toyah Wilcox, who being from Walsall, loves Pork Scratchings. keep your eyes open for the episode, it should be good.

24th August 2007
A new Covent Garden Pub!
Click here to see more information about The Cross Keys - Covent Garden - London

21st August 2007
2 new Soho pubs added! and one of them doesn't even sell scratchings, well it must be good then!
Click here to see more information about The Blue Posts - Soho - London
Click here to see more information about The Dog and Duck - Soho - London

12th August 2007
NEW Pork Scratching Tshirts in the shop.
These you will either love or hate, but I assure you everyone who does not like scratchings will hate them.
Click here to see these great new Pork Scratching Tshirts

11th August 2007
A new review, MS - Traditional Pork Scratchings, Let's just say, they were very nice.
Click here to read the review

10th August 2007
Welcome to the New Forest National Park they do have a sense of humour.

09th August 2007
A picture of the biggest scratching ever sent! many thanks to HBS fan Andy MacLellan.
Click here to see these great images

07th August 2007
4, YES! 4 new pubs added!
Click here to see more information about The Three Colts - Buckhurst Hill - Essex
Click here to see more information about The White Horse - Soho - London
Click here to see more information about The Hollybush - Loughton - Essex
Click here to see more information about The Anchor - Cambridge

22nd July 2007
A Pork Scratchings related advert for WKD.
click here to take a look.

12th July 2007
Take a look at our new section.
We now have a most excellent PORK SCRATCHING VIDEOS section, so click here to take a look.

2nd July 2007
2 new pack pictures & 2 new scratching pictures, both from G Simmons & Sons.
G Simmons & Sons Pork Scratchings: See Pack See Scratching
G Simmons & Sons Pork Crunch: See Pack See Scratching

1st July 2007
3 new pubs and one good enough to be included without selling scratchings!
Click here to see more information about The Wheatsheaf - Loughton - Essex
Click here to see more information about The Chequers - Barkingside - Essex
Click here to see more information about The Doctor Johnson - Barkingside/Clayhall - Essex

30th June 2007
Black deer adds Pickled Eggs to the Bar Snacks!

29th June 2007
A nice way to dispose of the packet after being eaten, folded into a nice neat triangle.
Click here to take a look

28th June 2007
Thai Food: Issan food: "Nam Toc Moo" (spicy barbequed pork salad) with pork scratchings !
Click here to take a look

25th June 2007
New bag: PUB Original Pork Scratchings, very small pub size bag
Click here to take a look

20th June 2007
Facebook Group, Pork Scratching - King of Pub Snacks update.
Hairy Bar Snacks has been endorsed by the Pork Scratching - King of Pub Snacks facebook group.
Their leader Simon Nieminski (Edinburgh) liked what he saw, so in return, we at HBS endorse the Pork Scratching - King of Pub Snacks facebook group. They say that I am the 'Master of the Hairyweb', i say 'cheers!'

19th June 2007
Facebook Group, Pork Scratching - King of Pub Snacks
I have been on this facebook thingy, and there are a few pork scratching fans on there! join up and have a look for:
none of which were started by me!

18th June 2007
Two new Pub reviews added, both with in and outside pictures!
Click here to see more information about The Bull - Theydon Bois - Essex
Click here to see more information about The Queen Victoria - Theydon Bois - Essex

5th June 2007
Three new reviews added, all with pack pics and scratching pics!
Bobby's Pork Crackles review
Mr Porky Brown Sauce Crispy Bacon Bites review
MS Authentic Black Country Pork Scratchings review

4th June 2007
A new bar added, The Bath House in Soho, London.
Click here to see more information about The Bath House - Soho - London

25th May 2007
A lot more people came to the site over the last few days, so i had a look around to find out why.
Those nice chaps at b3ta.com have been talking scratchings.
Click here to read more (it's 2/3rds of the way down the page)

6th May 2007
The New York Times have written an article, you might be interested to read it too!
Suddenly, Pork Rinds Are Classy Crunch

25th April 2007
Someone has called this website: The best pubsnack website in the world... (and it wasn't us! many thanks Ducatiboy749)
Click here to take a look.

12th April 2007
A REALLY old London pub has been added to the bars section, The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell, London.
Click here to see more information about The Jerusalem Tavern - Clerkenwell - London.

9th April 2007
A Picture of a very big and oddly shaped scratching, but this time HBS regular has added a ruler!
Click here to see more.

22nd March 2007
A Picture of a very big and oddly shaped scratching
Click here to see more.

15th March 2007
well sorry for the delay, we don't seem to get time to write the reviews as quickly as you would like, and it takes even longer to get them up on the site, however, here is the latest batch!
Albert Heign Knabbelspek review
Albert Heign Knabbelbacon review
Mr Porky Prime Cut Pork Scratchings review
Ricks Quality Pork Scratchings review
Ricks Pork Scratchings review
Stour Valley - Pork Scratchings review

12th March 2007
Well here is the complete range from their site. Red Mill, Producer of the ever popular Mr. Porky's range, has had a facelift, Click here to see more from their site.
Red Mill - Pork Scratchings
Red Mill - Pork Crunch
Red Mill - Pork Crackles
Red Mill - Prime Cut Scratchings
Red Mill - Brown Sauce Crispy Bacon Bites
Red Mill - Tomato Sauce Crispy Bacon Bites

4th March 2007
A Picture from the other side of the world!
Click here to see more.

27th February 2007
A great new bar added from a night out in Loughton!
Click here to see more information about The Black Deer - Loughton - Essex

19th February 2007
Pack and Scratching picture added from last years visit to the historic village of Castle Hedingham.
Click here to see more information about The Bell Inn - Castle Hedingham
See the Pack
See the Scratching

17th February 2007
We have found a few packs on our travels. The most popular brand in the UK, has had a bit of a facelift! A new Black Bag and a new FLAVOURED Pork Crackles!
Mr Porky NEW Black Bag - review coming soon.
Mr Porky NEW Black Bag Scratching
Mr Porky Crispy Bacon Flavour Bites

16th February 2007
And just to complete the mini update, here are the packs for the 4 new scratching pictures shown in yesterdays update!
Albert Heijn - Knabbelbacon pack
Albert Heijn - Knabbelbacon scratching
Albert Heijn - Knabbelspek pack
Albert Heijn - Knabbelspek scratching
Rick's Quality Pork Scratchings
Rick's Pork Scratchings

14th February 2007
Homer J. Simpson, eating everyone's favourite snack, Pork Rinds! A valentines gift?
Click here to see the badge

4th January 2007
Happy New Year!
This is the biggest scratching we have ever seen, Click here to see it.
Pimp That Snack is a great website, users take snacks to their limit, and show what they're capable of with a little ingenuity, a little cash, and a lot of imagination. Basically they make huge copies or regular snacks. They do both beefy Pimping work, called Pimping Projects and cosmetic economy pimps, called Simple Pimps.