Okay, first I'll admit that these are not exactly healthy eating! Pork rinds deep fried typically with a lot of salt. Yeah, these are not to be eaten on a regular basis. In fact, traditionally hogs were slaughtered in the fall down south. The meat was salted down. All portions were used by Black Americans, the descendants of slaves. No part was considered a waste to be thrown away. That included the skin. Presto, cracklins were born. There is even aCracklin Trail for those who are real fans of the treat.