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We Tried These Microwave Pork Rinds from Amazon & They’re Magical

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Microwaveable Pork Rinds? 😲

Missing the crispy crunch of your favorite snack foods since you’ve gone keto? Well friends, today I’m sharing a product with ya that is not only keto-friendly, but it’s also delicious and super easy to whip up.

Plus, you can grab it from Amazon, which if you’re like me, you’re already ordering from there every day anyway so go ahead and add it to your cart! 😁 And we’ve even got a deal for ya! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to get the promo code.


bag of microwave pork rinds

Recently, Collin, Stetson, and I tried out the Chef Piggy Tail Microwave Pork Puffies Pork Rinds. I was a little skeptical when the bag arrived. It was a black bag that contained small rectangular pieces that resembled little glass tiles. I kept thinking how in the world are these going to ever turn in to pork rinds. 


Let’s get to cookin’…

pork rind pellets

The instructions are easy enough, simply spread some of the pork rind pellets on a paper plate or on a paper towel and cook on high in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Woah, it really was that easy!

Keep in mind that microwave cooking times may vary depending on the wattage, so you may have to add an additional 10 seconds or so on to your cooking time if they don’t quite puff up all the way.

If you’re really wanting to be fancy, you can throw them in the oven, air fryer, or even the deep fryer. But ain’t nobody got time for that, so the microwave was what I used for mine! 😂

pork rinds in microwave on paper towel

Chef Piggy Tail Microwave Pork Puffies Pork Rinds (original flavor) Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 60 | Fat: 2g | Total Carbs: 0g | Dietary Fiber 0g | Sugars 0g | Protein 9g

Ingredients in the original/plain flavor: Just pork & salt


pork rinds

One of the things I loved most about these pork rinds is that there are no weird ingredients — just pork and salt in the original/plain variety that I tried. Plus, I usually buy a bag of pork rinds and they will go stale before I can finish them, so I really love that you can cook individual serving sizes at a time.

There are other flavors available including Chipotle, Cinnamon Sugar, Habanero, Jalapeno, Sassy Red Pepper, and Smokey BBQ. Unfortunately, they are not keto-friendly as the other varieties all contain sugar. But maybe Chef Piggy Tail will release an exclusive keto line in the future! 😋


pork rinds in salsa

These Chef Piggy Tail Pork Rinds puffed right up and gave me that crunch that I love so much! I used mine to dip into some homemade guacamole and salsa, but you really can use them for anything… even to replace chips and have nachos! YUMMO!


woman eating pork rinds with salsa in kitchen

On the fence? Here’s why Collin and Stetson love Chef Piggy Tail Pork Rinds

These pork rinds are the most magical things ever! I was shocked that you can make two gallons of pork rinds from just one bag! I loved how crunchy and fresh they are, plus the perfect dipper for keto queso and salsa. Next time I’m going to season them a bit and have as my popcorn replacement when I’m watching a movie with my hubby! Bye popcorn, hello microwavable pork rinds! 🙌” – Collin


“I’ve gotta admit, I was so confused when I opened the bag, and thought this was so NOT going to turn into pork rinds. Boy was I wrong! These were really tasty and something I would for sure eat again.”Stetson


Ready to give them a try? We’ve got a deal for you!

pork rinds on paper towel

We reached out to the fine folks over at Chef Piggy Tails and through September 30th, they are offering an exclusive discount for all of our amazing Hip2Keto readers. You can save 15% off your purchase of the original flavor bag when you use promo code 15BUYRINDS at checkout.

Here’s the deal…

Chef Piggy Tail Microwave Pork Puffies Pork Rinds $16.95
Use promo code 15BUYRINDS (save 15%)
Final cost only $14.41!

*Please note that you must use the link above to receive the discount and you may not have to enter the promo code. 


a pork rind dipped in Mexican queso dip

Need a low carb dip for your pork rinds? Give one of these delicious recipes a try!


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Comments 6

  1. Christal Meyer

    I just ordered this today. Thank you for the promo code.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Christal! You’re so very welcome🥰 I hope you enjoy them!

    • Christal Meyer

      these are not turning out like your picture. My microwave is only 5 years old. I’m not happy with this product. I will try to put them in the air fryer to see if I have better luck.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Oh darn! Microwave cooking time can vary. You may need to add an additional 10 seconds or so on to your cooking time if they don’t quite puff up completely. Hope you enjoy them in the air fryer!

  2. lilpinkpiggies

    Thank you!!! I need to try these’ I have about 6 bags of opened rinds that are stale lol

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      LOL! You’re so welcome! Hope you enjoy these too!

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