SNACK FIND ! PROTERMARS CRISPY AIR-DRIED SNACKS

We spotted Protermars air dried crispy pork snacks and chicken snacks online at The Range and as The Range doesn’t carry the beef variety we haven’t been able to try that yet.

At The Range, the pork snacks are £1 more than the chicken snacks 10.99 vs 9.99 but you get 6 x 25g bags in a box and free delivery. The snacks aren’t available in store.

All varieties of the air dried meat snacks are available from Protermars, which is based at Widdington, near Saffron Walden, in Essex. Currently (03/03/22) only the pork and chicken snacks are in stock, at 9.99 for 6 x 25g bags with free delivery. Home – protermars-snacks

The crispy snacks can also be bought from Amazon UK. Same 9.99 price for 6 x 25g bags with free delivery. Not an Amazon Prime item however, so no next day delivery.

Okay so here’s the nutritional info..

400g of fresh British pork tenderloin is used, to make 100g of the crispy pork snacks. Air drying at temperature 90C 194F destroys all bacteria and gives the snacks a 12 month shelf life. 100g of the pork snacks = 85.1g protein. 10.9g fat , 0.5g carbs, 0.5g fibre, 0.1g sugar, 0.5g salt. No added sugar, sweeteners, preservatives or colourants. They are slightly salted.

Per 25g bag: 2.7g fat, 0.1g carbs, zero sugar, 21.3g protein, 0.1g fibre, 0.1g salt.

The look of the pork snacks resembles strips of prosciutto (Parma ham) and although crunchy, they are semi-transparent. Definite pork/bacon taste without being too salty.

Photo by Théroigne S B G Russell

These pork snacks are a tastier, keto alternative to bacon-flavour crisps for packed lunches. The 25g bag size makes it pocket-friendly, so it’s a portable snack which won’t melt. They could also be used as part of an at home TV snack alone or with guests. BUY

The air dried crispy chicken snacks use 400g of British chicken breasts to make 100g of finished product and they are labelled as slightly salted with 0.49g salt per 100g, 0.12 salt per 25g bag.

Per 100g: 85.2g protein, 4.4g fat, 1g carbs (sugar), 0.1g fibre, 0.49 salt. Per 25g bag, that’s 1.1g fat, 0.25g carbs (sugar), 21.3g protein, 0.02g fibre, 0.12g salt.

Photo by Théroigne S B G Russell

Visually, the chicken snacks are bigger than cornflakes, but smaller than crisps, in size. They do look quite similar to crisps (chips) however. Though they do taste of chicken, if you are used to chicken-flavour crisps, the taste is much more subtle. If you’re a fan of Walkers Salt & Shake crisps, they taste very similar, but chicken-y.

Again, these are a keto, high protein snack. Portable in your pocket, packed lunch or in front of the TV. BUY

If you’ve been missing crisps, buying these crispy snacks will put the crunch back in your life !

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