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Steve Carell Has Hilarious Reaction After Eating Pork Scratchings For The First Time

Emily Brown

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Steve Carell Has Hilarious Reaction After Eating Pork Scratchings For The First Time

You'd think someone who spent years playing a character who eats bacon cooked on a grill that also cooked his own foot would make Steve Carell pretty much immune when it comes to questionable pork products, but his reaction after eating pork scratchings proves that is definitely not the case. Check it out:

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Any Brits who are regulars at the pub, have meat-eating parents who love nibbles along with their drinks, or are even just simply big fans of the crackling on a pork joint, will be all too familiar with the concept of a pork scratching.

When considered simply as a product you can find behind the bar it's not really that strange, but when you start to think about exactly what pork scratchings are made of, the question of why people choose to eat them starts to worm its way into your brain.

This is pretty much exactly what happened when Carell came face to face with the snack during an episode of LADbible's 'Snack Wars', when he pitted the salty, crunchy snack against the more typical American snack, beef jerky.

After getting over the revelation that the brand name was Mr Porky, Carell questioned what the snack actually was and learned that they're essentially just crunchy fat.

Carrell was not blown away by the taste of pork scratchings. Credit: LADbible
Carrell was not blown away by the taste of pork scratchings. Credit: LADbible

Following this revelation, Carell commented: "You made it sound that much better... There's Mr Porky, that's him, and he looks so excited and happy, and they're called scratchings which is cute, and then you say, 'It's just fat'."

In spite of his understandable reservations over eating pure fat, The Office actor then popped one of the snacks into his mouth and delivered that telling crunch as he bit into it.

It quickly became clear he wasn't a fan as he grimaced, saying: "All right, oh, that's so gross."

Perhaps not the best advert for Mr Porky, Carell then had to take a minute before admitting that while he didn't want to 'get into trouble' with the brand, pork scratchings are 'not for [him]'.

Carrell voted for beff jerky over pork scratchings. Credit: LADbible
Carrell voted for beff jerky over pork scratchings. Credit: LADbible

Though it hasn't found a fan in Carell, Mr Porky has actually won awards for its scratchings, which are made 'with the signature crunch and meaty taste'.

As well as the classic scratchings, the company offers hand cooked scratchings made 'using only the best rind of the pig and dusted with a generous helping of our signature salty seasoning', as well as crispy strips, which 'taste like pork scratchings but have a bite like crispy bacon rinds'. Maybe one of those would be more up Carell's street?

Featured Image Credit: LADbible

Topics: Food And Drink, TV and Film, Celebrity

Emily Brown
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