Meet the Celebrities Who Eat Pork Rinds

Meet the Celebrities Who Eat Pork Rinds

April 28, 2021 3 min read

Since the beginning, pork rinds have been enjoyed by real people.

Who are these real people? You know ‘em  they’re you and me. We’re the folks grinding through a low-carb, keto diet while we run our kids (or furbabies) to their umpteenth play date.

For years, society looked down on us for eating chicharrones, cracklins, and pork rinds. We tried to convince our friends to eat ‘em, but they wouldn’t listen.

“Peasants!”, they called us. Well, the jokes finally on them.

Thanks to pork skin’s collagen protein, good fat, and nearly zero carb content, celebrities and other trend-setters are finally aboard the rind train.

Here’s where we say: “I told you so".

Chrissy Teigen & Elizabeth Banks

Chrissy Teigen waves at the camera

Salty and sweet just can’t be beat, even when we’re working with cookies and meat. (Isn’t rhyming fun?) And our celebrity foodie friends know just how to mix and match this perfect combo.

American model Chrissy Teigen and actress Elizabeth Banks have been known to tweet a recipe or two that they’re fond of. So, when a Peanut Butter Pork Rind cookie recipe was shared between the two, you can imagine the storm they stirred up.

“Pork rinds IN cookies??” Yes. It’s not crazy, it’s delicious... genius some might say. If you don’t believe us, then you can just head on back to the fourth grade to learn some basic manners: don’t judge a book by its cover.

Speaking of pork rind-related desserts, check out our recipe for The Greatest Keto Dessert Ever.

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson eating pork rinds on his couch

Even back in the golden hours of cartoons, pork rinds were a rising star -- making one of its first small-screen debuts on The Simpsons in the 90’s. Coincidence that this tasty treat is featured on what is now one of television’s longest running shows? We think not. 😏

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz saying "oh yeah" and drinking from a bottle of wine.


Who’s cooler than Cameron Diaz? No, really, we don’t know… but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. What we DO know, though, is that she has quite the reputation as a former American actress, author, producer, model and all that jazz… and we think that’s pretty cool.

We also know that her taste buds are in working order, as she’s been known to talk about her unashamed love for chicharrones. After spending several months filming in the U.K., Cameron fell in love with our overseas brother: pork scratchings. Though she received some criticism for her interest in such a “greasy treat,” she’s held true to what she believes in: darn good snacks.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

At HQ, we're big Ninja Turtles fans for good reason. Since the 90s, they've been reppin' pork rinds and we have the gif receipts to prove it.

Any true Ninja Turtle fan might recall the crunching from the first movie when Michelangelo and Donatello find themselves snacking on pork rinds while their brothers argue. Our takeaway? Even family feuds aren’t enough to break the bond between man (or should we say turtle) and their rinds.

Cardi B

Cardi B wearing a a shiny outfit and walking towards the camera clapping for a Pepsi commercial.

This woman on a mission has stolen the hearts of music lovers everywhere… and she’s certainly stolen ours with her love for snacks. But not just any snacks.

Her professed love for pork rinds has manifested itself into partnerships we’re sure other artists have only dreamed of.

Snack on, Cardi. Snack on.

Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

Remember those childhood days, sitting on the back porch, enjoying a whole mess of pork rinds? Rick Bobby sure does, as he explained in one his many commercial bits from Talladega Nights

His sarcastic tone may have you convinced Bob Dawson’s Diet Pork Rinds are a joke, but, take it from us, Ricky’s love for pork rinds couldn’t be more sincere!

Pork Rinds & Pop Culture

Dolly Parton doing a head tilt

There are countless other examples of pork rinds in American film, television, and even video games (Cuphead, anyone?).

It's no surprise, really.

We like to think of pork rinds as the Dolly Parton of snack foods: everyone who gives 'em a try seems to like them. Rinds are popular in cities, suburbs, and small towns. They are modern but also nostalgic. So yeah, just like Dolly Parton, right?

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