Why Did PSW Start?
I've been a big fan of pork scratchings since the start of my drinking
days. Over the years, I've found out that some of my other
friends are more than a bit partial to a few as well. We've spent many
a merry hour discussing the merits of different makes, different styles
and oddities of the scratching world.
I hit paydirt in 1999, when I started working on a
contract in the West Midlands in the UK, where I found huge mounds of
scratchings on sale at many of the local butchers. I had found what
appeared to be the capital of the pork scratching world in West
Bromwich! I proceeded to induct my colleagues into their spicey
delights, and we got through between 1 and 5 bags a day. Not the titchy
commercial bags you get in some pubs and supermarkets, but big, salty,
encrusted, flavoursome chunks, often with the best part of a pork chop
When I told people that I had seen mention of
scratchings on the Web, I decided to bring things together in one