Taste Test – Hormel Pickled Pigs Feet, Hocks, Tidbits

One of my favorite snacks is pickled pigs feet, hocks or tidbits from Hormel. My mother would purchase the pigs feet when I was a kid and I was the only one in the family besides her who enjoyed them. At first I would only eat the meat portion leaving the fat and skin for mom. I think it was the slimy consistency that put me off initially.

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The pork hocks and tidbits are completely boneless and have more meat than the pigs feet. I enjoy all three but prefer the hocks as you get both meat and skin in good proportion. When tasting the first thing you will notice is the strong acidic bite from the vinegar and then the texture. The meat is firm and has a nice pickled flavor while the fat and skin is slimy and silky soft. If you enjoy strong pickles and can get past the textural aspects of the product this is a great albeit not very healthy snack treat.