Would You Swap Pub Grub Pork Scratchings for "Cock Scratchings"?

By Gerald Lynch on at

A pint of bitter, a gin and tonic and a bag of your finest deep-fried chicken skin please, barkeep!

The Camden branch of BrewDog, the trendy pub chain renowned for its own-brewed craft beers, is looking to shake up the standard crisps, peanuts or pork scratchings accompaniment that is usually offered up by pubs alongside your bevvie. It's taking a punt on "Cock Scratchings", produced by Ed Jones, crunchy deep-fried chicken skin sold in £2.25 bags. They're said to be just as crispy as a good pork scratching as they are made from cockerel skins rather than hen, and far more tasty than their porcine equivalents. Ed Jones, a pop-restaurant veteran, is now taking orders from pubs up and down the country, meaning the snack could soon become a bar-crawl staple.

Is it time for a bar food shake-up? We've already seen hardy pub dinners go the way of the gastro -- should our bar-side snacks do the same? Or do we need to defend our traditional nibbles from this cock-strutting upstart?

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