Great discovery for those of you that like (or can tolerate LOL) pork rinds - this brand really is a different animal altogether from Bakenetts, pun shamelessly intended. They have a lighter, crispy-rather-than-crunchy texture, and their seasoning mixes are toprate. Pleasantly "zippy" chili-lime, subtle sweetness to the BBQ, great Hot BBQ, (I use these a lot for cooking - the "hot" is awesome for the above mentioned meatloaf, croquettes and also as breading for pork chops - the rest of my family, kids included, loves 'em) and the Salt & Vinegar is what you'd expect - salty and vinegary. If you take a look at their seasonings on the nutritional info pages you'll find that they have some common "scary" ingredients - yeasts, corn starch, etc, so I pretty much assume that the flavored versions have about 2 grams or so per serving.
OK, enough about pork rinds for now (I'm perpetuating the pork rind and bacon myth about low carbing!) and onto some others I've forgotten about. Has anyone noticed the DRASTIC improvement in the taste of Atkins bars? As I mentioned, I have to eat breakfast, but I'm frequently too lazy to actually cook it, so these come in especially handy with a cup of coffee. They seem to lack that horrible "protein blend" taste almost altogether, which is pretty amazing.
Lately I'm also seeing a large assortment of flavored nuts and pumpkin seeds available everywhere - and I love that "chili lime" seems to be one of the seasonings of the day.
Sorry for so much chattering here - but I have to admit it's been inspiring to remind myself of the weird tips and tricks and legitimately wonderful snacks & read about your success with lowcarb, too.
For those of you that are considering or doing lowcarb for the first time OR are giving it another go-round and the weight isn't dropping as fast as you'd like, you might want to check out www.lowcarbluxury.com/goldenshot.html.
It's an interesting idea - with many of us, you get one golden shot to do it right the FIRST time and lose the weight quickly. Going "off and on the wagon" might result in it being a bit more difficult the next time around. Personally, I lost 14lbs in the first two weeks back in '99, but this time, three weeks into it, I've dropped 5lbs. It's a PITA, and makes me wonder WHAT I was thinking by letting a couple of lbs creep up on me after all this time, especially since maintaining the loss for years and years was so easy. But my approach has always been laid back, so I'm just hanging in there, keeping the "stix" turned, and noting the other positive effects.
And babbling at y'all in the meantime. ;-)