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Could these be the first Pork Scratchings to be eaten in the Antarctic?

Last year Oink was approached by The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition team, to help fuel the explorers with high protein, high energy tasty snacks that could be enjoyed in the harsh climate of Antarctica. We were very excited to support and get involved by supplying the expedition team with our popular, traditional salted pork scratching snacks.

"Oink pork scratchings were chosen as they contain protein which aids muscle repair. The pork scratchings also make a tasty treat for the deployment team which they will look forward to eating daily in their snack bags and will graze on throughout the day. The scratchings are lightweight making them a suitable snack to carry on the pulks, as there are weight requirements on the amount of food each team member carries." Team nutritionist Emily Whitehead

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition commemorates the iconic explorer and leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the centenary year of his final expedition to the Antarctic.

All discovery starts with first steps and in the case of Antarctica, these were made during the ‘Heroic Age’ of polar exploration in the 19th and 20th century. Many of the expeditions at that time recorded scientific observations and brought back specimens, providing information of an environment unperturbed by human impact.

Little did the early explorers know that they laid the foundations of Antarctic science that has become so crucial for predicting our future in the age of man made climate change some 200 years later. In that spirit, Antarctic Quest 21 celebrates and continues the legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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