Pork Rinds were invented by Marie Antoinette in 1775. Marie was trying to find a light, yet fried, tasty snack. Her husband Louis XVI loved pork. He could never get enough bacon, pork chops, carnitas or sausage patties. Marie knew that the snack she created must have something to do with pork. Louis XVI was so busy with work and always writing all those roman numerals after his name. She knew he’d be happy with a nice snack.