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Ted Steak

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Slim Jims Wed, 12/17/03 7:25 PM (permalink)
I love Slim Jims...and I'm not afraid to admit it I could eat a whole box of the "Super Slim" size, if my wife weren't there to stop me! Anyone else care to admit such fondness for these mystery meat-type sausage simulations???
 
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    Bushie

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    RE: Slim Jims Wed, 12/17/03 9:43 PM (permalink)
    I'm not "in love" with 'em, but I've been known to buy them once in awhile. They actually make pretty good "driving food", just like beef jerky.

    I don't think I could eat a "whole box of Super Slims", but I sure like one every now and then.
     
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      Argent

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      RE: Slim Jims Wed, 12/17/03 9:46 PM (permalink)
      Its the way the grease oozes out of the meat like substance, That makes it for me.
       
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        Pwingsx

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        RE: Slim Jims Wed, 12/17/03 11:40 PM (permalink)
        Pardon the duh factor, but what exactly is a Slim Jim? I've seen them in the 7-11 but never had one. However, a high grease quotient is always a plus to me.

        Not very ladylike, perhaps, but I gotta be me!
         
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          Bushie

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          RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:02 AM (permalink)
          Better just try one, Pwingsx. I'd have trouble describing the taste.
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:05 AM (permalink)
            I particularly like the Slim Jims that have tabasco added. I always keep some stored away at my dock. Really works well with evening libation.

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              scbuzz

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              RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:08 AM (permalink)
              Yeah !!! It is one of the true mystery meat products (or byproducts) !!

              You have to taste them for yourself !!!
               
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                CheeseWit

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                RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:09 AM (permalink)
                They're a lot like a very thin salami. The taste is concentrated beef salami. There's a thin skin-like layer that gives it a nice snap followed by moist meat. It has a great "mouth-feel".
                 
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                  Argent

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                  RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:13 AM (permalink)
                  I think they are billed as a "Pepperoni". A use of the term I was not aquinted with.
                   
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                    Bushie

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                    RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:28 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by CheeseWit

                    ...It has a great "mouth-feel".

                    That's called "fat", CW.
                     
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                      mayor al

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                      RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:41 AM (permalink)
                      WalMart sells a 'Pepperoni Stick' about an inch and a half in diameter and 14 inches long, that has been my emergency ration for years. Hack off about a 6 inch cut of the stick,wrap in something clean,or at least someting to prevent grease stains on shirt pocket, consume when needed. The whole stick is just $3.00
                       
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                        CheeseWit

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                        RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:55 AM (permalink)
                        If that's true, then I have superior mouth feel! Please keep your minds out of the gutter, y'all.
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Bushie

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by CheeseWit

                        ...It has a great "mouth-feel".

                        That's called "fat", CW.
                         
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                          Grampy

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                          RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 9:32 AM (permalink)
                          Do they still have beef lips listed in the ingredients?
                           
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                            booboobirdie

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                            RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 11:05 AM (permalink)
                            Oh my goodness, Grampy...that's EXACTLY what I was going to ask!

                            I don't know if it's necessarily the "Slim Jim" brand or some of the other "7-11 Counter Top Mystery Meat Sticks", but I DO know that when "beef lips and mecahnically separated chicken" are listed as the 1st 2 ingredients.....well, THESE lips ain't touching 'em!!
                             
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                              Lone Star

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                              RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 11:52 AM (permalink)
                              As I was standing in the endless check-out line at Wal-Mart the other day, I picked up a slim-jim ( this was after I read about the crisis in the White House over an impending alien invasion) and read the ingredients. When I got to the part about "mechanically seperated chicken parts" I put it back.

                              When will I learn to never read the ingredients?
                               
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                                CheeseWit

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                                RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 11:54 AM (permalink)
                                Would it be better if the ingredient listing stated "separated chicken parts"??????
                                 
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                                  Maynerd

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                                  RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 11:55 AM (permalink)
                                  On a side note, I went to Kroger with a friend a while back to get some hot dogs and sausages for grilling for a party she was throwing. It was hard to find the above made WITHOUT beef hearts. Yetch!
                                   
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                                    saps

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                                    RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 12:10 PM (permalink)
                                    Aack!

                                    A stratospheric sodium "meat" product complete with lips, snout, and colon- and a bit of viscous pig bladder plasma that oozes out when you bite into it. It might be the nastiest stuff on earth.

                                    Except when you're at 7-11 at 4:00 in the morning and you're all liquored up. Then again, in college, we'd make nachos with Cheese Whiz and Ragu.
                                     
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                                      Lone Star

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                                      RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 12:41 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by CheeseWit

                                      Would it be better if the ingredient listing stated "separated chicken parts"??????


                                      I think it was just the visual I had.
                                       
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                                        Cosmos

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                                        RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 1:28 PM (permalink)
                                        Slim Jims??? I have only one thing to say....EAT ME!!!!! ( a great commercial anyway!)
                                         
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                                          RC51Mike

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                                          RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 3:19 PM (permalink)
                                          Some of the Amish meat markets make their own, sell them by the pound. Higher quality Slim Jim, if that's not too much of a contradiction of terms.
                                           
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                                            CheeseWit

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                                            RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 3:38 PM (permalink)
                                            It's another one of those foods that taste better when you don't know the ingredients or the preparation.
                                             
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                                              mayor al

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                                              RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 5:23 PM (permalink)
                                              You all are expecting them to be made of Pork Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Chicken Breast and organic casing??? Get real. When I picked up a good looking Ribeye steak at the supermarket yesterday, and saw 12% added solution in small print under the weight...I wondered what the solution was?? Not that I am opposed to eating 'Solution' or even 'Absolution', but it pisses me off that 12% percent of my steak wasn't part of the cow when he/she gave it's all for my dinner.
                                              Enjoy the Slim Jim one of the 4 basic food groups.
                                               
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                                                lleechef

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                                                RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 5:38 PM (permalink)
                                                Mr. Mayor, I absolutely HATE the meats that are now injected with "solution"!!! About a year ago I purchased some pork chops from local grocery store, cooked them, we ate them for supper and I kept wondering "why do these taste like ham and have the consistency of ham??" Then I read the lable. You gotta be kidding. Injecting pork, chicken breasts and I never saw a ribeye injected but if you did, they're doing it! Why?
                                                I have no problem with jerky, pepperoni, slim jims and the rest.......but don't go adding stuff to the fresh meat!!!!!!
                                                 
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                                                  Pwingsx

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                                                  RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 6:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  Um, I've got to admit I was little more enthuasiastic when I didn't know what the ingredients were.
                                                   
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                                                    mayor al

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                                                    RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 7:11 PM (permalink)
                                                    llee,
                                                    According to the Manager of the Meat dept. it is no different than shooting the Turkeys full of salt-water to "flavor the bird". He claims it is a tenderizer/season salt solution. WELL...Turkey at $.79 a lb gains quite a bit of profit for the company if you add 15% solution...and some this holiday have gone as high as 18%.
                                                    Take a $7.00 a lb. ribeye and add 12% weight in water... Just another way to rip off the public .
                                                     
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                                                      chicagostyledog

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                                                      RE: Slim Jims Thu, 12/18/03 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                                      Best Kosher of Chicago makes an individually packaged salami stick and beef jerky that are marketed like the Slim Jim. Very hard to find!
                                                       
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                                                        EliseT

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                                                        RE: Slim Jims Fri, 12/19/03 3:00 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                                        WalMart sells a 'Pepperoni Stick' about an inch and a half in diameter and 14 inches long, that has been my emergency ration for years. Hack off about a 6 inch cut of the stick,wrap in something clean,or at least someting to prevent grease stains on shirt pocket, consume when needed. The whole stick is just $3.00


                                                        It's too easy
                                                         
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                                                          mayor al

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                                                          RE: Slim Jims Fri, 12/19/03 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                                          Hey, ET
                                                          'Too Easy' is a descriptor that seems to arise when you enter a conversation frequently, hmmmmmm ?
                                                          'Gotcha'
                                                           
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                                                            Grampy

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                                                            RE: Slim Jims Fri, 12/19/03 11:57 AM (permalink)
                                                            While hardly close to being a vegetarian, for me, the whole business of "solutions" (7%) and such is getting out of hand. If I buy a rib eye, I want all rib eye. One of the larger milk conglomerates was trying to sue a nearby Vermont dairy because the latter had organic on the label, thereby "implying that milk that wasn't organic was not as good for you." Just like the Roadfood joints we visit, the small-time farmers and butchers need our support. I would rather spend more at a local cooperative for chicken than pay Frank (Ed Koch) Perdue. At least Slim Jims do not claim to be anything but what they are.

                                                            Here is a pretty interesting site about what the mega-companies do to our food: http://www.themeatrix.com/
                                                             
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