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File Under TMI: What’s in a Slim Jim

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Wired reveals what none of us ever wanted to know: exactly what’s inside a Slim Jim. The good news? It contains beef. (According to the article: “It’s real meat, all right. But it ain’t Kobe.”) The bad news? It also contains “mechanically separated chicken,” lactic acid starter culture, dextrose, more than one-sixth of your daily recommended intake of sodium, as well as sodium nitrite, and hydrolyzed soy. Now, are you sure you still want to snap into that?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 27, 2009

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