Sunday, June 14, 2009

Step Into a Slim Jim

The explosion at the Slim Jim factory in North Carolina the other day made me wonder: what's actually in a Slim Jim (touted as the number 1 brand of "meat stick")?

As it turns out, they are made with "mechanically separated chicken." Huh, I thought. I'd never heard that term before now. But each Thanksgiving when I carve a turkey, I eat mechanically separated poultry, I suppose, so no big deal.

Well, as it turns out, there is apparently some little difference.....
Yup, that's "mechanically separated chicken" in the photo above. Would you want to eat that after it had been transformed into a "meat stick"?

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