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    Slim Jim Shortage

    What will I snap into now?


    Is Slim Jim an endangered species?

    Posted Jul 06 2009, 04:37 AM by Kim Peterson
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    Get ready for a summer Slim Jim shortage. The New York Post reports that Slim Jim fans may be hoarding the processed meat product, and it soon could be disappearing from store shelves.
    An explosion last month destroyed the only Slim Jim plant in the U.S., the Post reports. And the company that makes Slim Jims, ConAgra (CAG), hasn't produced any since then and won't do so for at least another month.
    Industry analysts say that Slim Jim loyalty is very high, and that people aren't going to be OK with substitutes if the real thing is gone. That's why some fans may be hoarding the remaining supply.
    Analysts tell the Post that ConAgra could produce as many as 500 million Slim Jims every year. ConAgra said it won't return to full Slim Jim production until the fall.
    "The sooner, the better," writes the Post. "Yesterday one convenience store in Midtown Manhattan was still selling foot-long Slim Jims that expired in February."
    A group of ConAgra workers who were injured in the accident are suing the company and two contractors, the Associated Press reports.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    This was supposed to be kept secret, to prevent a public panic. Oh well, too late now.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    First it's Templeton Rye, now Slim Jims???? WHEN WILL THE MADNESS STOP????


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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    ****!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    I think they use dog to make slim jims. They are the worst form of beef jerky I've ever tasted.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Make the move to Jack's Links. I haven't snapped into a Slim Jim since they ditched the Macho Man.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I think they use dog to make slim jims. They are the worst form of beef jerky I've ever tasted.

    TAKE. IT. BACK.


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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWild View Post
    Make the move to Jack's Links. I haven't snapped into a Slim Jim since they ditched the Macho Man.
    This^^



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    First it's Templeton Rye, not Slim Jims???? WHEN WILL THE MADNESS STOP????
    So much for my usual tailgating fare.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Slim Jims are like the Old Style of the beef jerky world. They've both been around for a long time and they both suck.



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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I think they use dog to make slim jims. They are the worst form of beef jerky I've ever tasted.
    But where else can you get 300% of your daily recommended serving of saturated fat, in one handy little stick?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    But where else can you get 300% of your daily recommended serving of saturated fat, in one handy little stick?
    Got my daily alotment sitting 2' to my left. In Tabasco flavor, of course.


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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    But where else can you get 300% of your daily recommended serving of saturated fat, in one handy little stick?
    If thou must ask such a question, thou shouldst turn in thine man card...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    If thou must ask such a question, thou shouldst turn in thine man card...
    Let he who is without snack cast the first pork rind...

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    Re: Slim Jim Shortage

    I didn't know Slim Jim's "expired"...



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