7) Slim Jim
A cousin to jerky, you don’t necessarily seek out the Slim Jim, rather it subliminally calls to you as you are purchasing a soda on your way to a gaming session. Get in the car, and suddenly there’s a Slim Jim there without you realizing it. It also one of the few things that you know can’t be healthy for you without even looking at ingredients on the package, but if you did look, you would see “Mechanically Separated Chicken” as an ingredient. Yes. It sounds like it might be chicken torn apart by a robot with claws for hands, but in reality is just chicken meat turned into a paste-like substance, which looks like this:
mechanically separated chicken.
Of note: Slim Jims have been out of production since a large explosion at the Slim Jim factory since June 2009, and perhaps only now are returning to acceptable distribution levels, so there are likely to be still plenty on the shelves.