Thursday, October 06, 2005
It really is food...
These sticks are edible. Really.
Yes, they are what you think they are. They are generic slim jims - those spicy sausage treats that are staples at gas stations, powering many mileages during road trip - the chunks of grease and oil, squeezed together into tubes inside mysterious coating of who-knows-what.
I found these at a smoked meat stand at the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio. They were delicious in that road-trip kind of way. These were way better than slim jims, since the grease patches didn't feel as chunky in addition to actually tasting like meat. These sticks even had a smoky aroma to them, unlike that plastic oiliness that real slim jims have.
It's funny how I am calling fake food 'real' and real food 'generic', huh?
Why is it that road trips induce a sudden lapse in conscious eating? Does anyone else suffer from the same symptoms? I'm usually so very good when it comes to eating healthfully, but get me in a car - I'll eat chips, slim jims, and M&Ms all trip long!