Why are Slim Jims so hard to open?


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Sep 24, 2002
And once you have it open it's struggle to pull down the plastic wrapper to get more. Poor design on opening, but good eating :)


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Sep 8, 2010
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It's to lock in the fresh goodness! :rolleyes:


macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
The fact that waloshin didn't start this thread is just wrong.


macrumors 68000
Aug 26, 2009
Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
The fact that waloshin didn't start this thread is just wrong.
I realized it wasn't Wally after I replied............it's blowing my mind man.....
I just realized I haven't read anything from this guy in weeks... is he sick? Is he dead?

We need to organize a funeral or something! Such a pillar of our community, gone... it's going to carve a hole deep in everyone's heart.


Jaffa Cake

macrumors Core
Aug 1, 2004
The City of Culture, Englandshire
I'm not familiar with Slim Jims, the only thing I know about them is that they used to be endorsed by the Ultimate Warrior – and it strikes me that he was a rather strong chap. Maybe that's why he was chosen to advertise them, because you have to be really strong to open them properly.

Worth considering, I reckon.


macrumors demi-god
May 5, 2008
The Misty Mountains
You know Slim Jims are a plot by conservative business to do away with the aging populace. ;) I grew up loving Slim Jims, but I think they have gone down hill in the last 30 years. We were traveling this week and I purchased one and it reminded me of beef flavored lard paste... Btw, it was an extra long version and it opened down the side, very easily. :)


macrumors 6502a
Apr 26, 2011
I love slim jims but yeah, they're horrible for you... and no, I don't want to know what is in them. On the other hand I never have problem opening one. I tear it down from the serrated edge on top or you can also peel away the clear plastic from the colored front plastic. Both ways work. I usually peel it 75% of the way down right away. The bottom piece comes out pretty easily. Only if you have two much of it still in wrapping and try to pull it out will it get "stuck".


macrumors 68040
Jul 25, 2006
paradise beach FL
I'm on a SlimJim diet. After some practise, I get it right first time, 90% of the time. But when the edge of the plastic tears away from the main body to the edge and detaches.. well that just sucks. But once you get it started don't stop until the juicy beef stick is only dangling from the wrapper by a little bit. Go all the way with it..

*hint: with teeth;)


macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
Dallas, Texas
Why are Slim Jims so hard to open?
Because you are weak in both body and mind!

If you were strong of body then opening them would be easy. If you were strong of mind then your intellect would tell you to use a sharp instrument to help. Sorry friend, with what you have shared it would appear that your case is hopeless. ;)
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