Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19


Adams, whose full title was Alonzo T. Adams II, is greatest recognized for his contributions to the favored Slim Jim jerky. Though Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in 1928, Adams is credited with growing the extra present Slim Jim formulation, a spokesperson for Conagra Brands, the producer of the jerky, advised Source.

“Conagra Brands was saddened to learn of the passing of Lon Adams, and we extend our condolences to his family and loved ones. We are grateful for the contributions that Lon made to Slim Jim,” the corporate mentioned in a press release to Source.

Adams received into the meals science area after serving in World War II within the 82nd Airborne Division, in accordance to his obituary by the funeral home. When the Battle of the Bulge left him injured in 1945, Adams returned to the US and graduated from St. Ambrose College, earlier than incomes his grasp’s diploma in microbiology from Iowa State University.

He labored for Goodmark Foods for a few years, ultimately retiring as a principal scientist, his obituary said.

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