A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 26, 2017
“Slim Jims are just meat flavored Laffy Taffy”

"Slim Jim” beef jerky snacks has been compared to “Laffy Taffy” taffy snacks. “He said ‘Slim Jim’s are the Laffy Taffy of meat” the guy is crazy” was posted on Twitter on December 9, 2011.

“Slim Jims are just meat flavored Laffy Taffy” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 27, 2017.


Wikipedia: Slim Jim (snack food)
Slim Jim is an American brand of jerky snacks or dried sausage sold globally and manufactured by ConAgra Brands. They are widely available and popular in the United States, with 2015 revenues of $575 million. About 500 million are produced annually in at least 21 varieties.

Wikipedia: Laffy Taffy
Laffy Taffy is a brand of taffy manufactured by Nestlé and sold under their Willy Wonka Candy Company brand. Laffy Taffy is a brand of candy first produced in the 1970s as “Beich’s (Name of Flavor) Caramels”, though in fact they were fruit-flavored taffy squares. The original company later changed the name of the product to “Beich’s Laffy Taffy”, which occurred some years prior to the acquisition of distribution rights and later purchase of the product line by Nestlé. The candies are small (about 1.5 oz or 45 g) individually wrapped taffy available in a variety of artificial fruit flavors, as well as a chocolate mousse flavor. The candy was advertised as having a “long-lasting” flavor. In 2003, Wonka introduced a variety called “Flavor Flippers”, a piece of taffy that had a soft center with a different flavor.

Twitter
DMW‏
@80ProofWilli
He said “Slim Jim’s are the Laffy Taffy of meat” the guy is crazy
10:44 PM - 5 Dec 2011

Twitter
Austin Reynolds‏
@CommanderFred
Slim jims are the laffy taffy equivalent of Beef Jerkey. This has been a life lesson
12:20 AM - 22 Jun 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Slim Jims are just meat flavored Laffy Taffy
submitted September 27, 2017 by AhrimJob

Twitter
ShowerThoughts Bot‏
@thoughtsbybot
Slim Jims are just meat flavored Laffy Taffy #showerthoughts
10:01 PM - 26 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 • Permalink