When your hungry and on the road, one thing you know you are going to see at nearly every store is Slim Jims. But are they keto friendly?
A Slim Jim is somewhat keto-friendly because it is relatively low carb. The actual carbs vary by flavor and size but average 4 net carbs. However, because they contain corn syrup, they should not be a staple on a keto diet.
Now let’s dig into the details.
How Many Carbs Are In A Slim Jim?
Slim Jims vary by flavor and size and the carbs in them vary as well. I created the table below to help.
Table Of Carbs In Slim Jims By Type
|Slim Jim Type||Net Carbs/Stick|
|Original Deli Style||4 grams|
|Mild Beef N’Cheese||2 grams|
|Snack Sticks||1 gram|
|Monster Original||8 grams|
|Monster Teriyaki||7 grams|
|Monster Habanero||8 grams|
|Monster Honey BBQ||8 grams|
|Monster Hot AF||8 grams|
|Monster Mild||8 grams|
|Monster Tabasco||8 grams|
|Steakhouse Strips||4 grams|
|Pork Rinds||<1 gram|
As you can see in the table above, the carbs are pretty similar in all the slim jim products, and it mostly varies by the size of the serving.
Lowest Carb Slim Jim?
The lowest carb Slim Jim is the snack size original because it’s the smallest. The lowest carb flavor of Slim Jim is Teriyaki.
However, the best Slim Jim choice for a keto diet is their Pork Rinds.
There are also some lower carb meat snacks available at most convenience stores; for example Jack Links.
What About The Ingredients In Slim Jims?
Ingredients vary by the flavor of Slim Jims, but all of them contain Corn Syrup. Yuck.
The serving size is low enough that you’re not getting much of corn syrup, but your still eating it.
For some people, especially keto beginners, just a little bit of sugar is going to trigger your sweet cravings and make staying keto harder.
For this reason, Slim Jims should be a last resort keto snack.