Adams, whose full title was Alonzo T. Adams II, is finest identified for his contributions to the fashionable Slim Jim jerky. Though Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in 1928, Adams is credited with growing the extra present Slim Jim method, a spokesperson for Conagra Brands, the producer of the jerky, advised CNN.
“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 firm stated in an announcement to CNN.
He labored for Goodmark Foods for a few years, finally retiring as a principal scientist, his obituary said.