Anna Holmes
April 14, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jerky — yes, that dried meat stuff — is the new fave chew of industry types all over Hollywood. Um, Why?
”Protein-based diets like the Atkins diet really fueled our growth,” says the Oberto Sausage Co.’s James Sampson. Jerky Boy
Tom Hanks is rumored to be a fan. Sure Beats the Scooped-Out Bagel Victor Sadiarin, whose company, Nifty Crafty, provides food for commercial and video shoots, goes through eight bags a day on a typical shoot. ”You’d think I would have brought the crown jewels to the set.”

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