January 25, 2011

Taco Bell’s Beef Tacos may not be “Beef” Tacos.

All together now, let’s recite Michael Pollan’s Three Rules for Eating.

Update via Gizmodo: Taco Bell states that they’re 88% beef.

Anyone surprised? Excerpt via Gizmodo:

Taco Bell “beef” pseudo-Mexican delicacies are not made with USDA ground beef. They use a gross thing called “Taco Meat Filling” as shown on their big container’s labels—which customers can’t see. The list of ingredients is gruesome:

Water, isolated oat product, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats (wheat), soy lecithin, sugar, spices, maltodextrin (a polysaccharide that is absorbed as glucose), soybean oil (anti-dusting agent), garlic powder, autolyzed yeast extract, citric acid, caramel color, cocoa powder, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), natural flavors, yeast, modified corn starch, natural smoke flavor, salt, sodium phosphate, less than 2% of beef broth, potassium phosphate, and potassium lactate.

All that plus 36% beef. Thirty-six percent—plus all the above making up for the other 64% of the party in your mouth.

Via Gizmodo, who nailed this story, click over to them for the full hilarious/scary write-up, it’s worth it.

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