View Poll Results: So what exactly is in a Taco Bell taco?

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  • Beef

    4 33.33%
  • Filler

    5 41.67%
  • Chihuahua

    4 33.33%
  • Chihuahua excrement

    7 58.33%
  • Something fresh from the landfill

    5 41.67%
  • Hallucinogenics

    4 33.33%
  • A mixture of beef and worms

    3 25.00%
  • Something I plopped in the toilet last week

    8 66.67%
  • The inside of a Big Mac

    4 33.33%
  • Nothing at all

    0 0%
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Thread: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Oh good another fast food is evil thread.
    Relevant information (which you apparently were far too busy to read):

    Taco Bell's meat filling looks like ground beef before and after cooking, but it has been augmented with fibers and other substances to keep the price low. That's how they can offer tacos for 99 cents—and that's fine: There's absolutely nothing wrong with their processed mixture apart from being gross.

    The problem here is that the consumers may believe that this "meat filling" is actually beef while it's not. If it looks like beef, it's labeled as beef, and it's advertised as beef, then it must be beef—except that substance is not beef. It's just "meat filling". That could deceive the public, which is why there is a class action lawsuit in the works. Consumers have the right to easily learn what they are eating before making a decision to eat a taco or not, just like they need to know before buying cloned meat or genetically modified vegetables or products containing corn syrup.The final irony: The USDA says that any food labeled as "meat taco filling" should at least have 40% fresh meat. According to the Alabama law firm, Taco Bell stuff only has 36% meat. Perhaps they should call it Almost Taco Meat Filling.
    Fast food is not evil. I still plan to eat chicken soft tacos and bean burritos at Taco Bell. But, consumers have a right to know, EASILY, what they're eating. For instance, that the "meat" you're eating in your taco is only 36% actual "meat." That's how the free market, ideally, should work. Give customers information, and let the customer decide.

    But, you can't falsely advertise your product, and promise MEAT when you aren't giving people MEAT.
    Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 01-27-11 at 10:57 AM.

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Really. You put oatmeal and sand in your chili? Remind me never to eat at your house.
    I read the ingredients and there is no sand and no I don't put oats in my chili. But there are no beans in the mix either...I side it was similar...not identical.
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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I read the ingredients and there is no sand and no I don't put oats in my chili. But there are no beans in the mix either...I side it was similar...not identical.
    Silica = sand.

    Thus ends today's chemistry lesson.

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Silica = sand.

    Thus ends today's chemistry lesson.
    Silica - Minerals - Vital Health Zone

    Silica naturally exists in certain foods like banana's, which contain 13.9 mg per 250 grams. It is especially present in oats and lettuce. So if you are putting oats into the mixture you are going to have silica in it. It is not necessarily sand as in sand at the beach. Yes, it is in the same family...but it is completly different.
    Last edited by ksu_aviator; 01-28-11 at 04:24 PM.
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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Not evil, just disgusting. And Taco Bell is one of the worst...although it has some tough competition with White Castle and Waffle House.
    white castle rocks!!

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    I just wish they would more of that meat-like substance in their tacos. It's good stuff.

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The taco "mud" filling that Taco Bell uses in it's products is certainly not beef by any legal definition at all, but this news really comes as a surprising revelation to me.
    Same goes for del taco and jack-in-the-crack.

    If you want something vaguely close to beef at Taco Hell then you have to order using the keyword "steak".

    In the fastfood industry:
    Beef = bargain bin beef with filler
    Steak = steak trimmings

    Same goes for chicken:
    Chicken = whatever stringy substance we can find on a bird
    White meat = some breast meat mixed with a lot of ribmeat.


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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    I've always thought it was rat meat.
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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Hmmmm...

    Ground beef -vs- chopped beef, the latter I assume is what most people expect they're consuming when they eat a beef filled Taco Bell product. I suppose they have a valid point. Still, what Taco Bell is using really isn't that much different from what any housewife wouldn't mix together to make tacos at home.

    Brown your 50-85% reduced fat pound of ground beef, add water and a Lawrey's taco seasoning packet and Vvvvwhalla! Tacos made from ground beef and processed flavor additives. What's so wrong with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Relevant information (which you apparently were far too busy to read):



    Fast food is not evil. I still plan to eat chicken soft tacos and bean burritos at Taco Bell. But, consumers have a right to know, EASILY, what they're eating. For instance, that the "meat" you're eating in your taco is only 36% actual "meat." That's how the free market, ideally, should work. Give customers information, and let the customer decide.

    But, you can't falsely advertise your product, and promise MEAT when you aren't giving people MEAT.
    To the above, I agree. Still, IMO what Taco Bell is serving as "beef" for their tacos really isn't that much different from any of use wouldn't mix up at home on Taco night.

    False or misleading advertising? Sure...absolutely! But most of use likely consumer the same "filler" from our kitchen tables every day.
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 01-29-11 at 09:48 AM.

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    Re: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell's "Beef"

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    white castle rocks!!
    You had to go and bring up white castle. Now I'm craving jalapeño cheeseburgers.
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