The whole discussion about Taco Bell’s 36% beef made me hungry for Taco Bell, so I stopped by one on my way back from Redstone yesterday. It was yummy.

But was it also… beef?!

According to Taco Bell, it mostly was:

Our beef is 100% USDA inspected, just like the quality beef you would buy in a supermarket and prepare in your home. It then is slow-cooked and simmered with proprietary seasonings and spices to provide Taco Bell’s signature taste and texture. Our seasoned beef recipe contains 88% quality USDA-inspected beef and 12% seasonings, spices, water and other ingredients that provide taste, texture and moisture. The lawyers got their facts wrong. We take this attack on our quality very seriously and plan to take legal action against them for making false statements about our products. There is no basis in fact or reality for this suit and we will vigorously defend the quality of our products from frivolous and misleading claims such as this.

Now I feel kinda cheated.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

3 Responses to Taco Bell Fights Back

  1. web says:

    A simple analysis of the stuff, scientifically, isn’t that hard.

    And as for Taco Hell… sorry, but I believe the plaintiff in this case. There’s no way that mystery meat is “88% beef and 12% spices.”

  2. trumwill says:

    A simple analysis of which stuff? If the 36% was true, I would be willing to bet that Taco Bell is quietly changing their supply right now.

    All jokes aside, while 88% sounds a tad high, 36% really does sound low.

  3. Maria says:

    I know several people who got violently ill after eating at Taco Hell, so it makes no difference to me whether it is true beef or not–the real question is, do their foodhandlers wash their hands after using the bathroom and perform other basic rites of food safety?

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