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Taco Bell wants to tell you that it doesn’t entirely use beef in their tacos.


Is that a rubber tyre floating in the back of your stomach.

Hmm. Feeling hungry? Feel like some Taco Bell? Well you better hold off.

globeandmailTaco Bell says it plans to take legal action in response to a class action law suit that alleges the restaurant chain’s beef isn’t entirely cow meat.

Greg Creed, president and chief concept officer of Taco Bell Corp. said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the lawyers who launched the suit “elected to sue first and ask questions later – and got their ‘facts’ absolutely wrong.”

So the customers have it all wrong? There’s no rubber tyre floating in the back of their tonsils? 

Mr. Creed said his company buys beef “from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson foods. We start with 100 per cent USDA-inspected beef. Then we simmer it in our proprietary blend of seasonings and spices to give our seasoned beef its signature Taco Bell taste and texture.”

So that settles it. Let’s get in our collective car and drive over to Taco Bell and get ourselves a hunky dory ‘beef’ taco. Well not so fast kids…

As reported yesterday, the Alabama law firm Beasley Allen is suing the fast-food company, claiming its taco filling contains only 36 per cent meat, which doesn’t meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s requirements for food labelled as “beef.”

Wait a second. Someone’s telling the complete truth. Is that a rubber tyre floating in my stomach or a dead cow. I demand to know now!

And just in case you’re wondering what composition of ‘beef’ actually makes it in your tummy have a look at this:

 Beef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT

One day, when you’re sitting on the toilet don’t be surprised as you tend to mother nature that a tailgate from a Chevy Chase coated in maltodextrin and sodium phosphates comes oozing down the tile floor. Because if it does- you’ll be glad you found it at Taco Bell.

Shouldn’t you order a beef “TACO BELL” soon?




  1. I’m just amazed that so far, in the article and comments, no one has mentioned the inclusion of Silicon Dioxide in their ingredient list. For those who did not do well in high school chemistry, the common name of Silicon Dioxide is….sand. Yep. Like at the beach. I ran restaurants from all ends of the spectrum for years. At no time in any of those restaurants did we ever find a reason to add sand to our food, and I’d be interested to hear why Taco Bell does.

  2. TACO BELL and KB Home get less than you pay for? Melissa Lora is the currently a Board of Director for KB Home Inc and the Chief Financial Officer of TACO BELL. On Wikipedia Taco Bell’s bio has no mention of Lora who sits on KB Home Board of Directors? Clearly Melissa Lora does not want to be associated with one of the nation’s largest builders? Melissa Lora. CFO at Taco Bell Corp. Orange County, California

    Melissa Lora does not have a biography on TACO BELL’s Official Website? No one in management at TACO BELL has a bio on their website. Are they hiding? Another reputation issue since the food poisoning outbreak TACO BELL’s E. coli bacteria was famous for? In March 2005, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) won a landmark victory in its national boycott of Taco Bell for human rights. KB Home uses undocumented workers to build its homes? Taco Bell? A lawsuit filed in 2011 alleges that Taco Bell beef is comprised of less than 35% beef. We’ve seen the goop, it pours out of a bag like dried brown flour that coagulates into something that looks like ground beef when water is added.

    Currently, Ms. Lora serves on the following boards:

    * KB Home
    * Taco Bell, YUM Brands
    * Discovery Science Center

    Other distinguished KB Home Board members include Melissa Lora’s buddy Bruce Karatz who was just convicted as a felon and is currently under house arrest in his 24 room Bel-Air Mansion (not built by KB Home) serving out his 8 months home confinement for swindling 11 Million Dollars. Martha Stewart is a spokesperson for KB Home also served time for her former stock swindle. Gary A. Ray head of KB Home human resources is a convicted felon in this current stock swindle.

    Melissa Lora and KB Home built this lemon with Bruce Karatz. KB Home is under a Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. KB Home must buy back your home if not 100% satisfied within the first year? Melissa Lora has never responded as KB Home Board of Directors to any customer complaint letter sent to him by certified mail. KB Home sells Lemons, Just Google Melissa Lora.. http://preview.tinyurl.com/6buzywe
    Seems the entire management of both KB Home and TACO BELL has an image problem? Not mentioning their Chief Financial Officer’s proud accomplishments at KB Home. Where’s the BEEF in my poorly constructed KB Home? Both are misleading the public and getting less than they paid for. The only difference is TACO BELL exits after 24 hours; KB Home continues to give you irritable bowel syndrome. Should I be thinking outside of my bun? Taco Bell is a part of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum Brands”). Yum Brands includes: Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC U.S. Properties, Inc., Taco Bell Corp., Pizza Hut, Inc., Long John Silver’s, Inc., A&W Restaurants, Inc., WingStreet, LLC, and Yum Restaurants International, Inc. She has been a Director at KB Home since 04/2004. She serves on the Taco Bell National Purchasing Co-Op Board of Directors and is a Member of the Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-Op as well as the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California. Are they all ripping you off?

    “Our government, through the USDA and FDA, provides definitions, standards and labeling guidelines for ‘ground beef.’ Just like the FTC is enforcing the 1979 FTC Consent order Against KB Home. Yeah Right! B33F just 3s not E’s. Check the art they never spelled BEEF with E’s. Just flipped over threes?

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