Bad news for all of you that love the cuisine at Taco Bell. They are being sued for false advertising – essentially because their so called beef taco contains very little beef. According to the lawyers, it is less than 35% real meat. So what’s really in a Taco Bell beef taco? Here’s the rundown:
Beef, 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.
Of course, few of us probably go to Taco Bell because we appreciate the fine cuts of beef they serve in their food. Personally, I have been attempting to cut back on my red meat intake anyway, but I am not sure if silicon dioxide is a healthier alternative, and potassium phosphate sounds like something that might make my nipples sore. Guess I will stick to the Carbon Lectate Chalupa, with extra cheese substance sauce.