Taco bell's yummy "Meat Filling", 90% chemicals

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You might have already guessed it isn’t actually meat in taco bell’s so called beef. It’s actually something they like to call Taco meat filling. And guess what it’s made of almost 2% meat, tasty..

So what’s the rest?

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.

And according to the USDA this (obviously) isn’t beef at all, to be beef it needs to include 30% or more actuall meat. What you eat when you go to taco bell is more or less only bread and chemicals. Don’t you love fast food?

Chopped fresh and/or frozen beef with or without seasoning and without  the addition of beef fat as such, shall not contain more than 30 percent  fat, and shall not contain added water, phosphates, binders, or  extenders.
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Yummy Taco

The irony is that not even if Taco Bell used Taco Meat Filling in their packaging and ads they would be right: The USDA says that any food labeled as “meat taco filling” should at least have 40% fresh meat. According to the Alabama law firm, their stuff only has 26% meat. Perhaps they should call it Almost Taco Meat Filling.

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