Every once in a while I will get a hankering for real Mexican food and I will send Polly on a Taco Bell run. She rolls her eyes and gives me the gag sign, and then asks, you do know what is in their tacos, right? Of course I know. I worked one day for Taco Bell in the 1990′s and I remember watching them rehydrolyze bags of taco meat. I thought then, if people only knew. I like eating at Taco Bell because the food tastes good. Their tacos are like hot dogs…taste great…just don’t think about where they came from.
According to recent news reports, the meat in a Taco Bell taco is only 88% meat. What? Yep, 88% meat. The other 12% is called “signature recipe”. Here’s what you are eating the next time you bite into a scrumptious 79 cent taco at Taco Bell:
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The real Mexican food line was a joke. Having lived in Arizona and eaten at real, down home, Mexican restaurants, I know what real Mexican food tastes like. Taco Bell ain’t it.