Look what's happening at Taco Bell

@celticeagle (117561)
Boise, Idaho
January 25, 2011 4:36pm CST
I have a Taco Bell just across the street from the apartment complex where I live. We eat there occasionally. I don't really like their meat and think it tastes like dog food smells. Ugh! The kids like it so we eat there occasionally. I have often made comment about how weird I think their 'beef' is. Well, my thoughts are finally being realized. Here is the link about the lawsuit: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110125/ts_yblog_thelookout/attorneys-question-whether-what-taco-bell-calls-beef-is-actually-beef
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• United States
25 Jan 11
I stopped eating at Taco Bell about 18 months ago when I got real sick afterwards. I really just stopped liking it because everything tastes the same. You can order anything you want and it all tastes exactly the same! And I'm not surprised at the law suit that's been filed, and i hope they are checking other fast food restaraunts too!
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Could very well be GG! It says in the article what they found in it.
• United States
26 Jan 11
What the crap is "GG"? I just know they said it was only about 35% beef and the rest was basically filler like whey and corn solids or something weird. I just know the last (notice i said "last" - bc it was my very last) time I ate there I got sick and I've never gone back.
• United States
25 Jan 11
CE- The family gave up all fast food officially back on January 12th and we haven't been happier. We did used to do a lot of Taco Bell and that article explains why each time I ate it my IBS flared up! I hope that they win the law suit because the use if silicone is insane! It's amazing that we have all of these laws in this country and yet we can't even protect our own food supply. Namaste-Anora
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@GardenGerty (97853)
• United States
26 Jan 11
I almost never eat fast food, and for the last month we have not eaten out anywhere that I can think of. I guess you could count the Hebrew National Hot Dog at Sam's. We drive quite a ways to shop at Sam's and we almost always want to eat out when we do. I have to put my foot down hard. I think we would all feel better if we gave up that fast food and most restaurant food of all kinds. Our pocket books certainly would. I think you are doing well with that change.
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Hi Anora--It's because of big business and dollar signs.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
26 Jan 11
It will be interesting if it goes to trial and we get to find out if the allegations of the lawsuit are true..
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Oh, I believe the allegations are true. The stuff tastes like dog food and is all grisally and all. Ugh! It is even worse that McDonald's and their fillers.
@bunnybon7 (35827)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Jan 11
thats a real shame. you know years ago when it first started it was really good. then about 6 yrs ago, it started tasting funny to me. the elderly lady i worked for loved it so much in '05, she would have me go get her some and buy me whatever i wanted to. anyway, ive often wondered if thats why i started getting the H-pylori in my stomach about then. maybe i should sue them but its been a long time back now so to bad i didnt realize it then
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Could very well be. I remember when the change came along. Their food used to have cilantro in it and had a good flavor. Now it is dog food.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Jan 11
Lovely...
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Ya, a grey and pathetic sorta way.
@much2say (38813)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Oh no . . . well, I won't read that link because I don't want to get scared - ha ha. I actually do like their meat - I don't know why. They used to have Taco on a Bun - which was literally their taco stuff on a bun. For some reason I crave that taste - of the taco "meat" - more than any other fast food "meat" - and I don't know why. Or maybe I should read that link, perhaps gross out, and put an end to this craving - ha ha!
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
Well, enjoy! I think what you actually enjy about the 'meat' is the seasoning. If you chew it really good you will chew the grissle and that aint meat! And it has silicone in it! Not good!
@much2say (38813)
• United States
30 Jan 11
OMG - is that what's in it? Friggin' silicone? Ok, now I'm going to have to go back to read your link. Hmmmm - I guess it sticks to our stomachs? Hee hee. Ew.
@much2say (38813)
• United States
30 Jan 11
Ok - and I see now that there is autolyzed yeast extract - which I know is a hidden name for MSG - which is actually not a surprise as it's fast food. Crap - and I like Taco Bell too.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 11
yup I think this has happened as the tacos dont taste like they used to. and it sure dont look like it used to eithr and after I have read this and daughter saw the same thing we wont be going back to taco bell havent been going there much for wel over 2 years. and we have Del Taco right down the street!
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Hate to tell ya but Del Taco isn't much better. I ate there once and it wasn't that great. I guess after making your own nothing tastes as good anymore. I really like actual hamburger too. Not mystery meat.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 11
well it dont look like paste hmmmmm dnt go there often either maybe I have to go to RObertos to get real ones lololol I like my own but every one here is tired of them so they say so havent made any for awhile. Love real hambergers but have ot go to better resurants to get one
@GardenGerty (97853)
• United States
25 Jan 11
I have just found that the texture is weird. This would explain why it is so inexpensive as compared to some other sources.
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• United States
25 Jan 11
Gerty- I saw an article a few months back on China's fight against the "fake" food industry which is occurring over there on the black market, and it kills me that we have it here on the legal market! Namaste-Anora
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
Yep!The texture is weird. And it is surprising to me that no one even seems to notice. Cheap and large portions. That speaks louder.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
28 May 11
Hi. celticeagle. I love eating at Taco Bell and I have not tasted their version of lean beef. It would not matter to me anyway. I would just eat it if it tasted good. If it did not, then nope, I would not bother with eating from here again. I have to try eating from taco bell again to see if I will like their lean beef taste.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
28 May 11
This is how many folks feel whether is has weird stuff in it or not. So you eat chicken when you eat there?
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
22 May 11
My husband and I are becoming more fast food causious. WE have to take a road trip to Texas about 20 hour trip so we take turkey, chicken and ham for sandwiches, healthy snacks, yogurt, fruit, and I eat craisens (different flavors) and take juices with us. When we eat our evening meal instead of driving through fast food we try to find a familiar restaurant to eat in such as Golden Corral and eat a balanced meal with salad. We will be gone a week so you can imagine all we have to take. My hubby is not as healthy eating person as me, and he has diabetes. So its up to me to lead the force in keeping him out of all the fast food restaurants LOL He just won't eat a small portion that is right for him so his sugar goes up and then he yells because he knew he did it to himself. I just look at him shake my head and say OH WELL!
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
22 May 11
I wish I didn't do as much fast food. In the summer we eat alot more healthy. Winter is something completely different. And I am still going to try to keep Taco Bell off the menu. Ugh! It tastes like dog food to me.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Wow that is a scary thought, and what the heck is an "anti-dusting agent?" I used to work at a competitor for Taco Bell that is no longer in existence. I can honestly say that everything there was very fresh and good quality, but I can tell you that we did add oats to the ground beef I guess to extend it. When you cooked up the meat the oats would just blend in and you would never know they were in there. I don't think that is so bad because oats are good for you and did make the meat less fatty. Other than than that though it was ground beef. I am sure that a lot of fast food places use fillers, but the ones that Taco Bell are using do not sound so great at all.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 11
That is probably why this competitor that is no longer in business is no longer around. They actually used the real thing. Yes, the anti-dusting agent and the silicone and such is very questionable and don't want questionable items in my body.
• United States
13 Feb 11
I love taco bell and would hope these words are not true. I think they should defend themselves to the end. I have not eaten that meal they mentioned because there is no taco bell near me. What I can't understand is if you even thought is smelled like dog food how could you take your kids to eat there. No matter if they like it or not. I am now glad I don't have one here just till the law suit is over. I hope you will not go back there anytime soon. Take care.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 11
Well, there was a test done by the lawyers that proved it was true. Silicone, fillers and spices. I let my opinion be just that for several years until this came out. My kids have minds of their own.
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
28 Jan 11
That's a pretty interesting article. I've never heard anything about it. I haven't ate there in a long time.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jan 11
Be glad you haven't. I posted the latest article about it too.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Jan 11
You have mentioned how you felt about their meat...lol...come to find out..it's hardly meat at all...lol.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
And it has silicone in it! Ugh!
@evillure (147)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Thankfully I don't eat meat, but I reallly love their, 7 layer burrito and bean burrito. I can't go to many places and get vegetarian type food for $3.30.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
Yes, I like their beans and their rice. Veggies are expensive aren't they?
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Before I make any conclusions I am going to wait until the law suit is settled. If TB is found lying I will boycott the place and tell everyone why. But I've seen both sides of a law suit. I resent people who sue just because they can try: such as, they don't like the bill. I am in the middle of a lawsuit against a company I worked for who refused to pay overtime. But I don't lay any bets on justice.
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
We already know what is in it. That's enough for me.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 Jan 11
That's why I just get stuff made with beans or on the rare occasion, chicken. I never have their beef either. When my neighbor butchered a cow, my family got part of it. So I know what real beef tastes and looks like. Most of the stuff in stores is dyed at the least and probably worse. That's why we had mad cow disease, people feeding their cows brains instead of grain. I like knowing where my meat comes from. So it's just the beans, from now on, for me.
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
I just get chicken. And their rice.
26 Jan 11
we dont have a taco bell near us and ive never had one so i have no idea what they are like
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 11
I wouldn't go out of way.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
In the Philippines, taco bell is only located in high end malls and the people who eat there are the "cool" ones. I'm glad I'm not.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
I hear ya. I only eat there out of convenience and believe me that is getting a new look.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I never liked Taco Bell. I remember craving for Mexican Food last week and I thought Taco Bell would appease my cravings. But the moment I dug into my food, I regretted my decision to eat there. I have had Mexican food before, but not that bad. To think it was expensive. I could have eaten somewhere else for the same amount and would have enjoyed my food.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 11
I never liked it either. I loved it when we had a Taco John's in the area and now they are gone. Loved their enchiladas when they were made from scratch. I see people going through the drive thru all day and wonder what they are eating and why. I love mexican food but not there. They used to be sort of good back when they first opened and actually put cilantro in their food. Not any more.