Tuesday, January 25, 2011
An Alabama law firm is suing Taco Bell because the restaurant chain's meat doesn't contain enough, um, meat. Attorney Dee Miles claims that tests show the "beef" mixtures at the fast food franchise contain less than 35% beef. So what does the mixture contain? Just some water, isolated oat product, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch, and sodium phosphate. Yum! Taco Bell certainly does seem to be engaging in false advertising by calling the mixture beef, but, um, I'm not sure how surprised anyone should be. Generally, for better or worse, 99 cents doesn't buy Grade A cow flesh. Just saying. Now pass the sodium phosphate chalupa!