Who Cares If It's Beef? Taco Bell Is Delicious

Maybe that 'oat product' and 'soy lecithin' make it tastier
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2011 2:30 PM CST
Who Needs Real Meat? Taco Bell is Delicious
In this file photo made Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, diners eat at Taco Bell, a Yum Brands restaurant, in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

Taco Bell has been really, really, really adamant in denying accusations that its taco meat is only 36% beef, insisting that it's actually 88% beef. But they don’t have to defend themselves, as far as Sandra Fish is concerned. “I’d be OK with even less than 88% beef in my tacos,” she writes on Politics Daily. “As long as there’s plenty of cheese and extra hot sauce, who cares where the beef is?”

“Where I grew up in the Midwest, including oats in the meatloaf or even burgers to stretch the ground beef was par for the course,” she explains. “I’m all good with oats and soy in my tacos,” especially if they’re there, as Taco Bell claims, to add seasoning and texture. “The meat mix may be why the tacos seem so tasty to me,” she reasons. So “hooray, I say, for Taco Bell’s not entirely beef tacos!” Click through to read her entire “Ode to Taco Bell.” (More Taco Bell stories.)

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