In America, guacamole’s got little to do with avocado and seasoned beef’s mostly not meat. The latest fast food kerfluffle making headlines today is the shocking discovery that Taco Bell’s “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” is only 35 percent meat! (via Grist)
What’s the other 65 percent of Taco Bell’s “beef”? ABC reports that according to the lawsuit, the other ingredients include “water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.” Yummy.
The unmeaty food news comes thanks to a class-action lawsuit filed by a law firm called Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles in Montgomery, Ala. The suit isn’t asking for money — just a stop to the false advertising. Taco Bell will “vigorously defend” the honor of its “beef.”
The whole debacle makes The Onion’s hilarious “news” segment last year — Taco Bell’s New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature — even funnier and strangely prescient. Here it is, for foodies who missed it.
Taco Bell's New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature