Taco Bell beef is actually 64% other things

Been looking for something to ferry you away from “The Border” as efficiently as possible but unable to break the late night cheap food fix at Taco Bell?

Gizmodo posted a PSA yesterday about the true contents of Taco Bell’s meat. Long derided as not really food, it turns out Taco Bell really actually doesn’t use very much beef at all in their… beef. Which is kind of a point of contention and now the basis of a lawsuit. So what are you really eating when you eat a Cheesy Beefy Wrap?

Water, isolated oat product, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats (wheat), soy lecithin, sugar, spices, maltodextrin (a polysaccharide that is absorbed as glucose), soybean oil (anti-dusting agent), garlic powder, autolyzed yeast extract, citric acid, caramel color, cocoa powder, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), natural flavors, yeast, modified corn starch, natural smoke flavor, salt, sodium phosphate, less than 2% of beef broth, potassium phosphate, and potassium lactate.

Next, are you going to tell me that glowing, fluorescent orange gloop isn’t actually cheese? Is nothing sacred? According to Gizmodo, USDA guidelines say meat has to be comprised of at least 40% meat- you know, animal flesh. (Which, by the way, sounds very charitable.) But the Taco Meat Filling at Taco Bell doesn’t even meet that “standard,” clocking in at an abysmal 36% dead cow.

It was always a given Taco Bell wasn’t macrobiotic, but does this information make Taco Bell any less appetizing to you?