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Taco Bell adds web page devoted to the 12%.

knucklesandwich Apr 29, 2014 01:11 PM

Taco Bell, famed for their 88% ground beef has added a page to their website detailing the proprietary additives that augment their formula.

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  1. carolinadawg RE: knucklesandwich Apr 30, 2014 07:23 AM

    I assume you are referring to this?:

    Seasoned Beef

    Beef, Water, Seasoning [Cellulose, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Salt, Oats (Contains Wheat), Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato, Tapioca), Soy Lecithin, Tomato Powder, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Sea Salt, Yeast Extract (Contains Gluten), Spices, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Potassium Chloride, Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Trehalose, Modified Corn Starch, Inactivated Yeast, Lactic Acid, Torula Yeast, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Less Than 2% Beef Broth, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Lactate. CONTAINS: SOYBEANS, WHEAT.

    Link to full "ingredients" page:


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    1. re: carolinadawg
      knucklesandwich RE: carolinadawg Apr 30, 2014 07:42 AM


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      51rich RE: knucklesandwich Apr 30, 2014 10:28 AM

      YUM,now if only i had majored in science,I might have some idea of what is in their food

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        seamunky RE: knucklesandwich May 16, 2014 12:44 PM

        Here's the page for those interested:


        I thought this was interesting:


        No, not as filler. Our seasoned beef doesn't contain any "fillers" or "extenders" to add volume. The very small percentage of oats is used to help our Seasoned Beef stay moist.

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        1. re: seamunky
          mcsheridan RE: seamunky May 16, 2014 12:54 PM

          I also zeroed in on that statement about the oats. Chowhounds could go for days, weeks, maybe even months on any thread calling oats (containing wheat?) in any percentage not a filler. "...to help our Seasoned Beef stay moist." Hmmm...sounds like a panade to me, and we've still got a very active thread discussing fillers in Italian meatballs.

          Chowhounds live to debate this stuff!

          If it looks like a duck and quacks like duck...Taco Bell would call it a pull-toy.

          PS: and just *how* do Oats contain Wheat, anyway? Is this some kind of FrankenGrain?

        2. Tripeler RE: knucklesandwich May 18, 2014 12:57 AM

          This comic really explains a lot.

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