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    TacoBell Meat - Is it really worms?

    I was talking with a co-worker today who swears that TacoBell's meat is made up of worms. She claims that they own a number of worm farms across the US and does this to keep thier prices low. I did some searching on the web but could not find any info on this topic. Does anyone know if this could possibly true? I dont think it could be but I wanted to double check...

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    No, it's not true.

    At least it wasn't a decade ago when I worked there in high school.

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    Some people are so gullible it's ridiculous.

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    I heard the meat Taco Bell uses is some of the worst meat in fast food. But no one who wants to eat healthy gets fast food anyway!

    I doubt they use worms, but I wouldn't be too surprised.

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    I highly doubt it. If word ever got out that they were using worms, it would equate to business suicide.
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    Regardless of where or how they obtained enough worms to supply all their restaurants, they would cost a heck of a lot more than any kind of meat. Try buying worms for fishing bait or even buying the stuff to make a worm farm. I believe they sell large amounts of worms for some kind of soil improvements but even they would cost more than meat.

    I certainly wasn't implying that anyone actually believed this stuff, I just thought I'd comment on the validity.
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    I dont care what it is - it tastes good.
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    actually... I have found maggots in my tostada once... made me sick.
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    Originally posted by VolkNet
    I dont care what it is - it tastes good.

    ....how very true..

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    Originally posted by Kerry Jones
    actually... I have found maggots in my tostada once... made me sick.
    I'm hoping you reported this?

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    Ugh. That is so gross. i wont be eating there again, thats for sure.

    We make my own green chili for our burritos and tacos, we have no need for Taco Bell. However, their seasoning mix isnt bad...
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    Welcome to Toxic Bell, may we have your order?

    And there is Jack in the Crack. I remember one night our local JIB got terrorised by high schoolers celebrating the summer off and really messed up the dining room area. One of the managers was in our ham radio club and offered a few of us free food if we helped clean the place up since the 2 employees going off duty had to catch a bus.
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    I dare you to read Fast Food Nation
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    I highly doubt its made from worms, a bit of common sense people

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    I'm hoping you reported this?
    I told the management about my surprise, but threw it away.
    I figure it was a one time incident and i've eaten there plenty of times since then and have not encountered this incident again.
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    Taco Bell is actually one of the very few vegetarian-friendly fast food places out there - if you order their stuff without meat.

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    Originally posted by KimmiKat
    Welcome to Toxic Bell, may we have your order?

    And there is Jack in the Crack. I remember one night our local JIB got terrorised by high schoolers celebrating the summer off and really messed up the dining room area. One of the managers was in our ham radio club and offered a few of us free food if we helped clean the place up since the 2 employees going off duty had to catch a bus.
    Ahhh... that explains the 73's in your signature. I used to be WB6ZKD but I let it expire this year, just never get on anymore. I guess the internet has really taken it's toll on Amateur Radio.
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    Well let's consider what meat is made out of. In the U.S. manufacturers are allowed to use soybean/meat mix and put on the box 100% pure beef.

    Let's look at bologna and hot dogs. They are made out of what's left after all the good beef is taken. The guts, organs, skin, marrow, sex organs, brain, etc, etc. Manufacturers and buyers can also claim this 100% pure beef.

    I drove 48 for a while pulling a refrigerated rig for Lisa (FFE) and would ship this stuff. Huge vats of it ground up. Looked like tons of potted meat if you have ever seen it. McDonalds also buys this stuff for their patties.

    Beef in stores - worn out milk cows. There's tons of them retiring every day.

    Dog food - really wanna know? Worn out milk cows, and cattle and other animals that died out in the field. If you see a dead cow out there one day, and it's gone the next. It's on a truck heading for a dog food cannery, bloat and everything.

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    Originally posted by RossMAN
    I dare you to read Fast Food Nation
    yes, it will change your life....

    if it doesnt, its likely that you dont have a life
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    if it doesnt, its likely that you dont have a life
    everybody has a life especially when it comes to eating.
    I know that every food place isn't perfect, but they there are those who try and live up to the standards of the health department.

    I've talked personally to David Novak's sister who is owner of Yum Foods and owner of Long John Slivers, KFC, etc and would be happy to email him ( he was suppose to orginally email me) and ask him if Taco Bell's meat is made out of worms, but I highly doubt it since it looks more like beef or maybe mixed in with soy or something else.
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    Originally posted by Kerry Jones
    I've talked personally to David Novak's sister who is owner of Yum Foods and owner of Long John Slivers, KFC, etc
    David Novak is Vice President of Marketing for Pepsi, which is owned by Pepsi-Co, which owns taco bell, pizza hut, KFC, Long Johns, etc, etc. Pepsi-Co is a publicly held company....

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    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    Ok, guess I should have checked. The position I said he was, I guess that was early 90's, late 80's. Somewhere around that. I only knew it because of some sort of extra business course I had taken and there was the "who's who" chart..

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    Yikes. One time at our local Hardees's a woman had maggots in her milk shake. Hardee's had to pay her a lot of money.

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    Originally posted by Webdude
    Well let's consider what meat is made out of. In the U.S. manufacturers are allowed to use soybean/meat mix and put on the box 100% pure beef.
    ...and that's a BAD thing?!?

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    Yikes. One time at our local Hardees's a woman had maggots in her milk shake. Hardee's had to pay her a lot of money.
    I don't think they should be sued... I just feel that if it does happen they should clean up and give her a few free meals.
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    Re: TacoBell Meat - Is it really worms?

    Originally posted by DataDork
    I was talking with a co-worker today who swears that TacoBell's meat is made up of worms.
    Ridiculous. Haven't you ever eaten worms? The texture and taste are completely different from the Taco Bell meat.

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    Re: Re: TacoBell Meat - Is it really worms?

    Originally posted by JayC
    Ridiculous. Haven't you ever eaten worms? The texture and taste are completely different from the Taco Bell meat.
    That's funny!
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    I used to date this girl who owned 3 Taco Tico (a Taco Bell clone) restaurants. One night one of her girls told her a customer had asked if their tacos were 100% beef. My g/f's response was "don't tell them it's beef. It's taco meat."

    Seriously.

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    I am pretty sure Taco Bell meat isn't made of worms. I am also sure the quality of their meat is very low. I know McDonalds buys their meat from a company called "100% Pure Beef", and their product is far from that.

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    This reminds me of an episode of "The Simpsons."

    The family had gone to a petting zoo and Lisa fell in love with a little lamb. That night they had lamb chops for dinner and Lisa kept imagining the lamb begging her not to eat him just before falling in a pile of lamb chops onto her plate.

    When she refused to eat her dinner her mom asked her if she would prefer a rump roast instead. This time she thought of a cow's hind quarters plopping onto her plate. No matter what kind of meat Marge offered her, the animal of origin popped into her mind just before falling and landing in front of her.

    When her mom finally offered her a hotdog, her vision was of a raccoon and a pigeon mushing together into the familiar shape.

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    Re: Re: Re: TacoBell Meat - Is it really worms?

    Originally posted by catfished
    That's funny!
    funny but accurate you'd have to put quite a lot of work into worms to make them feel anything like meat. anybody can add flavouring.
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    Originally posted by IvialisAndy
    I am pretty sure Taco Bell meat isn't made of worms. I am also sure the quality of their meat is very low. I know McDonalds buys their meat from a company called "100% Pure Beef", and their product is far from that.
    I have heard this before too. I doubt that McDonalds gets all their beef from just one company though. Regardless, McDonald's has shaped up pretty good in the last few years. They have lots of healthy stuff on the menu now.

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    as long as their food tastes good and it's cooked above 160 fahrenheit, then I'll continue to eat it.

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    thanks guys, I got a gordita and this thread popped into my head when taking a bite into it.
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