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2012-06-19 07:58:04 AM  
RIP Florenzo Flamas

i174.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-19 08:03:01 AM  

untaken_name: mc_madness: Taco Bell is the best Mexican cuisine on earth. Amazing quality for the price.

Your point has merit in any part of the country without taco trucks. Really, it does. Taco Bell makes very tasty food and it's comparatively cheap. There are innumerable Mexican restaurants around here and very few of them can match the taste of lowly Taco Bell and they all cost more. Only in a proper taco truck can the price/performance ratio of Taco Bell be exceeded. (if it has some punny name, like "Mexican Sweet" or "Lettuce Make You Tacos", it's not a proper taco truck, it's a hipster truck. DO NOT BE FOOLED)


Wow...I'm glad someone else said this (I certainly do not want to incur the wrath of FARK® for chrissakes), but it IS true, sorry. Much like my surprise while working in Texas when I discovered that "Authentic" Tex-Mex tastes pretty damn bland compared to the Mexican we get in Ohio. Also true....sorry.
 
2012-06-19 08:03:03 AM  
malaysiandigest.com

Hang on, did someone say tacos?
 
2012-06-19 08:03:33 AM  

AbbeySomeone: thornhill: I feel that I'm justifiably contemptuous of people getting excited about anything Taco Bell makes considering that 12% of their beef includes:

Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT

I wonder what causes some people to have food allergies? Not additives for sure.


It's my understanding that allergies are usually caused by certain proteins interacting improperly with the immune system. Having MORE ingredients isn't going to affect an allergic reaction.
That's why you see people with hay, milk, peanut, strawberry, etc allergies. Those are simple things w/ only 1 ingredient.
You never hear "oh lets go to DelTaco instead, I'm allergic to Taco Bell's burritos".
 
2012-06-19 08:03:55 AM  

www.lifelounge.com.au

Sweet! Dude!

 
2012-06-19 08:06:50 AM  
If this keeps up I'm going to buy stocks in Pepto Bismal,Maalox,Prilosec,Tums and ultimately Colostomy bags.
/It's chemicals formed into something that resembles food.
 
2012-06-19 08:10:09 AM  

killiemary: If this keeps up I'm going to buy stocks in Pepto Bismal,Maalox,Prilosec,Tums and ultimately Colostomy bags.
/It's chemicals formed into something that resembles food.


Not to be "that guy", and all... but food is made of chemicals too.

/don't get me started on "organic"
//urge to kill, already rising
 
2012-06-19 08:12:56 AM  
OH! And the "all natural" nutters. Preaching ON and ON and ON about how "healthy" they're eating.

Makes me want to give them Arsenic. It's "all natural" too... see how you like it
 
2012-06-19 08:16:57 AM  

mc_madness: Taco Bell is the best Mexican


does the job for 1/2 the price?
 
2012-06-19 08:18:23 AM  
Say what you want about it being unhealthy, junk food, or not authentic-- it was still one of the best tacos I have ever eaten (and yes I have had real tacos several times). I ordered only one and wished for at least two more. You have take Taco Bell for what is -- Tex-Mex Fast Food. It doesn't claim to be authentic. If I want the real taco experience I go straight to my local Mexican taco trucks and order in Spanish. Sometimes I think it is easier for people to criticize rather than enjoy the experience.
BTW- About freaking time they got together with Doritos and made these tacos. Brilliant move for both companies in my opinion.

/long live fast food, deep fried junk food, and all things bacon
 
2012-06-19 08:18:33 AM  
In before all the Taco Bell ha......... Oh. Never mind
 
2012-06-19 08:23:09 AM  
They need to hire her for their ads:

thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-19 08:25:06 AM  
RIP Flama Blanca
 
2012-06-19 08:26:05 AM  
Doh!

HTML Fail
 
2012-06-19 08:35:59 AM  
I want Flaming Hot cheese fries
 
2012-06-19 08:36:35 AM  

thornhill: I feel that I'm justifiably contemptuous of people getting excited about anything Taco Bell makes considering that 12% of their beef includes:

Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT


So, you're saying that 88% of it is beef, and the other 12% is water and seasoning.

Oh the huge manatee.
 
2012-06-19 08:37:59 AM  

InfamousBLT: Garlic Powder,


static.moviefanatic.com

won't someone think of team edward?
 
2012-06-19 08:38:34 AM  

AbbeySomeone: thornhill: I feel that I'm justifiably contemptuous of people getting excited about anything Taco Bell makes considering that 12% of their beef includes:

Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT

I wonder what causes some people to have food allergies? Not additives for sure.


No no no, things like "Yeast" and "Cocoa Powder" and oh my god SOYBEAN OIL ... these things cause AUTISM.

Actually, did you know that vaccines these days are just autolyzed yeast extract? That shiat gives you autism like woah.
 
2012-06-19 08:39:43 AM  

Andrew Wiggin: InfamousBLT: Garlic Powder,

[static.moviefanatic.com image 357x388]

won't someone think of team edward?


So not only are Taco Bell tacos delicious for the price, they keep Twitards away?

Looks like I'm having TBell for lunch today.
 
2012-06-19 08:40:39 AM  
Is the Hero tag off eating a nacho burrito?
 
2012-06-19 08:44:56 AM  
"We start with the BEST part of the cow...the hoof!"
 
2012-06-19 08:45:03 AM  
Flamas is what happens after you eat it.
 
2012-06-19 08:46:50 AM  

Madbassist1: untaken_name: mc_madness: Taco Bell is the best Mexican cuisine on earth. Amazing quality for the price.

Your point has merit in any part of the country without taco trucks. Really, it does. Taco Bell makes very tasty food and it's comparatively cheap. There are innumerable Mexican restaurants around here and very few of them can match the taste of lowly Taco Bell and they all cost more. Only in a proper taco truck can the price/performance ratio of Taco Bell be exceeded. (if it has some punny name, like "Mexican Sweet" or "Lettuce Make You Tacos", it's not a proper taco truck, it's a hipster truck. DO NOT BE FOOLED)

Wow...I'm glad someone else said this (I certainly do not want to incur the wrath of FARK® for chrissakes), but it IS true, sorry. Much like my surprise while working in Texas when I discovered that "Authentic" Tex-Mex tastes pretty damn bland compared to the Mexican we get in Ohio. Also true....sorry.


Then you didn't eat at the right places in Texas
 
2012-06-19 08:47:06 AM  
Experienced tacos at the Texas State Fair last year. My Michigan palate has not been the same since. In a good way. Tacos at a decent local tex-mex joint give me a sad now (though I'd still order their seafood quesadilla.) Taco Hell tacos have, in turn, become unimaginable.

Not the quesadillas, though. Can't really go wrong with those.
 
2012-06-19 08:49:09 AM  

Vertdang: OH! And the "all natural" nutters. Preaching ON and ON and ON about how "healthy" they're eating.

Makes me want to give them Arsenic. It's "all natural" too... see how you like it



I dunno. I don't like to support hippy fru fru granolaculture either, but I'm not eating that shiat.

Generally speaking I don't eat meat unless I knew said meat while it was alive.

Seriously.

Every year, I go pick out a cow, lamb, and pig over at a farm nearby. I specify I want mine fed grass only and I get updates about once a month on how they are progressing sort of like if I had adopted it...except that instead of adopting it, I'm gonna eat it. Why do I ask for the updates you ask? Because then I can track its growth rate to ensure the farmer is not bulking it up on corn 2-3 months before slaughter.

When its time to do the deed I go over there and watch so I can verify hanging weight. Then I take it over to a butcher and get the whole thing cut to order.

You know what makes a good farking taco? Paper shaved roundeye steak. Marinate it overnight in a puree of salt, pepper, sugar, jalepeno, habenero, garlic, cilantro, cumin, oregano and olive oil.

Throw it on the grill. Slap it in either some some nice homemade tortas or if you dig the gluten, grilled flatbread. Serve with a heavily limed fresh salsa and a few crumbles of Penella.
 
2012-06-19 08:51:01 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Fat people problems.

 
2012-06-19 08:51:21 AM  

Avoid fast food like it is trying to kill you.

 
2012-06-19 08:51:37 AM  
Oh, and fwiw, taco bell is tasty and cheap
 
2012-06-19 09:01:37 AM  

Prevailing Wind: Vertdang: OH! And the "all natural" nutters. Preaching ON and ON and ON about how "healthy" they're eating.

Makes me want to give them Arsenic. It's "all natural" too... see how you like it


I dunno. I don't like to support hippy fru fru granolaculture either, but I'm not eating that shiat.

Generally speaking I don't eat meat unless I knew said meat while it was alive.

Seriously.

Every year, I go pick out a cow, lamb, and pig over at a farm nearby. I specify I want mine fed grass only and I get updates about once a month on how they are progressing sort of like if I had adopted it...except that instead of adopting it, I'm gonna eat it. Why do I ask for the updates you ask? Because then I can track its growth rate to ensure the farmer is not bulking it up on corn 2-3 months before slaughter.

When its time to do the deed I go over there and watch so I can verify hanging weight. Then I take it over to a butcher and get the whole thing cut to order.

You know what makes a good farking taco? Paper shaved roundeye steak. Marinate it overnight in a puree of salt, pepper, sugar, jalepeno, habenero, garlic, cilantro, cumin, oregano and olive oil.

Throw it on the grill. Slap it in either some some nice homemade tortas or if you dig the gluten, grilled flatbread. Serve with a heavily limed fresh salsa and a few crumbles of Penella.


I go to the grocery and buy lean meat as I need it.

It tastes fine, I don't eat pounds of it every day, and wouldn't you know it? I'm healthy.

/and not a snob
 
2012-06-19 09:05:23 AM  
typical taco bell/fast food thread, i see
plenty of folks saying "authentic is much better...taco trucks...88%beef..."

i know most of you saying these things are either trolls or stupid. you're talking shiat about $1 - $2 fast food tacos/burritos. they're very tasty, inexpensive, quick, and portable. it's not sit-down restaurant fare.

it's not advertised as authentic anything, either, so why bother even comparing? if you really want to rag on such things, start another olive garden thread. they DO advertise as authentic tuscan cuisine, charge $10 - $20 a plate, yet taste about the same as a $3 frozen entree and add in some good bread & salad. you can most definitely find better much closer to authentic freshly made italian food in my area for cheaper!

/spent $2.17 on tb for dinner yesterday...tasty and filling!
//$0.99 nacho burrito, $0.99 bean burrito
 
2012-06-19 09:07:44 AM  

Dallymo: vossiewulf: Pawn takes the King: Why no Salsa Verde??

What he said. They should do these two:

[www.fritolay.com image 346x512][www.fritolay.com image 361x504]

Those Tapatío ones are delicious. I ate about half a bag before I knew it.

I was really, really sorry later, but at the time it was heavenly.


Have you tried the Tapatio Ruffles? They're amazing!!
 
2012-06-19 09:08:45 AM  
29.media.tumblr.com

La Flama Blanca is intrigued.
 
2012-06-19 09:09:22 AM  

martissimo: Damm people are stupid, top notch real tacos at a place like Robertos are 2 bucks, Carnitas, Asada, Lengua, whatever you want


Is Robertos open at 2 am when you are high?
 
2012-06-19 09:11:32 AM  
Link

Doritos tacos are basically the same as their regular tacos when it comes to their level of unhealthiness. We're not fatties for eating Doritos tacos, we're fatties for going to Taco Bell at all!

/ate there last week
//no Doritos locos for me
 
2012-06-19 09:11:58 AM  

Madbassist1: Tex-Mex tastes pretty damn bland compared to the Mexican we get in Ohio.


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2012-06-19 09:14:33 AM  

untaken_name: mc_madness: Taco Bell is the best Mexican cuisine on earth. Amazing quality for the price.

Your point has merit in any part of the country without taco trucks. Really, it does. Taco Bell makes very tasty food and it's comparatively cheap. There are innumerable Mexican restaurants around here and very few of them can match the taste of lowly Taco Bell and they all cost more. Only in a proper taco truck can the price/performance ratio of Taco Bell be exceeded. (if it has some punny name, like "Mexican Sweet" or "Lettuce Make You Tacos", it's not a proper taco truck, it's a hipster truck. DO NOT BE FOOLED)


The local taco truck in our town (called Tacos Mexico) did enough business to build a building and start a real restaurant. They still have the truck sitting outside, and they do events with it from time to time. Steak tacos for a buck. Best in town, and they are three blocks from my house.

/I sound fat
 
2012-06-19 09:17:35 AM  

animal900: thornhill: I feel that I'm justifiably contemptuous of people getting excited about anything Taco Bell makes considering that 12% of their beef includes:

Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT

So...they put seasoning in their beef?

[mississaugaelite.com image 327x217]


Maltodextrin and Silicon Dioxide are seasoning?

And nearly a quarter of the meat being "seasoning" is a huge amount. More like filler to keep the costs down.
 
2012-06-19 09:20:14 AM  

bungle_jr: typical taco bell/fast food thread, i see
plenty of folks saying "authentic is much better...taco trucks...88%beef..."

i know most of you saying these things are either trolls or stupid. you're talking shiat about $1 - $2 fast food tacos/burritos. they're very tasty, inexpensive, quick, and portable. it's not sit-down restaurant fare.


I can pick up tacos at my local beaner market for $1.40 each, the corn tortillas are grilled right in front of me, and they're packed with way more actual meat than Taco Bell's tacos. You can get your choice of about 12-15 different fillings at any given time, like barbacoa, desebrada, bistec, carnitas, etc. Oh, and their fresh salsa verde is AWESOME.

:shrug: To each his own, sure, but when it comes to a choice between crappy fast food tacos and the real thing for a negligible difference in price? Who wouldn't choose the real thing?

TACO THREAD!

fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-06-19 09:20:56 AM  

regindyn: Link

Doritos tacos are basically the same as their regular tacos when it comes to their level of unhealthiness. We're not fatties for eating Doritos tacos, we're fatties for going to Taco Bell at all!

/ate there last week
//no Doritos locos for me


i see plenty of super skinny people, and super in-shape people, pigging out at tb. the simple act of eating any particular type of food at any particular restaurant does not make someone fat.

i AM fat, and while a good amount of it IS from such places, it's not their fault...it's mine for eating far too much of it while not exercising. i've lost about 40 lb over the last 9 months and have not cut out any foods/restaurants that i was already frequenting...i got smaller portions and increased my exercise.

/still fat
//still working on losing weight
///summer in tx...sweating on my way to work in less-than-80* weather thanks to 90+% humidity is only helping this process
 
2012-06-19 09:24:46 AM  

thornhill: animal900: thornhill: I feel that I'm justifiably contemptuous of people getting excited about anything Taco Bell makes considering that 12% of their beef includes:

Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT

So...they put seasoning in their beef?

[mississaugaelite.com image 327x217]

Maltodextrin and Silicon Dioxide are seasoning?

And nearly a quarter of the meat being "seasoning" is a huge amount. More like filler to keep the costs down.


truth...if you made tacos from scratch at home that are similar in texture/taste to tb, you probably have closer to 5-10% added stuff. although for cheap fast food it's still not shocking

really tasty cheap = $0.99 wendy's jr deluxe cheeseburger. it's a small burger patty, but as far as i can tell from the taste/texture it's all beef, no filler...perhaps a little seasoning. most of the cheap burgers like that you can tell are made with some oats or soy in it
 
2012-06-19 09:27:21 AM  

IBreakdance2NIN: TACO THREAD!


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-19 09:28:17 AM  
They actually put your head inside the taco and you have to eat your way out....


images.askmen.com
 
2012-06-19 09:29:33 AM  
A McRib inside a Dorito Ranch shell would be really All-American.
 
2012-06-19 09:31:18 AM  

killiemary: If this keeps up I'm going to buy stocks in Pepto Bismal,Maalox,Prilosec,Tums and ultimately Colostomy bags.
/It's chemicals formed into something that resembles food.


Yeahhhh, mannnn, like, I only eat chemical and toxin-free food, mannn....
 
2012-06-19 09:36:34 AM  

1.bp.blogspot.com

I love Taco Tuesday!

 
2012-06-19 09:36:58 AM  
This is my taco joint: Don Taco

$2 beef fajita tacos.
$2 Shiner beer on tap

And the color scheme is like tripping acid, man.
 
2012-06-19 09:38:33 AM  
I've never eaten at a Taco Bell.

/just thought I'd share
//doesn't sound fat
 
2012-06-19 09:39:53 AM  
Last night I had a hankering for some Mexican (style) food. Bought 2lbs of ground chuck. Seasoned with Adobo, ground cumin, five crushed minced cloves of fresh garlic, pepper, chili powder, onion powder and salt. Then I took one can of cream of chicken soup (not the fat free kind) and mixed it up with sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese and melted it all together with a can of green chilies. Fried up some flour tortillas, slapped on some re-fried beans, meat, cheese sauce, sour cream and some hot sauce. Yucking fummy!!!! Can't wait to get home from work and have left-overs.
 
2012-06-19 09:40:25 AM  
Whatever happened to that 35% beef claim? I can't find any evidence that it's false other than Taco Bell themselves bombing the country with ad campaigns claiming it was 88%. I'm sure they've changed the percentage by now, but was there any truth to the original 35% claim?
 
2012-06-19 09:42:20 AM  

Julieahni: I've never eaten at a Taco Bell.

/just thought I'd share
//doesn't sound fat


oh contrare the fat people are the wones that skip out on BK and eat and MCODNALDS
EATS THEM!!

ALIVE
 
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