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(NCBuy.com)   Taco Bell in trouble for creating fake magazine reviews   ( ncbuy.com) divider line
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2002-03-01 10:27:48 AM  
mmmmm frijoles in the fire...
2002-03-01 12:30:16 PM  
Using the "dumbass" tag quite a bit today, aren't we?
2002-03-01 12:30:16 PM  
Well, that fake ad can go along with their fake meat...
2002-03-01 12:30:37 PM  
Must be real bored over at TV Guide.
2002-03-01 12:30:39 PM  
"Fark: The greatest website in the world" - Chicken Lickers Monthly.
2002-03-01 12:30:39 PM  
what about the fake beef?
2002-03-01 12:31:15 PM  
"Taco Bell in trouble for giving me the shiats yesterday"
2002-03-01 12:31:24 PM  
Isn't this obvious? How else would they get any positive reviews for their food. On a similar note, has anyone noticed the X-box commerical for the game "Wrecked"? They go on and on with all these wonderful quotes, all from THE OFFICIAL X-BOX MAGAZINE!!! I mean come on.
2002-03-01 12:31:29 PM  
so what.

also, two NCBUY.com links in one day are two too many.
2002-03-01 12:31:31 PM  
Sorry about those extra posts.... computer had a speed-fart
2002-03-01 12:31:52 PM  
Well, that fake ad can go along with their fake meat...
2002-03-01 12:32:48 PM  
Taco Hell makes molten lava shoot out of my ass.
2002-03-01 12:32:49 PM  
Freak: Ya I noticed that. Stupid if you ask me.
2002-03-01 12:32:55 PM  
bug: Damnit you stole my funny catch phrase.
2002-03-01 12:33:04 PM  
Steak Enthusiest Magazine? That doesn't sound like a joke to anyone else?
2002-03-01 12:33:58 PM  
Why aren't they in trouble for selling products they dare to call 'food'?
2002-03-01 12:33:59 PM  
What thread is that?
2002-03-01 12:34:15 PM  
Is it true that Taco Bell uses meat that can't be sold in grocery stores to make its products?
2002-03-01 12:34:15 PM  
I just had taco bell for lunch. It was actually pretty...oh god....i gotta go.
2002-03-01 12:34:48 PM  
What is Carne assada steak? I know its likely misspelled. They are using the term in the commercials.
2002-03-01 12:35:21 PM  
*patiently waits for Joe Don*
2002-03-01 12:35:53 PM  
i stole it from OBB.
2002-03-01 12:37:10 PM  
What a bunch of retards. OF COURSE there's not a 'Steak Enthusiast' magazine. Jesus. I knew right away when I saw that ad that the whole thing was a joke. The ad parodied car ads and the magazine quote was part of that. Idiots.

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Taco Bell gives me the squirts.

That's great, Joe Don.
2002-03-01 12:37:22 PM  
FOR SALE: Steak quesadilla. Is not a triumph of culinary engineering. No central pivoting load balance design at all. Simply sits on table. Ads were very misleading. It cannot even hold the weight of a book if rolled up and placed on one end. Will consider trade for an egg. Now THAT'S a triumph of engineering. Call Dr. Stephen Hawking. 456.982.9823
2002-03-01 12:37:30 PM  
Thank you, Flignir, I was starting to think that I was the only one that knew that. Granted, it's not a funny joke...
2002-03-01 12:37:31 PM  
2002-03-01 12:37:44 PM  
03-01-02 12:33:59 PM Flignir
What thread is that?

Not this one, the "Best Buy rage" thread.

Taco Bell affects your ass as a painful exit, not an entry.

Man, what terrifying imagery

Like toast farking.
2002-03-01 12:37:49 PM  
I find the lack of boobies posts disturbing
2002-03-01 12:39:14 PM  
What the hell is Carne Asada steak, anyway?

I know it's fake Taco Bell Spanish, but what is it?
2002-03-01 12:40:41 PM  

2002-03-01 12:42:29 PM  
Taco Bell, a proud sponsor of the US Olympic Poo-Cano team.
2002-03-01 12:42:56 PM  
That Asada steak Quesadilla is good. I've had it. didn't even give me the sh!ts.
2002-03-01 12:42:59 PM  
Is there a rule book for "ethical standards in advertising". Better yet, is there a rule book for what can be said on Fark? This morning I noticed a moderator with a god complex deleted half of yesterday...

someone please explain.
2002-03-01 12:43:16 PM  
Carne Asada = roasted meat

Well THAT'S a redundant name...
2002-03-01 12:43:37 PM  
Wait did people actually believe there was a magazine called steak enthusiast? And that if there was, they would review, of all things, taco bell food? Give me a farking break...
2002-03-01 12:44:18 PM  
I think the rough translation for Carne Asada is "meat of the rat" or something like that...
2002-03-01 12:44:33 PM  
Flignir: Steak Enthusiest Magazine? That doesn't sound like a joke to anyone else?

Not considering I went to a pie festival a few weeks back, that was sponsored by the American Pie Council. There are alot of wacky organizations and publications out there.
2002-03-01 12:47:35 PM  
after eating taco bell, i logged into my internet
2002-03-01 12:48:04 PM  
From the "If PR Drones Had Balls" department...

In the upcoming issue of "TV Guide," Taco Bell executives say there was no deceit intended, and that anyone who honestly thinks there's a magazine called "Steak Enthusiast" that reviews fast food, is a moron and deserves to be fooled.
2002-03-01 12:49:32 PM  
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2002-03-01 12:50:58 PM  
Thats not steak, its Binky!
2002-03-01 12:51:15 PM  
The real question here is, who the fark at TV Guide decided to play Investigative Reporter this week? What, that piece on Celebrity's Favorite TV Snack Foods just wasn't hard-hitting enough? Jesus Christ TV Guide, shut the hell up and go back to being the Hollywood whores that you are.
2002-03-01 12:52:27 PM  
Exactly how dense does one have to be to think a "Steak Enthusiast" is real?

People are losing touch with their satire appreciation/recognition lobes.

No animals were harmed in the making of this post.

No ingrediants.

Please maintain a safe distance from the monitor.

Do not bang your head repeatedly on the desk due to the stupidity of the vast majority of the world.
2002-03-01 12:53:53 PM  
Zylon, ya beat me to it, and were more clever to boot, dammmit.
2002-03-01 12:55:57 PM  
If TV Guide thinks for one second a couch potato will based their junk food buying on some food magazine, they need to a) rethink their priorities, b) get a sense of humor. Christ, one of the sucky things about TV Guide is all those stupid Franklin Mint ads they have in 'em . BUY YOUR FRANKLIN MINT CHEWBACCA COIN NOW ! Also those weight losing - inducing magnet ads cheese me off as well.

Damn I need a Taco Grande right about now....

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2002-03-01 01:06:50 PM  
Can anyone say grade "D" meat, the owners of Taco Bell say it all the time (when they are ordering meat products for their stores.

When Mexico runs out of skinny, diseased dogs, Taco Bell will shut its doors and sell no more burritos.
2002-03-01 01:14:19 PM  
No, they meant "Tube Steak Enthusiast" magazine! Damned typo!

Yeah. TV Guide has a long history of journalistic integrity that they must protect. Jeebus...
2002-03-01 01:15:53 PM  
Wasnt the chihuahua originally bred as a food source? And their spokes-dog for a while was Binky the chihuahua...sickos.
2002-03-01 01:17:03 PM  
carne asada. carnies there good folk.
2002-03-01 01:21:15 PM  
People who eat at taco bell should just throw the food directly in the toliet and skip the middleman. Come on you eating fude(correct spelling) that comes out of a calk gun and its not operated by your local 409. Brought to you by the Society for the Preservation of Clean Underwear.
2002-03-01 01:42:35 PM  
hey, chihuahuas think it is good, so it must be.. um.. as good as Alpo
2002-03-01 01:44:17 PM  
I don't know about the rest of you, but I can hold my Taco Bell when I have it. And it's kind of obvious that Steak Enthusiast Magazine is a joke of a name. The whole idea behind their current commercials is to mock other commercials. So the joke went over TV Guide's head. They should just drop it.
2002-03-01 01:49:17 PM  
"Worst...Thread...Ever" raves Joel Seagull of The Terrorists Have Already Won magazine
2002-03-01 01:54:13 PM  
Dammit, I've been calling newsstands and bookstores for weeks looking for a copy of Steak Enthusiast. NOW you tell me it's not real. You'll be hearing from my lawyers, Taco Hell.
2002-03-01 01:55:31 PM  
"I can hold my Taco Bell" is the greatest. brag. ever.
2002-03-01 01:55:50 PM  
I've never understood people who claim to get the shiats from eating Taco Bell. Personally, I think the Bell's food tastes great, it's always hot, and it's filling. I've eaten there a thousand times at least and never had a bad experience. All you bandwagon-jumpers can hop back to bashing Britney Spears now.
2002-03-01 01:57:05 PM  
Ah, but let us not forget that TV Guide belongs to Gemstar, and Henry Yuen has absolutely no sense of humor.
2002-03-01 01:59:24 PM  
grumble The next thing you know, they'll be telling us that "It wasn't really the dog talking in those commercials." Like I'm going to buy THAT kind of investigative recording. I'll just go listen to some Milli Vanilli and call someone on my Football Phone.
2002-03-01 02:03:00 PM  
Why does a can of Alpo cost more than a whole meal at Taco Hell?
2002-03-01 02:10:17 PM  
A can of Alpo has better quality products inside of it, because Alpo cares about animals.
2002-03-01 02:11:29 PM  
damn, we are wearin' out the
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2002-03-01 02:14:22 PM  
Sayeth the Soupgoblin:

Can anyone say grade "D" meat, the owners of Taco Bell say it all the time (when they are ordering meat products for their stores.
Having worked at Taco Bell for a time, I found that all of the boxes were labelled as "Grade A" beef. Obviously it isn't exactly created to be eaten on a daily basis, but I still eat it after working there.
2002-03-01 02:15:23 PM  
Exactly, Spam, exactly...

I still think it is funny that pets (Alpo) in this country eat better than most people in the world... God bless America!!!
2002-03-01 02:19:21 PM  
what is Carne Asada?

Carne Asada Marinade
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2002-03-01 02:30:25 PM  
Perhaps, Konradptr, it's like the massive federal oil reserves. A bit stashed away for when times get lean?
2002-03-01 02:33:30 PM  
Wow, speaking of Taco Bell, I just let a big one loose in the employee bathroom.

Good acoustics in there.
2002-03-01 03:39:56 PM  
When questioned about the legality of this ad, a Taco Bell marketing executive (pictured below) simply smiled and said, "Trust Me."
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2002-03-01 03:46:21 PM  
Taco Bell is funny

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2002-03-01 03:49:39 PM  
There should be a "Steak Enthusiast" magazine.
We could open our world headquaters right across from wherever the hell the PETA offices are so that our charcoal smoke would waft over all day. mmmmmmmm Steak. :)
2002-03-01 03:57:00 PM  
Bigass aged angus ribeye, flash blackened on a red-hot skillet, then grilled to the rare side of medium rare.

Tater and asparagus. Mebbe a cold Orval or big fat Zinfandel.

Damn I'm hungry.
2002-03-02 05:11:01 AM  
Though I can't stomach their food, I really have to side with Taco Bell on this one. They plainly didn't intent for anyone to actually believe that there really was a 'steak enthusiast' magazine. Anyone who could have fallen for that should be sterilized.
2002-03-02 12:42:24 PM  
i love taco bell.

that grilled steak burrito supreme is farking tasty.
2002-03-02 02:34:29 PM  
bring back shaq making free throws with his head cocked sideways
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