Taco Bell and Frozen Yogurt

By now everyone knows about the big Taco Bell shocker: the meat is not 100% meat. I think we all knew that before the story broke anyway. Here is the list of ingredients that are combined with the beef:

  1. Water
  2. Isolated oat product aka fiber
  3. Salt
  4. Chili pepper
  5. Onion powder
  6. Tomato powder
  7. Oats (wheat)
  8. Soy lecithin
  9. Sugar
  10. Spices
  11. Maltodextrin (a polysaccharide which is a carbohydrate)
  12. Soybean oil
  13. Garlic powder
  14. Autolyzed yeast extract (a flavor enhancer; contains some MSG)
  15. Citric acid, caramel color
  16. Cocoa powder
  17. Silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent)
  18. Natural flavors
  19. Yeast
  20. Modified corn starch
  21. Natural smoke flavor
  22. Salt
  23. Sodium phosphate (preservative)
  24. Less than 2% of beef broth
  25. Potassium phosphate
  26. Potassium lactate (more preservatives)

The funny thing is there are quite a bit of oats in the meat filling. None of these ingredients really scare me away, but all 27 ingredients are combined I don’t like the processed barely food anymore product. Anyway, I just thought it was funny because my sister had a chicken soft taco as a snack today. I can see how people can’t resist when Taco Bell only cost $1.


So, Taco Bell was my sister’s snack and frozen yogurt was my snack during an afternoon of shopping. The yogurt was the tart yogurt from Freshens. I was thinking it was a fairly healthy choice because most of those tart yogurts have very little added sugars. Well, I may have been wrong. I checked the nutrition info and a 7 oz. cup is still 240 calories and 35 grams of sugar! I would have been better off with Taco Bell. I guess I was just used to all the healthier frozen yogurt places that have the tart yogurt. Ugh. I was a fooled consumer once again. Frozen yogurt is not always a healthy choice.

Anyway, the psycho baker was at it again tonight and made homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Sorry for the camera pic.

These were seriously sinful and delicious. I have to find out her recipe for the chocolate chip cookie part because they were the best chocolate chip cookies I have had. And I am really not a big fan of chocolate chip cookies, but these hit the spot!

Comments

  1. says

    I wasn’t really shocked by the Taco Bell ingredient list. I mean, I didn’t actually expect it all to be meat. I probably would’ve had the yogurt as my snack too, just because I’ll take a sweet dessert over a taco any day. Which brings me to that ice cream cookie sandwich… yum!

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