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:
- Isolated oat product aka fiber
- Chili pepper
- Onion powder
- Tomato powder
- Oats (wheat)
- Soy lecithin
- Maltodextrin (a polysaccharide which is a carbohydrate)
- Soybean oil
- Garlic powder
- Autolyzed yeast extract (a flavor enhancer; contains some MSG)
- Citric acid, caramel color
- Cocoa powder
- Silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent)
- Natural flavors
- Modified corn starch
- Natural smoke flavor
- Sodium phosphate (preservative)
- Less than 2% of beef broth
- Potassium phosphate
- 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.
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!