Written by: Paul Nyhart
Hope you’re sitting down…the following statistics paint a pretty nasty picture of how dependent Americans have become on one of the most beloved foods to ever have been ripped off and commercialized by corporate america (better luck next year spaghetti and meatballs).
Would you believe that 35 million Americans visit Taco Bell every day? That wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for the fact some Taco Bell meals add up to over 1000 calories (“half of what you should eat in a day” to the layperson/individual cooking their own chicken at home).
Spread that out to a month and it equates to Taco Bell serving half the american population; we have a hard time getting that many people to vote for who they want to be president (hail to the chief?)
But here comes the clincher…in a single year Taco Bell uses:
111 Million Pounds of Cheese
47 Million Pounds of Pinto Beans
288 Million Pounds of seasoned ground beef
Add all those up and it’s more than the weight of 247 Statues of Liberties, 78 Boeing 747, and Two Titanic ships COMBINED.
Now there’s nothing wrong with consuming food, if it weren’t for the fact that most of the cheese, beans and meat mentioned above weren’t heavily soaked in preservatives and/or contained copious amounts of things that weren’t created by mother nature…or the fact their beef contained less than 35%…of beef.
Almost all of Taco Bell ingredients contain TBHQ, a preservative that should be limited, but given the above numbers, clearly is not. Some lab animals have shown precursors to carcinogenic effects after consuming TBHQ in heavy concentrations. As a retired and rumored-to-be-jaded Ronald McDonald once said, fake meat and artificially refried, friend foods taste great until they start causing things like diabetes and possibly cancer…
It’s no secret that Taco Bell is bad for you, unfortunately it’s now more apparent than ever how many people are ignoring what seemingly is a universal truism. What does that say? Too many of us have our mouths full of taco meat to probably provide an answer.
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