Monday, March 22, 2010

Taco Bell Goes High-Class

I see Taco Bell is selling shrimp now. Finally.

I hope it's as troubling to everybody else as it is to me. I'm not exactly the pickiest eater, but Taco Bell made me nervous even before they entered the realm of fast-food shellfish. Maybe it's the Grade-E beef, maybe it's the fact that they appear to clean the fryers with the employees' uniforms. Whatever it is, I'm a little too nervous to eat their "regular" food.

It was bad enough that Taco Bell tried convincing everybody that you could go on a diet by eating their food. If you read their website, it just says that these items save 20 to 100 calories per item compared to similar items on their menu. I just wonder how many people are going to get fatter because of this "diet". "Stupid Taco Bell. I've been eating 45 of their healthy tacos every day for three months and I don't fit in my car anymore."

But now I've actually put a new personal policy in place after seeing this latest Taco Bell commercial. If a restaurant has a drive-thru, don't buy seafood from them. Ever. That one should be easy to keep. Seriously, these have to be the most disgusting shrimp ever. Peeled, de-veined shrimp (please tell me they're de-veined) can be pretty expensive, and I don't think I'm breaking new ground to say that Taco Bell isn't interested in buying expensive meats. I wonder what the shrimp equivalent of Grade-E beef is. Shrimp are already bottom-feeders, so the worst of that is something I don't even want to think about.

It should be interesting to see if this sets a precedent. Maybe McDonald's will have crab legs, or Wendy's will sell sushi. I know some folks at Chick-fil-A, maybe we could get them selling caviar. And if all goes well, KFC will have boxed wine at their drink stations. Thanks Taco Bell!

How about you just stick to selling garbage that everyone knows is garbage.


  1. Ha! This is so true...I think I threw up in my mouth a little at the thougt!

  2. Would you rather eat at a Taco Bell or a Philiberto's?