Thursday, January 27, 2011

100-Ingredient Meals

Taco Bell makes burritos.  McDonald's makes burgers.  These are pretty straight-forward foods, right?  Think again.  A Big Mac has around 60 ingredients.  The newest burrito at Taco Bell, the Beefy Crunch Burrito, has no fewer than 150 ingredients.  That 150 is not a typo.  150 ingredients in a burrito.  Suddenly it isn't so straight-forward.
If you want the Beefy Crunch Burrito ingredient list, click here.  (I can't fit it into this post.)  You can find the Big Mac ingredients by clicking on this link.
The thing that I really don't understand is why we need all these extra ingredients.  Instead of 100-ingredient burgers, why don't we have chicken for dinner?  Here's the ingredient list:

Chicken:  Chicken, salt, pepper, butter, lemon.
Sweet Potatoes:  Sweet potatoes, sunflower oil, salt
Broccoli:  Broccoli, water (for boiling)

I like that dinner better.

1 comment:

  1. I agree Kaynan. I would rather have that for dinner also.