Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
It’s been a long time since I thought outside the bun.
Haven’t patronized a Taco Bell in years.
That means I’ve passed up their taquitos and crunchwraps and enchiritos and gorditas and chalupas.
And based on what I’m hearing, I’m glad I did.
The Taco Bell website boasts, “Each and every item contains high-quality ingredients.” Beef is merely referred to as “beef.”
Not so fast bell ringers!
Listen to this report last week from National Public Radio by clicking the play button (the arrow on the far left).
Beef that's not really beef. Can we say, YUCK?
Taco Bell has countered with a vigorous defense.
Only 35% beef? Taco Bell's president says that claim is bull.
Here's that full-page ad:
I’ve always been leery about the quality of Taco Bell items on a menu that features many selections under a dollar. In today’s rough economy, that certainly can be a draw.
However, I’m a firm believer that one gets what one pays for. And Taco Bell’s counter-claims and threats of their own lawsuit have not been very convincing.
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #1
A Congressman is suing for $150-thousand over a sandwich he ate three years ago. Of course, the Congressman is a Democrat!
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #2
How food stores get you to spend more $$$. Watch.
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #3
That's the way the Girl Scout cookie crumbles.
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #4
Which is healthier: thin or thick crust?
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #5
"Shopping for your Super Bowl party just got easier - and a little stranger."
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #6
Some dishes just don't belong at a Super Bowl party.
AND FINALLY, CULINARY NO-NO BONUS #7
From the This Just In... vaults, an oldie but a goodie about Super Bowl cuisine.
Here's what they'll serve inside the stadium at the big game (These are yes-yes').