Taco Bell: Constantly Finding New Ways to Make You Fat
Big day for gross sodas. First, there was breaking news that Diet Pepsi is faker than ever. Now comes word that Taco Bell is adding a surely horrid new drink called Mtn Dew A.M. to its breakfast menu (ed. note: when did Taco Bell get breakfast?). Mtn Dew A.M. is a combination of regular disgusting Mountain Dew with Tropicana orange juice, so maybe it's healthy? Impossible to know because a "representative for Taco Bell wasn't immediately available to provide details on the orange juice-to-soda ratio in Mtn Dew A.M." Oh well.
But what to eat with your new fancy soda? How about an A.M. Crunchwrap, a combination of scrambled eggs, cheese, hash browns, and bacon or sausage in a tortilla. It's only 680 calories if you get bacon. Add that to the 160 you get from the 16-ounce Mtd Dew A.M. and congratulations, you're like a third of the way to diabetes.
Related: second quarter sales at Taco Bell were excellent, up double digits from the previous quarter. The following quote explains not only Taco Bell's recent success but also the American condition in general:
Yum Brands attributed the boost to its new tacos featuring shells made out of Nacho Cheese Doritos.
USA, USA, etc.
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