Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Culprit: the Green Onion

Taco Bell is temporarily removing green onions from its ingredients after some tests showed that they containted a "harsh" strain of E-Coli. This year of 2006 has been a reality check for those of us (myself included) who have wrongly assumed E-Coli travels only in undercooked meat. Now kids everywhere have a better fight for why they shouldn't have to eat their veggies.
But I like the green onion and am sad for the tumble its (along with Taco Bell's) reputation is sure to take. Just like I was sad for spinach.

I wouldn't be sad for these vegetables:

1. cabbage
2. peas
3. turnips
4. water chestnuts.

and none of those vegetables are found in menu items at Taco Bell. Coincidence? Of course not.

So let's hope the immediate future of green onions and Taco Bell does better than spinach. Americans are bound to get lazy--there are only so many things we can handle on the "do not eat" list. Granted, this might be more difficult for many if the culprit was fried potatoes or bacon or avocados.


Blogger anne altman said...

why you hatin' on turnips n' peas?

(i'll give you water chestnuts. and cabbage is negligable)

11:32:00 AM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

which item on t-bell's menu has green onions???

1:38:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

i'll look into it but i think the stuft grilled burritoes do. at least that newish one with the red tortilla curls.

2:52:00 PM  
Anonymous ganga said...

oh no. taco bell never again...

3:23:00 PM  

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