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well last night a few friends and I were out drinkin at a friends house, and im a vegetarian myself, so I say to my friends pickin up the boose hey can you stop for some food and this girl next to me said well you can get jack in the box! i said what they have there? she said the 99 cent tacos are made from soy so i said yea right she called and asked and they said yes, I ate them and they were awesome, but after browsing the net im gettin mixed reviews on whether or not the meat were soy its will dissapoint me very much if they are not. thank you
 

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the good news is that you won't make that mistake again...take charge of your own info and don't rely on rumors and other people who care less about what you eat than you do...
 

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It's advertised as beef taco.
 

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But uh..it's "BEEF" taco... Why would any veg*n eat it? I don't get it. If it was all soy, it wouldn't be advertised as BEEF. I can understand (ok, not really UNDERSTAND..) mislabeling of things as vegetarian when they aren't...but not many things are labeled with meat names if theyre veg.
 

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OK..Here's how it goes..

The manager wasn't available,and the poor kid who answered the

phone didn't have a clue,so I looked it up on their site.

The nutritional ingredients lists BEEF as the first,and SOY as the

very last ingredient. Somehow someone got his/her wires crossed.

Now I have to call my nephew with the um.. bad news.
 

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I remember hearing this rumor years ago. I had a math teacher who told us they were made of soy and that you could have them durning lent since it wasn't "really" meat
 

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The funny thing about it is back in the omni days we used to joke

about the meat filling in Jack in the Box tacos being made out of

some mysterious product,since it certainly didn' taste like the real

thing. Go figure..
 

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They're not soy. We've established that; but a couple points:

If you called them Soy Tacos, NO ONE (except the few of us who know better) would buy them and Jack-In-The-Box would lose money. Most omnis (especially the fast-food crowd) are scared to DEATH of soy.

Soy is added to a lot of beef items to stretch/act as filler. I doubt most people know what a REAL beef taco tastes like anymore.

Not that it's quite the same - but I've fooled (not purposely, just because they never asked) a WHOLE lot of omnis with soy/tvp based tacos.

Most kids I know are even pickier than adults and I've made soy based tacos for my daughter's friends and soccer buddies and not ONE of the kids has ever turned up their nose, or questioned what was in them.

Several have said they want the recipe or "like them better than their Mom's" (or Taco Bell, or wherever) which is probably due to seasoning or whatever.

By now, after making them for years, all the kids know they're soy (or "fake-meat" as they call it) and they don't care in the least, but I've decided commercial places MUST use some soy (though, as we've determined, the products aren't 'all' soy!!) because once you add seasonings, sauce, cheese, toppings, taco shell, etc...the texture seems similar enough for people not to notice.
 
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