You Don’t Bring Veggies To A Super Bowl Party!

Taco Bell pulls Super Bowl ad after allegations that it’s insensitive to vegetable lovers

Taco Bell has pulled an outrageously offensive Super Bowl ad after a Twitter campaign shamed the fast good chain into doing the right thing. (Except not really.)

Taco Bell’s alleged offense? Discouraging people from eating their vegetables.

In the ad, the narrator suggests that bringing a tray of raw vegetables to a football party is a really lame decision (which it is).

“Veggies on game day is like punting on fourth and one. It’s a cop out,” Taco Bell guy says, and then suggests that people will “secretly hate you” unless you bring a Taco 12 Pack.

But the health advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest asked Twitter users to tweet their disappointment at Taco Bell for encouraging people to eat delicious tacos rather than carrot sticks, The Associated Press reports.

Soon after, Taco Bell pulled the ad. “We didn’t want anyone to misinterpret the intent of the ad,” spokesman Rob Poetsch said.

You don’t bring veggies to a Super Bowl party! Condiments like ketchup, relish and salsa are okay, along with lettuce, tomato and onion for burgers and tacos. But bringing bunny chow like carrots, broccoli and cauliflower is a major foo paw. Sushi and tofu are out too.

Somebody at Taco Bell is obviously unclear on the concept of “fast food”. The management at Taco Bell really needs to talk to the guys at Carls Jr./Hardees. They understand their target audience.

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74 Responses to You Don’t Bring Veggies To A Super Bowl Party!

  1. As for tofu? No offense to vegetarians- but over 90% of the soy grown in this country is GMO. Meaning Monsanto, Round Up Ready. I am not round up ready.

  2. angienc (D) says:

    Duh — vegetarians get their feeling hurt super easy.
    They’re extra special little snow flakes. Not quite as special as vegans, but more special then us meat-eating barbarians.

    Here’s a joke I saw on FB:

    Q: How can you tell if someone is a vegan?
    A: Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

    • swanspirit says:

      I am SO stealing that LOL

      ( my personal theory for many years has been that there protein molecules in meat that are already in place that we as humans benefit from in ways we do not even know about yet ; and scientists have recently discovered that eating meat , esp cooked meat , is what let us have smaller teeth and made room for bigger brains . I was right sort of ,neener neener )

  3. HELENK says:

    Sarah got paid a little over $15 a word by Fox News.

    we paid backtack $520 per word on the immigration campaign rally

  4. Damn it- now I want tacos!

  5. myiq2xu says:


    A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.

    Those working behind the counter, however, weren’t interested in selling anything.

    They were undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives running a storefront sting aimed at busting criminal operations in the city by purchasing drugs and guns from felons.

    But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun landing on the streets of Milwaukee and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from its store, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.

    When the 10-month operation was shut down after the burglary, agents and Milwaukee police officers who participated in the sting cleared out the store but left behind a sensitive document that listed names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents.

    And the agency remains locked in a battle with the building’s owner, who says he is owed about $15,000 because of utility bills, holes in the walls, broken doors and damage from an overflowing toilet.

    Keystone Kops

  6. DeniseVB says:

    The vegans and vegetarians I KNOW, aren’t into SPORTS. So who exactly is complaining about insulting vegetables ? Certainly not the White House, Obamas will have their annual Super Bowl party without a clue to this kerfluffle ….it’s a GREASEfest !

  7. votermom says:


  8. votermom says:

    My youngest is reading Persepolis (just the first one).

  9. HELENK says:

    thinking like this might add to the budget problems

    $277 million navy ship to be dismantled to avoid harming reef.

    screwup maps caused ship to run aground on the reef. rather than pulling it off the reef and repairing it, they plan to take it apart piece by piece.

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    It’s nice to get kissed first!!! 🙂

  11. HELENK says:

    does anyone else ever remember the US government demonizing American citizens like this one?
    they have gone after American businesses
    Gibson Guitar
    Boeing Aircraft
    now Gun manufactures

    Fox News

    the people they have demonized
    the trevor martin case
    the police in the professor gates affair
    the tea party
    the NRA
    and many others

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  14. yttik says:

    LOL, good grief! Thou shall not mock veggies??! I can’t believe people actually made a fuss about this.

  15. myiq2xu says:

    First there was “Goatse”. Then there was “Two Girls, One Cup”. Rounding out the trifecta of internet grossness is “Tampon Girl.”

    No links. Try google if you really want to see it. Just remember – that which has been seen cannot be unseen.

  16. votermom says:

    On Family Feud just now:
    Name something that comes in 6 inch and 12 inch sizes.
    Contestant: Condoms?

  17. honoracarroll says:

    The vast majority of the Super Bowl ads will be insulting, degrading and/or offensive to women the majority of people in the world. Why is it that vegetables have a more effective lobby than women?

  18. HELENK says:

    oh hell the public found out, I better write a check and pay for the plane rides three years later

  19. myiq2xu says:

    This movie is playing on FX – apparently it came out 3 years ago but I never heard of it before:

  20. lyn5 says:

    You can listen to live audio of Hawaii’s humpback whales.

  21. myiq2xu says:

    Here’s why I don’t “get” art:

  22. HELENK says:

    did any body watch the new show The Amerikans” tonight? It was really good.

  23. 49erDweet (D) says:

    OT this story of Dayton, Ohio’s Jerome McCorry who is both an “Anti-Gun-Protestor” and a “Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon” whom WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attacks.

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