EXCLUSIVE: Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pic, Corrections

The media got the 25,000 Taco Bell packet story wrong and someone who knows someone involved wrote in to get the facts straight.

Above is a picture from one of the participant’s cellphones, “of the mess they left on the Taco Bell floor.”

According our tipster’s report, none of the sauce was stolen. One individual simply ate “A LOT” of Taco Bell and stockpiled the extra packets from his meals in the back of his car for three years.

Nobody wore masks, although some of the ten wore baseball caps. The participants were teenagers, not men, the eldest being 18 or 19. And there were eleven 40-gallon trashbags, not six.

“The individual responsible for the stockpiling left a note apologizing for the hoarding and that he felt bad for doing so,” says our tipster.

Obviously they didn’t think about their action’s unintended consequences. In a bid to fight future taco terrorism, Taco Bell announced they will make all sauce packets transparent.

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  1. Hawkins says:

    Who says bloggers aren’t journalists?

  2. I live about 15 minutes away from Marion. I eat at this Taco Bell all the time, however I was not there the day of the incident. I find this rather hilarious, personally. All of a sudden our little dot on the map (OK, I consider 30,000 rather small) is news on Consumerist. Funny.

    But just for the record, here is the link to the local newspaper article on it: http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID

    I would probably believe the source that has contacted you is probably right. Let’s just say that our local paper isn’t exactly known for its super accurate reporting, if you know what I mean.

  3. Ishmael says:

    What newspaper is know for super-accurate reporting? The one in my town, when there is no news, they make up stuff about the sheriff and print it.

    So is this the way to clean out your car now? Can I dump all those stray french fries my husband leaves on the floorboard in the middle of the Dairy Queen dining room?

  4. magic8ball says:

    You’d think they could have at least donated the sauce to Improv Everywhere or something.