What’s in your Chili?

Here is the listing for what is or isn’t in the Taco Bell Chili.  This is a cut and paste from their website. The website link below is their ingredient website.

CHILI

Beef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, SBeef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. Chili Seasoning: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Spices, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Paprika (Color), Maltodextrin, Tomato Powder, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic Powder, Sodium Alginate, Malic Acid, Monocalcium Phosphate, Extractives of Paprika (Color), with not more than 2% Silicon Dioxide added as an Anticaking Agent. CONTAINS WHEAT.

oybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. Chili Seasoning: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Spices, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Paprika (Color), Maltodextrin, Tomato Powder, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic Powder, Sodium Alginate, Malic Acid, Monocalcium Phosphate, Extractives of Paprika (Color), with not more than 2% Silicon Dioxide added as an Anticaking Agent. CONTAINS WHEAT.

For more nutritional content visit  http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/ingredientstatement

 

Anyone worried now about those microwave Burritos besides me?

Picture lifted from Dudesfood.com

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The Apple Saga Finally Ended Today in a nano second.

Almost a month after I ordered my Dad’s Gift Card from Apple all debts and credits have been satisfied albeit non conventionally. Sami List was assigned to me by apple after a horde (6-7) different reps at apple had made a real mess of my credit, re-issue of card and then refund. I kept getting emails from apple saying that I had been refunded but of course they refunded the money to a long dead and dormant account I stopped using 6 years ago. But they kept saying it was in my itunes account and I kept saying no it’s not.
The way apple went about issuing a new gift card for my Dad was very interesting. They bought a card from the local apple store near my dad’s house in IL. They then had the store manager read the card # to apple in Cupertino who relayed it to me then my Dad. He was able to use it on Christmas eve. Mission accomplished.

The 2nd part was even weirder. I sent an email wanting credit for the shipping. I figured since they delivered it to me in MA and not to my Dad in IL they should take care of it. They agreed and tried to credit it back. No luck, because Fedex said they delivered the package they never got a signature for. Hmmm. Apple then said they would credit me the shipping and my father’s new gift card because of all the trouble I went through. I said that wasn’t necessary but excepted readily.
They left a message saying the credit had gone through and I checked and it had not. This went on another ½ week with apple trying to apply a credit to my functioning itunes account with no luck at all. Everyday Sami checked in to see if I saw anything. It was funny.

Finally Sami called and said they found what was happening and they (apple) offered me a new 8 gb Nano. The value is about 150.00. I said sure and thank you.
Sami list should be promoted to manager at apple. I sense she is former military and was a no nonsense problem solver that finally had to laugh with me at the situation that was created at apple. I told her the backlash of me writing this blog is apple might make her a pariah of sorts for doing such an amazing job in sorting out the mess that is apple
online purchasing. Thanks apple for finally solving this mess in a nano second.

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My Top ten favorite iphone / Itouch Apps so far…

My Sister Robin got an Itouch for Christmas, and immediately wanted to know about apps to download. I explained there are free apps and apps you pay for. I of course prefer the free ones. Here is my top Ten list of favorites with hyper links to each one.

1. Siri . Voice activated concierge, slick even when it does not work perfectly.

2. Dropbox Share files with clients, friends and complete strangers

3. Facebook If you don’t know facebook by now your dead, or on life support in a coma.

4. Hootsuite takes some of the stress out of being socially relevant.

5. Linkedin or Facebook for business people. I can’t say that now they may go public.

6. ESPN Know the score, nah nah nah nah nah nah.

7. Wallet Zero Take all those club cards and plu scan plastic things and enter them into app. Then scan phone at checkout. Toss plastic in recycling. (TYJM)

8. Pandora or Satellite radio for the free world. You can stream it to your car. I do. Figure it out spanky.

9. Mapquest 4 Mobile Too cheap for a GPS I give you Mapquest for Mobile. Allow time for getting lost.

10. QIK Video yourself and others live or to your phone to view or share later.

Have fun with this list and let me be the last to say Happy New Year

Why I dumped 4 square

I’m older I have kids a real life and I think letting others know I am not home is fundamentally unsound. If I was better organized I’d rob all your homes while you are at SXSW later this year. many of you plancasted that in September. I plan to not worry where others are in 2011 and worry more about things that really matter to me most. Sorry in advance, but if we are really friends this too shall pass. I should also say that I am interested in what it is your are doing, how life is treating you, and if I can be a better friend and helpful somehow. At midnight on New Years Eve I will checkin off the grid indefinitely.

Happy New Year 2011