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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jack in the Box is SO Cheesy!


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I stopped at Jack in The Box the other day for lunch. I noticed that they had not one, not two, but three new cheesy items! Whatever should I do?!?!? I think I’ll order them all! Jack in the Box is now serving a Nacho Cheeseburger ($1.49) a Nacho Chicken Sandwich ($1.49) and Cheesy Macaroni Bites (Fried Mac and Cheese $2.99 for 6).

I ordered all three and took them to go. I got back to my office and unwrapped my cheesy feast. I was excited about all three items, so I didn’t know where to start. I finally decided to start with the chicken sandwich. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. This was really good. The nacho cheese and jalapenos added a burst of cheesy flavor.

Next, I moved on to the burger. This was of course very similar to the chicken sandwich. I felt that the flavor of the burger patty didn’t go quite as well with the nacho cheese and jalapenos. I still enjoyed the burger, but I thought the chicken sandwich was better.

Last up were the cheesy macaroni bites. I was so excited to try these little fried triangles. I took a bite and my excitement faded. They weren’t horrible, but they were pretty greasy and bland. At $2.99 for an order of 6, I think these are way overpriced. Maybe if they were 6 for 99 cents, I’d order them again.

I went on the Jack in the Box website to try and find the nutritional value of my meal. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything on the nacho sandwiches. They had the info for the cheesy bites though. An order of 6 cheesy bites had 444.2 calories and 25.4 grams of fat including 9.6 grams of saturated fat and 4.2 grams of trans fat. Blech. I think I’ll avoid these in the future.

6 comments:

jumpcut said...

I have to say, those pictures look kind of gross. The cheese looks like green vomit.

Diamond Dog said...

Best thing at Jack IN The Box is still their 2 tacos for 99 cents. I think they are made from cat food or something. But they are so tasty.

Captain said...

You should have gone for the cheesy quadfecta with an order of their mozzarella sticks with zesty marinara.

I love JITB. I'm currently addicted to their sirloin BBQ burger, cheese sticks and vanilla iced coffee.

Griffin said...

jumpcut-The pictures do look kinda gross. That's just the nature of nacho cheese I guess.

diamond dog-Their tacos ARE good. I sure hope it isn't cat food though...

captain-I've never been a big fan of Mozarella sticks. I do believe that the Jack in the Box sirloin burgers are better than most fancy restaurant burgers though.

Captain said...

The marinara they serve with the mozz sticks has a nice hot on the tongue feel to it from the addition of Tabasco, I believe. It's a pleasant deviation from the same old same old.

I tried one of their Kona coffee shakes for the first time the other day. I highly recommend it.

Bill said...

Yum - nacho on everything!!!