We love bacon. There is no denying that. For sure, we all agree that nothing beats bacon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bacon is bacon, and nothing more needs to be said.
I have to admit, however, that there are so many things with bacon these days that you just can’t help but wonder if the hype has gone overboard. Take this bacon milkshake from Jack in the Box. As much as I love bacon, I am not sure if I will like it.
Jack in the Box is an iconic chain founded back in 1951 by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego, California. Today, they branches in countless states. I don’t know if you like the chain and its food, but it sure is worth taking a look at the bacon milkshake, isn’t?
The guys at Impulsive Buy ((Impulsive Buy)) reviewed the bacon milkshake. As can be expected, the reviewer had his misgivings about trying the unusual combination, but as he says, the drink itself looks innocuous enough.
Jack in the Box uses bacon-flavored syrup made by Torani, which makes decent enough syrup although I have not tried the bacon-flavored one to be honest. This is mixed with your regular vanilla-flavored milkshake to create the one-of-a-kind dessert that not everyone might want to try.
The verdict? The bacon milkshake is actually acceptable. Here are the conclusions from that review. Oh, and forget about it if you are counting calories. I’d much rather “spend” those calories for strips of crispy bacon!
(Nutrition Facts – 16 ounces/regular size – 773 calories, 358 calories from fat, 40 grams of fat, 28 grams of saturated fat, 2 gram of trans fat, 127 milligrams of cholesterol, 319 milligrams of sodium, 691 milligrams of potassium, 89 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 75 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.)
Item: Jack in the Box Bacon Shake
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Not revolting. Pleasant flavor. Creamy. Tastes like coffee at the back end of the flavor. Bacon lovers will probably enjoy it.
Cons: Not sprinkled with chopped bacon. Might be gross to some people. There’s no signage for it in restaurants. Not bacon colored. The deep emotional scars from drinking a Jones Bacon Soda two years ago.
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