Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - Tacos

Jack in the Box Tacos are a common order for many a late night food run. They consist of beef, American cheese, shredded lettuce, and taco sauce in a crunchy corn tortilla.

They are dirt cheap at two for 99 cents.

Jack in the Box's Tacos don't look very good (they looks gross actually, even for fast food) and what kind of taco has a half-slice of American cheese inside?! Also the beef is a mixture of beef and "textured vegetable protein" (like the cheap frozen burritos you buy at the supermarket). Compared to other fast food, the quality is pretty low, but I like 'em.

I think the way they cook these is they fry the meat and shell together before stuffing all the other ingredients inside. The shell is typically greasy and soaked in oil in some sections. There are some crunchy bits here and there.

The meat is paste-like, but flavorful. It's probably contains a lot of seasoning because they don't give you much meat. The lettuce is filler and texture. And the taco sauce sets it all off with a tart, vinegary sweetness coupled with a slight heat.

Jack in the Box's Tacos are cheap food in every sense of the word. They're good in a guilty pleasure kind of way. Sometimes I just want one and it only cost 99 cents to get two (so I get two!).

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Taco
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 320mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 6g
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