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Jun 25, 2013

Review: Jack in the Box - Big Waffle Stack

Jack in the Box's Big Waffle Stack is part of their summer "Go Big or Go Hungry" menu and features two eggs, country-grilled sausage, ham, American cheese, and hickory-smoked bacon between two lightly-sweetened, toasted maple waffles. Like the rest of Jack's menu, it's available all day.

It cost me $3.39 for one at my local Jack in the Box.

The sandwich pretty much takes all the ingredients of Jack in the Box's breakfast menu (except for maybe hash browns, which I think they should have just tossed in as well) and stuffs it between two small waffles.

With three different breakfast meat meats, you might think that it gets a bit salty, and you'd be wrong; it gets a lot salty. The bacon was actually thicker than expected and a little bit crispy too. But, with all the salty meats piled on each other, I sometimes had problems making out the various flavors in some bites. Even with two fried eggs as a buffer, the Waffle Stack was way too salty for me.

The fried eggs at Jack in the Box differ from McDonald's and Burger King in that they're fried till they develop a thin, crispy surface layer. They're also not scrambled so you can taste the yolk and the egg whites distinctly, which may be good or bad depending on your preference. I prefer soft and fluffy scrambled eggs, so the fried eggs are just okay for me.

There was two thoroughly melted slices of American cheese that add an expected flavor, but also more salt.

I've had Jack's waffles twice now and each time I've gotten them they've been super soft despite being toasted. There's a nice bit of maple syrup flavor to them like McDonald's McGriddles, but I think even the McGriddles have more of a toasty layer to them. I like the sweet and savory interplay, but I'd rather have an Eggo waffle for some crunch.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Big Waffle Stack is a miss for me. I like the idea, but there's just too much salt stacked high for me to enjoy it. I might have had better luck taking the thing apart and eating it like a breakfast plate.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Big Waffle Stack
Calories - 655 (from Fat - 416)
Fat - 46g (Saturated Fat - 16g)
Sodium - 1717mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 33g

8 comments:

  1. It is much too salty...I prefer their smaller waffle sandwich with just sausage, egg, and cheese.

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  2. I just had this sandwich this morning. This is one of the rare cases where I HATED something from Jack in the Box. The sausage was too spicy for me, so I removed that. The top waffle fell apart because the cheese was gluing it to the sausage. Like you said, the whole thing was way too salty. I tried eating just the bottom waffle, but the cheese glued the bacon and ham to it as well. Wish I had gotten something else.

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  3. Same here. This was so salty it was almost unpalatable. :/

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  4. why would anyone in their right mind order one of these??...THIS is why people sue mickey d because they've gotten fat...hahahahaha...1717 mg of sodium?...are you kidding me?...this isn't breakfast--it's attempted murder!!

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  5. I said "sue mickey d" because I haven't heard of anyone suing jack....yet...this sandwich could change that...

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  6. That's almost the entire day's worth of sodium in one meal !!! And it looks nasty too.

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  7. I prefer the smaller one too, but I still thought this wasn't that bad.. I only ate half of it when I got it and saved the rest for later though. It is a bit much to eat all of it in one sitting. If it wasn't for the extra egg I probably would've liked it less.

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  8. It's by far not the 1st time Jack has gone way over the top with this type of thing... I think they'll be fine because they don't really market to a "healthy" crowd, they embrace that they're a bit ridiculous.

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