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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" m...

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

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