Oct 1, 2014

Review: Jack in the Box - Chick-N-Tater Melt

Jack in the Box's Chick-N-Tater Melt features a crispy chicken patty, bacon, a hash brown patty, a melted blend of three cheeses, and ranch dressing on a toasted croissant.

It's part of their late night menu, which is available from 9 pm to 5 am daily. You can purchase one for $4 or for $6 as part of a Munchie Meal (with two Tacos, Halfsie fries, and a fountain drink).

This sandwich was... interesting and I don't mean that in a bad way. What I mean when I say/write that is the Chick-N-Tater Melt has a lot of components, but most of them sported a mild flavor, which meant none of them particularly stood out.

The ranch was surprisingly mild without a whole lot of tanginess or herby notes and the cheese echoed the same providing a bit of savory depth and slight creaminess without richness.

What ended up coming through the most, although still with not much distinction, was the hash brown patty and the smoky bacon. Coupled with the slightly flaky croissant, there's very much a breakfast feel to it that's apt considering it replaced the Brunch Burger.

The chicken patty also gets lost in there; I got bits and pieces here and there taste-wise. The breading wasn't particularly crispy.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Chick-N-Tater Melt gave an interesting savory base that didn't quite take advantage of any ingredients to give it enough identity or character. I liked it fine but nothing really stood out.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Chick-N-Tater-Melt-Munchie Meal (they don't list the sandwich individually)
Serving Size - 1 meal (587g) not including the drink.
Calories - 1756 (from Fat - 981)
Fat - 109g (Saturated Fat - 28g)
Sodium - 3307mg
Carbs - 151g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 44g

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