The 1/3 pound version goes for $6.99 in my area but I received this one courtesy of Carl's Jr. (the suggested retail is $5.49 so it's a bit pricier here). The same burger can also be found at Hardee's.
The bacon jam is made with bacon pieces, balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions, and molasses. Between the tanginess of the vinegar, the sweetness of the onions and molasses, and the smoky saltiness of the bacon, it ends up tasting somewhat like a sweet barbecue sauce but with a meatier onion base rather than the more standard tomato base. It makes for a familiar enjoyable flavor that still manages enough difference to keep it interesting.
Other than the jam, there was a moist and substantial seasoned beef patty with a decent amount of char, crisp lettuce, and firm tomatoes. The cheese was largely wasted as the taste struggled to come through against the bacon and bacon jam. Two slices or none might have been better.
The bun looked like someone had forgotten the egg-wash (they bake their Fresh Baked buns in each restaurant) and it seemed a little drier and chewier as a result (it could have also just been an older bun). Other than that, it was nicely toasted.
Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. 1/3 lb. Bacon 3-Way Thickburger (356g)
Calories - 870 (from Fat - 450)
Fat - 50g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 2230mg
Carbs - 65g (Sugar - 22g)
Protein - 44g