Jul 11, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

Jack in the Box's new, limited-time Waffle Breakfast Sandwich is a lightly-sweetened waffle sandwich filled with a fried egg, a slice of American cheese, and a new country-grilled sausage patty.

I got it for dinner at my local Jack in the Box for $2.79 (because they serve breakfast all day!).

I was hoping the waffle would have some crisp thin edges, but it was a no go. The waffle was uniformly soft which really makes it like a McGriddle; it also contained the occasional tiny pocket of syrup. I really wished there was at least just a little crunchiness to the waffle. I mean that's the whole point of a waffle over pancake isn't it? I think part of the problem is that it steams inside of its wax paper wrapping. It might be better to have an open-ended wrapper for these. You might get a little crispness if you eat it right away, but who knows?

The rest of the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich is pretty standard. Jack in the Box fries their eggs like McDonald's but fry it a bit longer so that the edges crisp up (maybe they should fry their waffles in a similar fashion).

The sausage looks a lot like McDonald's sausage, but doesn't have the same peppery herb flavor that I prefer. The texture was a little too smooth and just slightly rubbery.

Is it me or do breakfast sandwiches at fast food restaurants tend to have melted cheese more often than the burgers do? The cheese here was a nice, gooey mess.

The sandwich as a whole was pretty average for fast food. Good for when you want some sweet with your savory and are in a breakfast mood at a non-breakfast hour.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 310)
Fat - 33g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 980mg
Carbs - 24g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 19g