Jul 3, 2013

Review: Jack in the Box - Loaded Chili Cheese Wedges

Jack in the Box's new, limited-time Loaded Chili Cheese Wedges features potato wedges topped with beef chili, cheddar cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, and sliced jalapenos.

An order at my local Jack in the Box was $2.99.

They forgot the jalapeno slices so I had to ask for them and add them myself. They add a sour and spicy bite.

I'm a fan of Jack's potato wedges; they're moist inside with just a slightly-crispy, lightly-battered crust. Importantly, they are lightly salted, which makes them a good canvas to add on to.

The cheese here is more or less like plain nacho cheese; it's pretty familiar but not as rich or flavorful as on the previous Hot Mess Wedges. I would have liked more cheddar on these for flavor.

The chili was pretty meaty, but like the cheese, was also a bit lacking in the flavor department. It could use a little more bite or sweet tomato tang. The onions come in somewhat large slices, which gives either too much onion or none at all to each bite. A even, better distributed dice would have made up some ground in the terms of flavor.

The end result is a middling (good) example of chili cheese wedges that could have been much better (great) with a few tweaks. Somehow, I enjoyed the less-"loaded" Hot Mess Potato Wedges more.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Loaded Chili Cheese Wedges
Calories - 777 (from Fat - 439)
Fat - 49g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 1542mg
Carbs - 65g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 18g

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