Jun 24, 2014

Review: Jack in the Box - Breakfast Monster Taco

Jack in the Box's new, limited time Breakfast Monster Taco features an extra long deep-fried taco topped with scrambled eggs, two half-slices of cheese, and taco sauce.

I picked one up (in the wee hours of course!) for $1.79.

It's not too different from Jack's regular Tacos and/or Monster Tacos since the only real difference is eggs instead of lettuce.

Given that eggs are usually paired with bacon or sausage at most fast food places, the eggs and taco meat combo makes for an interesting pairing. There's a more earthy quality to Jack in the Box's taco meat (I'm pretty sure there must be beans in it) that doesn't contrast as much with the eggs as much as it accents it. It might be a little strange to some but I liked it. Also, I've had eggs of varying quality from Jack in the Box, but this time around they did a really good job and produced some perfectly cooked fluffy eggs.

Beyond that, the cheese was thoroughly melted and the sauce adds a spicy tang that's missing from the taco meat. The shell is a greasy combination of crunchy and chewy portions that you can consider part of the taco's charm (or lack thereof).

Overall, I enjoyed Jack in the Box's Breakfast Monster Taco, which adds an interesting quirk to the late night classic. I'm not entirely convinced it feels like breakfast but it was good.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Breafast Monster Taco (135g)
Calories - 324 (from Fat - 191)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 668mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 14g