Dec 18, 2015

Jack in the Box Peppermint Oreo Shake Menu Hacks

The folks at Jack in the Box have suggested a number of menu item mash-ups for their holiday-themed Peppermint Oreo Shake that I thought I'd share with you guys.

The holiday shake features a blend of ice cream, Oreo cookies, and peppermint syrup.

Here's what they suggest:

- First up are Frozen Flap Jacks, which are Peppermint Oreo Shake drizzled over Mini Pancakes.

- Peppermint Logs are Mini Churros dipped in the shake.

- The Reindeer Cake takes a Chocolate Overload Cake and drizzles Peppermint Oreo Shake over it.

- Finally, Fire 'N' Ice Fries is where you dip French Fries into the shake (Curly Fries are also suggested for an added twist).

I tried the Frozen Flap Jacks and Fire 'N' Ice Fires courtesy of Jack in the Box. Surprisingly, between the two, I liked the fries and shake combo better (I'm usually not huge on the sweet and savory combinations). My fries were crispy on this occasion and for whatever reason the cool, sweet, creamy, and just slightly chocolaty quality of the shake was working well with the crispy potato of the fries. The pancakes didn't offer quite the textural novelty and their flavor didn't hold up as well against the shake's.

As far as the Peppermint Oreo Shake itself goes, the peppermint flavor was actually fairly mild and I could have used a bit more for the holiday vibe. The shake was fairly thick, creamy, and not too sweet.

The Oreo cookies were actually crispy and included a good amount of the vanilla creme, which I sometimes tasted more than the peppermint. The wall of the cup made it look like there were just tiny powdery bits of Oreo wafers in the shake, but there were surprisingly sizable chunks floating around in there (my straw actually clogged at one point).

Overall, Jack in the Box's Peppermint Oreo Shake was good but more a Oreo shake with peppermint than a peppermint shake with Oreos.

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