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Jan 20, 2020

Review: Jack in the Box- Tres Leches with Strawberries Parfait

Jack in the Box's Tres Leches with Strawberries Parfait features "creme-style" sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk ("tres leches" means "three milks" in Spanish) with a layer of strawberry filling, finished with vanilla whipped topping.

I bought one for $2.29.

For the most part, the parfait tastes a lot like a pretty good strawberry shortcake except soggier.

The whipped creme/topping was creamy, lightly sweetened, and fluffy.

The strawberry filling was smooth rather chunky with a nice balance of tart, fruity, and sweet.

The cake was wet through and through (tres leches cakes tend to be wet to varying degrees) with a sweet and milky quality that adds a little more richness to it versus regular sponge cake. The texture of it tended towards bigger air pockets rather than fine, uniform ones.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Tres Leches turned out pretty well as long as you don't mind wet cake. The various layer complement each other with a mix of creamy, fruity, and sweet.