QUICK REVIEW: Jack in the Box Birthday Cake Shake

Jack in the Box Birthday Cake Shake

Happy Belated 66th Birthday, Jack in the Box!

Or Happy Early 67th Birthday, Jack in the Box!

I’m not sure which one because the fast food chain was founded on February 21, 1951, and we’re currently at the halfway point between birthdays. Well, no matter whose birthday it is, you can celebrate with Jack in the Box’s new Birthday Cake Shake. Or you could show that you care about that person by spending some cash to buy an actual birthday cake.

The creamy dessert features real ice cream, birthday cake syrup, whipped cream, and LOTS of colorful sprinkles. There’s also a cherry on top that, along with the sprinkles, makes the shake look as if a unicorn sneezed on a clown’s face.

Jack in the Box Birthday Cake Shake 2

Birthday cake shakes have been done before by other fast food chains (see Burger King) and this one from Jack in the Box tastes similar. It has a yellow cake batter flavor that’s become the default for birthday cake-flavored products. Some get birthday cake flavor wrong, making it taste more like frosting, but this one gets it right. It’s really sweet, but then again, it’s a shake.

The whipped cream’s flavor reminds me of cake frosting when mixed with the shake. As for the unicorn snot, I mean, sprinkles, they add a lot of bright colors and a crunchiness whenever one finds itself between your molars.

While Jack in the Box’s Birthday Cake Shake is a tasty sugar bomb, I wish the shake’s color was more vibrant. I never thought I’d be writing this ever, but the shake needs more food coloring. Its yellow hue was more bathroom wall yellow than birthday cake yellow.

Purchased Price: $4.19*
Size: Regular
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Regular) – 860 calories, 400 calories from fat, 44 grams of fat, 33 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 600 milligrams of potassium, 109 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 94 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts

Do not confuse Krispy Kreme’s new Chocolate Glaze Doughnut with its Chocolate Iced Glazed Doughnut. While the latter is an Original Glazed Doughnut dipped in chocolate, the former is an Original Glazed Doughnut smothered in chocolate.

The new chocolate choked doughnut is being offered to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. It’ll be available on Saturday and Sunday (August 19-20) during PM Hot Light hours, and Monday during AM and PM Hot Light hours. Hot Light times are when locations are making the doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme’s Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts are available at participating locations. To learn more and to find out which stores are offering the doughnut, visit www.krispykreme.com/Eclipse.

If you try it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

REMINDER: It’s 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Time Again

7 Eleven BYO Cup August 2017

7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day is back again!

Today (August 18) and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores you can fill up a qualifying cup of your choice with Slurpee for just $1.50.

But you can’t just use anything. There are a few rules.

  • All cups must be able to fit upright through a 10-inch cutout in stores.
  • Needs to be safe for food.
  • Should be water tight.
  • Only one cup per person.

(Image via 7-Eleven’s Facebook page)