Jack in the Box Mini Churros

Written by | October 29, 2008

Topics: 3 Rating, Fast Food, Food, Jack in the Box

Mmm…churros.

They’re a staple at carnivals, amusement parks, sports stadiums, movie theaters, Renaissance Fairs, Civil War battle reenactments, and underground cockfights. But now you can get them any time you want, without having to pay admission, dress up in clothing with poofy shoulders, or choose whether you’re a part of the Union or Confederacy, just as long as you have a Jack in the Box nearby.

The Jack in the Box Mini Churros are shaped like most churros — they look like something that comes out of a Play-Doh fun factory, except it doesn’t come in psychedelic colors that makes the hippies say “whoa” and the little kiddies scream. You can get them in either five or ten bite-sized pieces. I purchased the five-piece one, which was reasonably priced and, when combined, seemed to equal a regular-length churro.

The churros may look like shorter versions of the ones you eat after flashing your boobs on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain, but instead of the traditional sprinkling of the sugar and cinnamon on the churro, the mini churros are injected with a cinnamon and sugar filling.

The cinnamon and sugar on a regular churro you got after taking a spin on the gravity machine at the county fair is there to cover the greasy taste of the fried dough, but the cinnamon and sugar filling in the Jack in the Box Mini Churros wasn’t very successful with masking the oily taste. There’s a hint of cinnamon and sugar, but since it appears everything was dipped in oil, the sweet flavors hardly survived after being fried. The only good thing about them being fried is that they’re crunchy, but then again, everything that’s fried is crunchy.

It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long for one of the big fast food chains to deliver their own version of the deep-fried pastry, after all if there’s any group that’s known for their deep-frying, it’s fast food chains…and people with really crispy turkeys on Thanksgiving. I’m surprised Taco Bell didn’t come out with a churro before everyone else, since they’re number one in fake-Mexican fast food. Yes, I know they have cinnamon twists, but why don’t call them churros? Maybe churros are just too authentic for them.

Since I didn’t really care for the Jack in the Box Mini Churros, I guess I must continue getting my deep-fried cinnamon and sugar pastries at underground cockfights. I just hope I don’t say the wrong password before I enter.

Item: Jack in the Box Mini Churros
Price: $1.49 ($1.00 in the rest of the US)
Size: 5 pieces
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Reasonably priced. Crunchy. Bite-sized. Play-Doh.
Cons: Greasy-tasting. Not very sugary or cinnamon-y. Sugar and cinnamon are injected in filling form, instead of being sprinkled on. Getting churros at underground cockfights. Saying the wrong password at a cockfight.






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  1. Marvo says:

    @Chuck – I think in 30-40 years, The Biggest Loser will cease to exist. Instead there will be human bowling where people will be bowling balls.

    @nat – The first thing I look for in Cali are big fake boobs and I accomplish that within the first 30 seconds after walking off of the plane.

    @mandy_Reeves – Oh snap! I forgot about Costco churros. I guess I can get decent churros at a decent price.

    @Reprobate – I will not look real hard.

    @Nevis – I remember the first time I had a churro, it was like a party in my mouth and then I don’t remember much after that due to the sugar coma.

    Ribwich – I say, DEMAND that a JITB come to wherever you are. I say, get people to sign a petition and then send it to JITB corporate.

    @Natalie – I hate my Jack in the Box reviews too, because I have to eat more fast food than I really should.

    @cb – Thank you for introducing me to “chorro.” I shall use it wisely and only for good.

  2. Marvo says:

    @Heidi – That’s okay.

    @Fermifighter – Deep frying = delicious = crispy = heart hate

    @rossitron – I think desserts at fast food joints are necessary because if you’re going to eat something unhealthy, you might as well go all the way.

    @amanda – I am also gross looking and artery clogging.

    @April – What the hell is a Taco John’s? ::looks at website:: Oh, that’s a Taco John’s — something that will never come to Hawaii.

    @Shannon – I could kill you with something in your fridge, but I don’t know where you live, so I can’t put a live boar in it.

    @Neil – I believe crunchy anus is a delicacy in Thailand.

    @Anonymous – To make my Mexican food more authentic, I get a mariachi band.

    @Del Taco – Since we don’t have a Del Taco here, could you tell them to tell Jack in the Box how to make good churros.

    @Florida Churros Company – I personally would not buy shares of anything at the moment with the way the market is right now.