REVIEW: Jack in the Box Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

Jack in the Box Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

Jack in the Box’s Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich is a weirdo!

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo!

I thought it was going to have a turkey sausage patty or maybe some turkey bacon, like a normal breakfast sandwich, but it doesn’t. Instead it uses the same turkey found in Jack in the Box’s Grilled Sandwich.

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo!

And it’s not layers of turkey, it’s just one slice that significantly sticks out from under the bun, making it look like the sandwich is sticking its tongue at me.

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo!

The breakfast sandwich also comes topped with a tomato slice. What!? Tomato on a fast food breakfast sandwich?

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo!

However, even though Jack in the Box’s Egg White & Turkey Sandwich is a weirdo, I love this little weirdo. And if loving this weirdo makes me a weirdo, then so be it! I’ll point my finger at myself and yell…

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo!

The combination of turkey, American cheese, tomato, and egg with a toasted regular bun seems like something overnight Jack in the Box employees developed out of boredom during some downtime between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Thank you bored Jack in the Box employees (or a chef in Jack in the Box’s test kitchens), because I think it’s a wonderful way to start my morning.

Or afternoon.

Or evening.

Or end my night of debauchery, since this breakfast sandwich is available 24 hours a day.

What I like most about the sandwich are the egg whites, an #FFFFFF glob of protein with a noticeable buttery flavor. They have a nice, soft texture and I prefer it over Jack’s regular fried egg. Thankfully, egg whites can be substituted for the regular fried egg in any other breakfast sandwich at no extra cost. So get ready Jack in the Box employees for all my special breakfast orders.

Jack in the Box Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich Closeup

The sandwich doesn’t have a sauce, but the cheese melts to the point where it looks and gives the sandwich flavor like a sauce. Because there’s only a slice of turkey, it doesn’t really stand out flavor-wise, but it’s noticeable. As for the tomato slice, it’s still weird seeing it on a breakfast sandwich, even after having three of these within the past week. I can’t think of any other fast food place that does that, but I hope others follow because the lone tomato slice does add flavor and a slight crunchy texture to the sandwich.

I have to say, I find it funny I’m writing about the American cheese and tomato in a positive manner, because I usually write stuff like “the cheese was there only to prevent the other ingredients from falling out” or “the tomato was there only so you could say you ate veggies today.” Times have changed.

Last year, I gave the McDonald’s Egg White Delight a positive review. But I have to admit Jack in the Box’s Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich is better tasting, especially the egg whites. Also, thanks to the American cheese and tomato, it’s more colorful than the Egg White Delight, which looks like someone used a sepia photo filter on it.

It’s definitely weird looking.

Weirdo! Weirdo! Weirdo! McDonald’s Egg White Delight is a weirdo!

(Nutrition Facts – 248 calories, 52 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 22 milligrams of cholesterol, 833 milligrams of sodium, 241 milligrams of potassium, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.49
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Tasty way to start my morning. Buttery egg whites, American cheese, and tomato slice make this a yummy sandwich. Cheese and tomato actually add flavor. Lower in fat and calories than Jack’s other breakfast sandwiches. Available all day. Proud about being a weirdo as an adult.
Cons: Tomato on a breakfast sandwich is weird. Not much fiber compared with the McDonald’s Egg White Delight, which uses a whole grain muffin. Only one slice of turkey. Still high in sodium. Being called a weirdo as a kid.

7 thoughts on “REVIEW: Jack in the Box Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

  1. It seriously looks like something I’d cobble together from random ingredients in my fridge after having the flu and not being able to shop for a week.

    1. “Random fridge crap assembled” may be the future of fast food menus… Taco Bell committed something of that nature with chicken, cheese, and flatbread recently.

  2. I am curious, how does an item get a 10? Is there ever an item that has gotten a 10? There are various items that seem to be perfect hits with you, and the cons on those items seem to be a stretch. The tomato is weird, but it works perfectly with the sandwich? How does that dock points?

    I enjoy the reviews, I am just curious.

    1. The only 10s I’ve given recently are to the Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee packs. There were numerous reasons why I gave them 10s, but the difference between those and this sandwich (and you can included the McDonald’s BBQ Ranch Burger, which I equally enjoyed and also gave an 8-rating) is that I felt confident that almost everyone who tried them (and when I say “them” I mean regular Starbucks patrons and not hardcore coffee drinkers) would like them very much. That was not the case with this sandwich (and the McDonald’s BBQ Ranch Burger). There are things about both sandwiches that will turn off some people and hence the great, but not perfect score.

  3. Didn’t think I would like it but it is an amazingly good breakfast sandwich! I thought the tomato was a great addition. Love that they are sold all day long. I like breakfast for dinner! Would certainly recommend this sandwich.

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