REVIEW: Jack in the Box $2.99 Jumbo Deal (Jumbaco)

Dear Jack in the Box $2.99 Jumbo Deal,

By the time you read this, I’ll be eating a salad with a low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. I apologize for doing this, but it’s something I had to do for the both of us. I know this might come as a bit of a surprise to you, especially because you’re so cheap and mostly delicious, but I need to be far away from you as possible. I think you’re wonderful and me love you long time, but I don’t think we’re right for each other.

First of all, we’re not very compatible. With 2,178 milligrams of sodium, you’re a salt lick and that does not go well with my high blood pressure. You like clogging my arteries and I like them unclogged so that I can properly distribute blood throughout my body. Heck, we don’t even enjoy the same types of movies and music. I still don’t understand your fascination with Pokemon movies and your love for the Jonas Brothers. Also, what’s up with you and all those Betamax tapes?

My gut tells me that I should be with you every day, but my heart says the opposite. And I’m going to listen to my heart because if I were to stay with you, there’s no way my heart would be able to take it.

You have to admit that we met under desperate situations. I only had $3.25 in my wallet and you needed a gimmick that would encourage people to spend money during these tight times. Your Jumbo Jack, two beef tacos and small order of natural cut fries for $2.99 is hard to resist. Your Jumbo Jack is delicious because it’s so simple. It’s just a beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo and ketchup in between a bun. Your natural cut fries are decent fare because they’re a bit too soggy for my tastes. And your beef tacos are probably the worst fast food tacos ever, but combined with the other two for a $2.99 price tag makes me forget that they’re greasier than a used Yugo salesman. In the end, I guess you only loved me for my money, no matter how small of an amount it was.

Anyway, I want to eat other cheap meals that won’t make my heart explode…if I can find some. But if you like, we can still be friends with benefits. So maybe once in awhile, when I want to be naughty, I can come over and nibble at you. Let me know if you would be willing to do that.

So take care of yourself and good luck.



PS – I went down on a Whopper and Big Mac at the same time while we were together.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 Jumbo Deal – 1236 calories, 66 grams of fat, 21 grams of saturated fat, 8 grams of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 2178 milligrams of sodium, 1591 milligrams of potassium, 122 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of dietary fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 35 grams of protein.)

Item: Jack in the Box $2.99 Jumbo Deal
Price: $2.99
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Cheap and mostly delicious. Jumbo Jack is tasty. Fries are decent. Great source of protein. Great for a cheap date. Friends with benefits.
Cons: Extremely unhealthy. Does not include drink. Does not include Accupril (high blood pressure medication). Jack in the Box tacos are the worst fast food tacos. Jonas Brothers. Pokemon movies. Used Yugo salesmen.

24 thoughts to “REVIEW: Jack in the Box $2.99 Jumbo Deal (Jumbaco)”

  1. does anyone realize that these items have always been 2.99, or close to it. jumbo jack 99 2 tacos 99 small fries 1.19

  2. If one could buy this in Japan for about 350 yen, there’d be a lot more fat Japanese people. The calorie count on this made me want to crawl up in a ball and hide.

  3. I usually get their sourdough jack with curly fries, myself, when I’m in an artery-clogging mood. It’s more expensive than this combo of course.

    Their tacos do suck, but they have excellent jalepeno poppers.

  4. Mmmmmm…looks yummy! I haven’t lived near a jack in the box for about 6 years now. If I happened to stumble upon one…would I purchase this huge massive amount of yum? Probably not…but I would be able to sample this because my husband would sure order this combo. I do remember their tacos not being the best like Chuck said in his comment.

  5. the tacos shouldn’t be called tacos, but whatever they are i think they are delicious. oh jack in the box, how i miss thee. and your curly fries. and mixing the strawberry and the orange soda together.

    nom nom nom.

  6. damn i like how you took a bite of the two stacked together. Extra points for that… i actually like their tacos, on a once a year basis.

  7. SJ, you’re probably right about that for many parts of the US, except for Hawaii, where the Jumbo Jack’s current (regular) menu price is $1.99 IIRC. And I believe a regular order fries is $1.50.

    Marvo, you built yours in the exact opposite method I did, putting the Jumbo Jack between the Tacos instead of the Taco between the Jumbo Jack. But yours must have been much more “greasy-taco’ey” due to having BOTH (scary) tacos with it. Mines was really more like a half-breed mutt.

    Dig the love letter format of this review. Hilarious as always!

  8. Thanks for posting that “after” picture, Marvo — it helps me resist the temptation to go out and try it for myself…

  9. That is probably the best picture taken of anything ever. I, however, would pass on this deal because I find the Jumbo Jack to be dry and the tacos to be frightening. People who enjoy frozen deep fried tacos with American cheese should be dropped inside a volcano.

  10. @sj – A Jumbo Jack for 99 cents. I must move to where you are or bring where you are closer to me.

    @Orchid64 – What!?! Everyone in Japan is not a sumo wrestler. Bah!

    @Chuck – Mmm…Curly fries. I prefer their curly fries over their straight regular fries, but I prefer straight hair over curly hair.

    @Andrea (Off Her Cork) – Bryan is crazier than I am because I have standards. I will not buy canned goods from the Dollar Store, no matter how cheap they are. He has an iron stomach. Mine is made out of aluminum.

    @amanda – If you like grease and possible zits around your mouth, you’ll love JITB tacos.

    @kagai – Sometimes I wish I didn’t have a Jack in the Box. Those times usually happen after I consume 750 calories of JITB goodness.

    @stephanie – I think they should be called Venus Taco Traps.

    @Bryan – Actually, if you look carefully, you’ll see the second taco on the bottom. I had to do some serious mouth stretching to get the monster in me. Wait…That line sounded kind of porn-ish.

    @Pomai – To be honest, it never dawned on me to stick the taco between the buns. I thought it would be better to use the tacos as buns, but I was wrong. Also, I wanted to wring those taco before I ate them to get rid of all that grease.

    @Heidi – It was the grease soaked taco shell that got you, wasn’t it?

    @Ace – No, the best picture taken of anything ever would be a picture of Jessica Alba in a bikini holding that picture.

  11. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but that looks really good. And the fries are soggy. I like them soggy.

  12. I love me some fast food, but holy crap that picture was nauseating. That taco is a crime against nature. Look at the huge spot where the grease has saturated the shell. Ugh. Does Jack in the Box assign a trained EMT to stand next to your table while you eat in case emergency CPR is needed to keep your heart beating?

  13. I haven’t been able to eat fast food for almost a year because it makes me throw up, but looking at that picture kinda makes me wish I could eat artery-clogging goodness. Too bad this blog doesn’t review more healthier foods 🙁

  14. Me and my boyfriend do this deal when we are broke/hungry… he gets the Jumbo Jack and I get the tacos. Combine that with the two free waters and we have a meal for two with lots of MSG loaded taco sauce. I love it. XD Don’t do it often though but its fun.

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