REVIEW: Jack in the Box Garlic Herb Fries

Jack in the Box Garlic Herb Fries

My hope, when it comes to garlic fries, is that it has enough garlic to prevent any vampire or human being from wanting to invade my neck or personal space.

Unfortunately, the only way Jack in the Box’s Garlic Herb Fries can keep anyone away from my neck or personal space is if I use them to pelt those who want to get up on me.

I’m not Jack. I don’t have a giant head I can swing around to get people away from me. I’m also not a hoatzin. I can’t just eat whatever and then make myself smell like cow manure. I need help and Jack in the Box is preventing me from getting stinky.

The herbs and the way the fries glisten from the butter make them look so inviting. But when I compare them to the pictures I’ve seen of ballpark garlic fries or McDonald’s Gilroy Garlic Fries the chain is testing in California, with their generous amounts of garlic, I can’t help but think I’m getting gypped.

With Jack’s version the butter is infused with garlic. I’m not sure if it’s the exact same stuff on the chain’s line of Buttery Jack burgers, but I assume it is because it would complicate things in the kitchen if there were two garlic herb butter ingredients.

Having had several Buttery Jack burgers over the past few years, I’ve experienced the garlic herb butter and it has a light garlic flavor in the burger. Without having the ingredients of a burger in the way, I thought the garlic would be a bit more pungent, but it’s just as light as it is with the Buttery Jack. Also, oddly, there was a slight cheesy flavor.

That’s not what I want.

I want that garlic herb butter to affect those within a two foot radius around me when I say, “Whaaaat doooo yoooou meeeeean myyyy brrrreeeeath smeeeells?” The only thing the butter did a great job at was laying a greasy coating on and around my lips that gave them a glossy look that I only like when I’m dolled up. Thankfully, a fork came with the fries so I couldn’t build a layer of butter on my fingers.

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The garlic herb butter was dumped in the middle of the fries and a lot of it ended up on the bottom of the container it came in. So the fries that didn’t get any butter love could get some by mopping up whatever greasy liquid remained. The herbs added a nice flavor to the melted dairy. Surprisingly, even with all that butter, the fries maintained a decent level of crispiness.

Jack in the Box’s Garlic Herb Fries were disappointing. I don’t think they’re worth picking up if you’re a fan of garlic fries. They look good and smell good, but they need a stronger garlic punch.

(Nutrition Facts – 459 calories, 244 calories from fat, 27 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 29 milligrams of cholesterol, 819 milligrams of sodium, 487 milligrams of potassium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.29*
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Comes with a fork. Looks good. Smells good.
Cons: Needs a stronger garlic punch. Garlic-infused butter instead of having chopped garlic. Makes it easy for others to invade my personal space.

*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.

4 thoughts to “REVIEW: Jack in the Box Garlic Herb Fries”

  1. The real winner in fast food has gotten no mention in the article though… Jack-In-The-Box tacos are America’s finest meal. Where else are you going to get a single meal with all six of the classic food groups represented plus the seventh, unknown food group…all for 2 for a buck?

    ? Grain – corn taco shell ?
    ? Meat – there must be some in the bottom ?
    ? Dairy – cheese ?
    ? Veggies – lettuce ?
    ? Fruits – Tomato/salsa (you knew tomatoes were fruits, right?) ?
    ? Fats/Oils – that stuff oozing down your arm onto your shirt ?
    ? The Mystery Group – what the hell is that stuff mixed with the meat in the bottom? ?

    All deep-fried and then dressed out, this is the real deal when perusing America’s finest fast food cuisine, but like all fine foods, this does not travel well and must be eaten fresh from the fryer.

  2. This really sounds disappointing.. Best to make ones yourself at home, the only way to get 100% the thing you want.

  3. I got the Garlic Herb CURLY fries twice, and the first time they were amazing because there was a lot of garlic-butter put on all over, and the second time was a bit disappointing. But the Garlic Herb Curly may be better than the Regular Garlic Herb French Fries.

  4. I just tried them for the first time so disappointed that I actually look for blogs about this the dollop of garlic or butter which is probably the same is on the burger was poured on the back middle and the fries had not on it was all down in the bottom of the box and all the green herby things fell off. Not to mention what happens a lot and fast food places is the salt oh my God everybody who walks by picks up the salt shaker and always resolve the fries and then they put them in your box you back there we saw them again why are flies constantly salted and salted and salted? It doesn’t fall off it doesn’t go anywhere it doesn’t soak into the fries…. my tongue actually hurts from these Gary Barbera fries I don’t know if it was a garlic herb butter or if it’s the fries but I will never ever order them again in my lifetime

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