QUICK REVIEW: Jack in the Box Cholula Buttery Jack

Jack in the Box Cholula Buttery Jack

What is it?

The Cholula Buttery Jack features a double dose of the hot sauce, which I hope isn’t applied straight from an actual Cholula bottle with a drip top. Because that seems inefficient in a fast food kitchen where speed is important.

Along with the Cholula, the burger also has a 1/4 lb beef patty, garlic herb butter, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, and crispy jalapeños on a gourmet bun.

How is it?

With all its ingredients and flavors, I can’t help but think the Cholula Buttery Jack tastes like I’m eating a taco in a bun. It’s got ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, and hot sauce. That’s taco filling.

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While I could taste the popular hot sauce, the garlic in the butter, crispy jalapeños, and tomatoes elevate the condiment’s flavor. Those enhancements make this burger taste great. Sure it tastes like a taco, but I love tacos too and I like that it tastes the way it does.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Cholula isn’t too spicy to begin with and the crispy jalapeños are as hot as the sauce, so when combined it’s not overly spicy. There’s a tinkling of heat, but I didn’t feel the need to chug a Jack in the Box Oreo Shake or even water to temper any angry taste buds.

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The lettuce that came with my burger was mostly green, which was surprising. The crispy jalapeños do add a slight crunch and make this burger a little messy since they easily fall out. I’m not sure my burger got pepper jack cheese, because it doesn’t look like it, but whatever came with mine added a nice creaminess.


If you visit the Cholula website, it recommends adding it to burgers. If you’re visiting this website, I’m recommending this burger with Cholula sauce added.

Purchased Price: $6.19*
Size: N/A
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 770 calories, 46 grams of fat, 22 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 120 milligrams of cholesterol, 1170 milligrams of sodium, 53 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 37 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.