REVIEW: Jack in the Box Spicy Cluck Sandwich and Blazin Cluck Sandwich

Jack in the Box Spicy Cluck Sandwich Full

What are the Jack in the Box Spicy Cluck Sandwich and Blazin Cluck Sandwich?

Let’s have Jack’s website explain what the former is.

Jack’s Spice Squad has rated our new Spicy Cluck Sandwich as certified perfection. It’s a bigger, crispier and better-than-ever perfectly spicy, breaded fillet, topped with Jack’s Good Good Sauce, crunchy pickle chips, on a toasty brioche bun. But it doesn’t take an expert to know it’s the perfect amount of spice. You’ll know.

Jack in the Box Blazin Cluck Sandwich Full

As for the Blazin Cluck Sandwich, instead of Jack’s Good Good Sauce (which seems to be The Condiment Formerly Known As Mystery Sauce), it has Jack’s Spicy Good Good Sauce. Basically, the Spicy one doesn’t have a spicy sauce, just a spicy fillet.

Are we good?

Good.

Sauce.

How are they?

Well, I’m not going to believe the “certified perfection” that Jack’s Spice Squad claims its Spicy Cluck Sandwich has achieved because if it’s “perfection,” why is there a second, spicier version of it?

Jack in the Box Spicy Cluck Sandwich Split

As for that “bigger, crispier and better-than-ever perfectly spicy, breaded fillet,” it’s not what I’d consider perfectly spicy. There’s a scant amount of heat, and I think Jack’s regular spicy chicken sandwich was spicier. But the breading on this is crispier, and it seems to be slightly bigger.

The fillet’s lack of heat is really noticeable with the Spicy Cluck Sandwich. The regular Good Good Sauce dampens the breading’s spiciness enough that you might think you’re eating an original Cluck Sandwich.

Jack in the Box Blazin Cluck Sandwich Pickles

However, with the Blazin version, the darker orange Spicy Good Good Sauce turns the heat up several notches while preserving the regular sauce’s tangy and peppery flavors. Granted, if it’s on a 10-point scale, we’re going from a one to a three or four. It’s a mild heat, but it’s not at a level where I felt the need for a cold beverage. Also, it doesn’t help that the pickle’s tanginess cuts through the spiciness.

Jack in the Box Blazin Cluck Sandwich Split

The chicken’s coating could’ve had more heat, but I enjoyed these two as much as the original Cluck Sandwich. Although, with the Spicy one, it’s because it pretty much tastes like the original. While the Blazin one isn’t, you know, blazing, I’m okay with it being that way because it has the perfect amount of spice, thanks to the sauce. It’s spicy, but not so much that it takes away from its flavors.

Anything else you need to know?

Jack in the Box Blazin Cluck Sandwich No Apostrophe

I’m slightly surprised the Blazin version didn’t come with jalapeños or an apostrophe. But I can understand why. The pickled peppers would’ve overwhelmed the sauce’s flavor and heat, while the punctuation mark would’ve hurt Jack’s cred with the cool kids.

There are also Deluxe versions of both menu items that swap the pickles for Swiss-style cheese, onion rings, and bacon.

Conclusion:

If you’ve been waiting for a spicy version of Jack’s Cluck Sandwich, your wait is over. But, if you want to feel any heat, go for the Blazin Cluck Sandwich.

Purchased Price: $6.39 each*
Size: N/A
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Spicy), 8 out of 10 (Blazin)
Nutrition Facts: Numbers not available at publication time.

*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.

48 thoughts to “REVIEW: Jack in the Box Spicy Cluck Sandwich and Blazin Cluck Sandwich”

  1. It seems like since Popeye’s came out with their sandwich, every fast food chain in the USA feels obligated to make a version of their own. I still like Chick-Fil-A’s version the best, but I don’t know if there are any locations on your island.

        1. I gotta say, the efforts are being made! I think it is just a case of those items really not catching on and the fast food restaurants ditching them after the lack of interest and sales. And I would garner that a lot of that has to do with the typical fast food consumer and their lifestyle.

          1. Yep, there has been a big difference between then and now, with the introduction of the plant-based meat hamburgers. Just nothing particularly new and exciting vegan/vegetarian-wise (even a new sauce/different type of sandwich, as here). Perhaps that is the key to increasing sales.

  2. Now if only they would all go to war making a chicken parmesan sandwich instead of chicken-pickle-sauce.
    Most fast food chains refuse to consider putting cheese on top of fried chicken and I am tired of Popeyes knockoffs and various salad-on-top-of-chicken sandwiches.

    1. …you know that you could just ask them to put cheese on it for you, or go somewhere like Jack in the Box that already offers cheese on some chicken sandwiches, right? And, yeah! who do these restaurants think they are? Listening to consumer demand and responding to the market in a manner to stay competitive and also profitable?!?!? The gall…

      1. I wasn’t aware that I am not a consumer with demands, thank you for correcting me. Perhaps I shall start telling off vegans and people with allergy issues since they too can also just ask for substitutions and eat elsewhere. After all, every city in the US apparently has a Jack in the Box, so it should be easy for someone to go to one.

  3. Why does every single chain remove the Pickles from their deluxe versions? Just because I want extra toppings doesn’t mean I don’t want the pickle.

    As for these specifically, I like that their deluxe at least is trying something different than the usual “Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese” other places do (and often replacing the “special sauce” with standard mayo, another case of the above “I just want more toppings, not a completely different sandwich) but I really don’t see the need for both sandwiches, if you want spicy, you will just buy the Blazin, why have an in-between sandwich with only the spicy filet but normal sauce?

    1. “Why does every single chain remove the Pickles from their deluxe versions? Just because I want extra toppings doesn’t mean I don’t want the pickle.”

      Amen!

  4. So you introduce a bunch of new reviewers, but no new content in a week. No mention of the new donut-themed Pop-Tarts or two new Oreo flavors (one permanent). This site is spiraling the drain, even if you are, as you constantly remind us, on a “rock in the middle of the Pacific.”

    1. Wow, you’re mean.

      Dear Impulsive Buy team, you guys put out great stuff and it’s always a treat and pleasure to read new posts. It’s unfortunate that perhaps a very few people don’t seem to understand something called life and other priorities. Keep on keeping on!

      Mister Boring, if you find this site unsatisfactory, you are free to not visit any longer and frequent another site with similar content that might produce something more up to your demands…or maybe create your own…

        1. If anything, Mr. Boring, you’re the Karen. You’re the one complaining and making a fuss about something you don’t pay for and doesn’t affect you.

    2. I’m sure Marvo will gladly reimburse your money.

      And no one over 10 years old gives a sh*t about Pop Tarts and Oreos.

  5. He’s got a point tho. Why hasn’t anybody said anything about this whole week of nothing? An update would have been nice! I’ve been stopping here every day hoping for the latest food related news, and leave with nothing…

    1. And by the way, I’m totally in favor of y’all developing a new comment system! I mean, what’s stopping me from naming myself “Impulsive hater guy” and making 1000 comments on this post with Spider Man spoilers? The problem is, there isn’t anything to stop me!

  6. I honestly agree with Mr boring. With so many new reviewers,where’s the content? I’ve been wondering the same thing. This site used to be at the top and now it’s lagging behind,it stinks.

        1. Not Boring, why aren’t you fussing about this on Twitter? You should let them know you are worried by commenting on their Twitter account.

  7. Seriously, what happened to the reviews? Almost a week of silence and no updates. Even the guy running the Twitto and the Facekoob haven’t posted anything. Kinda worried the guy running this website died or something like that 🙁

  8. I’ve come to the conclusion that every single GOOD reviewer as well as the guy that runs this website has died. Rip in pieces ? ?

    1. How ’bout, just on a personal, temporary break, during a busy season? And hopefully nothing else, during this pandemic period.

      1. I don’t know about that. If that was the case maybe they would have said something on Twitter or made a post here. There have been posts about taking breaks in the past! They all definitely died 🙁

  9. That’s it. I’m calling the cops and filing a missing persons report for Marvo. Don’t worry Marvo, we’ll find you!

    1. I’m suing then. Because of you, I missed out on the first few days of the new McDonalds Mariah Carey menu. I am sooooooo mad. Boo to you Marvo the Starvo! Dishonor on your whole family, dishonor on you, even a dishonor on your cow!

  10. I don’t agree with how Boring Dude is going about stating his point, but I agree with the general sentiment. Clearly the owner is too busy to put his all into the site, so either shut it down or appoint someone you can trust to help out. These random breaks are a lot, especially with a site that’s not pumping out a lot of content to begin with. And, yeah, you can say it’s a free site so how dare we demand content. But us coming to check for updates equals traffic, which equals ad dollars in the owner’s pockets. We have a right to ask what’s up.

    1. I appreciate your like for and concern about this site/blog. Of course, in the end, it’s the owner’s, to do with as he wishes . . . . And we, as guests, are kinda/sorta exactly that, albeit with the ability to comment and encourage things on.

      In the end, I think that this is a big to-do over little, and with, my guess, things resuming shortly.

  11. I did a double take seeing how many comments there were for this review- and the comments didn’t disappoint. How bout Marvo could be enjoying the holidays with fam? Our instant content consumption culture broke our damn brains! 🙂 I very much appreciate this page and sometimes you have to unplug!

  12. I tried one of the Blazin kind last night and was pleasantly surprised. The filet wasn’t as thick as Burger King’s Ch’King, but it was still really tasty, especially with the spicy sauce they put on the Blazin variant, and an easy eat. The $5 price is a bit much, though. Hopefully it sticks around so they can start adding it to their app rewards and deals like Burger King has with the Ch’King (which is $6, but is very frequently much less than that on deals and can be gotten for free with BK Rewards).

    I’ll definitely be getting one the next time I stop at Jack-in-the-Box, though.

  13. It sucked …trapped 40 minutes in line 5o get a dried out Nasty inedible burnt sandwich for 7 mother clucking bucks

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