REVIEW: Jack in the Box Breakfast Taco

Jack in the Box’s website says its Breakfast Taco contains a freshly scrambled egg, American cheese, taco sauce, and Jimmy Dean sausage in a crunchy taco shell. But after eating one, I wonder if I got a lettuce-less regular taco with eggs stuffed in it because it tastes like a typical Jack in the Box taco with eggs stuffed in it.

I thought the sausage would be in crumble form, but it looks like the same meat in a regular taco, which I guess could be sausage crumbles that were crumbled even more. Maybe the sauce and American cheese overwhelmed the sausage’s flavor, and that’s why it tastes similar to Jack’s original taco.

The scrambled egg had a slight butteriness, and while Jack in the Box’s description of the menu item says, “scrambled egg,” mine had an egg-normous amount of the yellow yolky product. So either mine was made with two or more, or Jack in the Box is purchasing some Flintstones-era eggs. There was so much in mine that when a large chunk of it fell out while I was removing the taco from its sleeve, there was still enough in it if I decided not to put that nugget back in.

Oh, and it wouldn’t be a Jack in the Box taco if it didn’t have that signature oil-soaked shell center that distinguishes it from others in the fast food world and is the reason why some folks hate Jack’s tacos. While that darkened shell section has a soft texture, every other area on the shell has a satisfying crunch.

I like Jack in the Box’s regular tacos but am slightly disappointed with this Breakfast Taco. Tasting like Jack in the Box taco with eggs is fine, and I didn’t hate it, but I wish something else was added to make it a little more egg-citing.

Purchased Price: $1.49
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 200 calories – no other nutritional information is available on the Jack in the Box website.

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