Thursday, June 12, 2014

A HOT Summer at Jack in the Box!

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Thanks to a foodie friend who invited me, I tagged along to taste the new summer menu at Jack in the Box.  I attend various menu tastings from time to time.  A side from the food, the part I like is to hear how the dish (or name) came about.  A lot of the dishes that I create have stories or how the combinations came to be, which also make great social media content.

Tonight's Jack in the Box tasting menu


Jack's Fruit Coolers - Mango Mayhem
Mangoes mixed with lemon-lime sparkling soda.

Not too sweet and a nice cooler. 

They also have a Twisted Strawberry cooler
and just as good as the Mango Mayhem.


See What Jay Eats...

Leading off tonight's tasting,
BBQ Ultimate Cheeseburger 


Two beef patties with American and Swiss-style cheeses, BBQ sauce,
and grilled onions on a toasted sesame seed bun. 

Who doesn't like a double cheeseburger?
Add some BBQ sauce and it's even better


Carl from Jack in the Box
giving us the 411 on tonight's menu. 


Up next is the Jalapeño Ranch Ultimate Cheeseburger 


The Jalapeño Ranch Ultimate Cheeseburger
with two beef patties, American and Swiss-style cheese,
creamy ranch sauce, and slice jalapeños on a toasted
sesame seed bun. 


The ranch sauce with the sliced jalapeños 
gave it a nice balance. 


Munchie Meal Time!
Party Starts at 9 pm 


Hella-peño Munchie Meal

Two tacos, half regular fries, half seasoned curly fries,
a Hella-peño burger (see below), and a 20 oz drink
ALL for $6.00
(after 9 pm)

Late Night Bargain!


Hella-peño Burger

A burger with stuffed & sliced jalapeños, gooey cheese and taco sauce. 


This Munchie Meal was tested in Northern California
and where the name "Hella-peño" originated, "Hella" meaning a lot.
Now you know the background story.



My first thought was jalapeño overkill,
with the stuffed and sliced jalapeños.

I have to admit, this was my favorite one of the evening.
I liked the different jalapeños, the gooey cheese sauce
with the taco sauce.

It's not a super spicy offering, but does come with some heat.
This is something that I'll be ordering on my next
late night looking for something to eat... 


Ahh, that's why the Jalapeño plant is on our table...

I get the jalapeño theme now
and got to take the plant home too...


Yes, it was a good evening!

Tasted some new menu items
and met some new people.

I'm looking forward to a HOT Summer!


I didn't get to meet Jack, but I did leave with
a new late night food favorite at a bargain price!


These items are available now nationwide.


Thank You!




NOTE:  I was a guest of Jack in the Box and thank them
for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.




Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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