I love bacon. I mean, really love it. I can’t imagine a world without bacon, and I can’t think of anything that doesn’t go well with bacon. Bacon donut? Bring it. Bacon-wrapped hot dog? Grill me two of those bad boys. So you would think that rumblings of the new Bacon Milkshake from Jack In The Box would cause me to smear myself with bacon grease and do a convulsive, hysterical bacon dance in the streets.
I never thought I would hear myself utter these words, but there is actually something that shouldn’t be allowed to get into bed with bacon, and that thing is a milkshake.
So here are the facts: According to the Jack In The Box website, the Bacon Milkshake is made with no actual bacon, just real vanilla ice cream, bacon-flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry. Which means you aren’t even getting the satisfaction of having an actual piece of bacon with your dairy concoction. How gauche! I might have been sold if they had ditched the cherry in favor of that fatty, chewy end piece from a slice of perfectly cooked bacon. I said might have.
And here’s the kicker: a 16-ounce bacon shake will fill you with 773 calories, 28 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat and 75 grams of sugar. And if you feel the urge to super-size it to a 24-oz cup, get ready to ingest 1,081 calories, 37 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of trans fat and 108 grams of sugar.
I think I’ll stay healthy, and have my bacon sprinkled on some fried dough, or wrapped around a ground-up-pork product.
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