For a limited time your can get your bacon fix at Jack in the Box with the Bacon Insider. The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider is a BLT burger infused with bacon at every level. The bacon is above the burger, below the burger and even mixed into the burger patty, you can even find bacon in the mayo. What more can you ask for.
I picked up a Bacon Insider sandwich at the Jack in the Box at 9337 Mission Gorge Road, Santee CA, 92071. This is a well-run Jack in the Box and service is usually very good. This time was no exception. Service was friendly, quick and the sandwich was served hot and fresh.
The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider Sandwich
The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider is more than just a bacon cheeseburger. Yes, as you would expect you get plenty of hickory smoked bacon strips. In fact, the hamburger patty is sandwiched between the bacon strips. Then, Jack in the Box takes it up a notch by adding pieces of bacon mixed right into the hamburger patty. Jack in the Box does not stop there with the bacon. They also mix bits of bacon into the creamy mayo. Then on top of all that, you get plenty of crisp lettuce, two slices of tomato and a slice of American cheese. All this served on a brioche bun.
The first question I had was “what is a brioche bun?” What I found out was that Brioche is a French bread with a high egg and butter content with a bit of sugar. This makes the bread light a puffy with a golden flaky crust and a little sweet. Absolutely, this is what I got. Jack in the Box’s version of a Brioche bun was light and puffy on the inside with a golden flaky crust on the outside, and a little sweet. Using this soft, sweet bun with all the salty bacon balances out the flavors perfectly.
First off, this is a good-looking sandwich. It looks like a burger from a fine restaurant. The Bacon Insider looks juicy and very tempting to eat. My first reaction when I took a bite was wow this tastes like a fantastic BLT. I loved that there was lots of crisp lettuce, two slices of tomato and lots of hickory-smoked bacon. The mayo has a hint of bacon mixed in so every bite includes the taste of bacon. The burger patty with the bacon bits mixed in is also great. The only thing that I really could not taste was the American cheese. Therefore, I am not sure if it would make much difference in the taste if you ordered it without the cheese.
The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider Nutrition
The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider Sandwich is 8.57 ounces and 729 calories with 398 of those calories coming from fat. As you would expect with all the bacon this is not considered a healthy sandwich. Total fat is 44 grams or 68% of the daily allowance. Saturated fat is very high at 15 grams or 75% of daily allowance. Trans Fat is only 1 gram. Cholesterol is a little high at 108 mg or 36%. Sodium is high at 1399 mg or 58%. Total Carbohydrates or good at 45 grams or 15%. Dietary Fiber is a little low with only 3 grams or 12%. Sugars are 13 grams. You get plenty of Protein with 37 grams or 74%.
If you would like The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider Sandwich without cheese, the nutrition facts would be as follows: the sandwich is 8.18 ounces and 689 calories with 368 of those calories coming from fat. Total fat is 40.5 grams or 62% of the daily allowance. Saturated fat is still high at 13 grams or 65% of daily allowance. Trans Fat is still only 1 gram. Cholesterol is a still little high at 98 mg or 33%. Sodium is high at 1199 mg or 50%. Total Carbohydrates or good at 30 grams or 10%. Dietary Fiber is a little low with only 2 grams or 8%. Sugars are 13 grams. You get plenty of Protein with 35 grams or 70%.
The Jack in the Box Bacon Insider is really a BLT with a burger inside. The Bacon Insider tastes great on every level. If you are looking for healthy, this is not your best choice. However, for taste this is one exceptional burger. The brioche bun is great providing a little sweet to all the saltines of the bacon. Except for the American cheese that I could not taste at all the rest of the ingredients are very flavorful and add to the overall taste of this great tasting sandwich. The Bacon Insider is a little pricy at $4.99 but well worth it. The combo is only $6.59 and includes small fries and a small drink.
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