America's Latest Fast-Food Indulgence: Bacon Shake

Jack in the Box beverage contains ... no bacon

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 7, 2012 11:58 AM CST

(Newser) – When it comes to the battle for the most indulgent, artery-clogging American fast food treat, the list of contenders is a long one. And now, a new entrant: Jack in the Box has begun offering a limited-edition Bacon Shake. And, in true fast-food-isn't-just-like-real-food fashion, there's actually not any bacon in it. So what is in a 24-ounce serving, besides 1,081 calories? Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, a maraschino cherry and "bacon-flavored syrup," reports Yahoo, which points to the experience of a poor SFist blogger who tried it.

Brock Keeling's verdict? "Wow. That was horrific." Dubbing it a "tummy error," he calls it "aggressively bad," and describes the taste as "a heavy, lingering bland with a touch of smoke that doesn't go away." The upside? It's "technically vegetarian." (Can't get enough fast food news? Check out this amusing/depressing photo comparison of how the items in fast food ads compare to the real thing.)

The bacon milkshake.
The bacon milkshake.   (Jack in the Box)
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