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Jul 30, 2008 02:50 PM

Jack in the Box Cheesy Macaroni Bites

The very oozy, cheesy (in a good way) macaroni encased in a thin, crisp coating are tasting. They are also grossly overpriced. For three small triangles with tax I paid $1.83.

They taste a lot better than they look ... actually they look better than the official cheesy photo

220 calories for 3.

Oh ... and them come with a container of buttermilk dressing which does nothing for them and actual detracts from the flavor. Skip the dressing.

From the website ...
"wedges of macaroni noodles and real Kraft® cheese enveloped in a crunchy tempura-style coating,"

I actually would buy these again ... but only at a better price.

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  1. mmmm...cheesy diet be darned!

    3 Replies
    1. re: OCAnn

      Those were really good. I also love their hash brown sticks....

      1. re: OCAnn

        This was just an evil post! When thinking of what form of "crap food" to have for dinner tonight, (neither of us felt like cooking and it was too late to hit one of our local joints) and this damn thread was sitting in the back of my mind....they were to be mine tonihgt, oh yes, yes they were.
        Got one order along with the Chicken my defence this is the ONE place I order Chicken Strips, they are tender, crispy and I love me some Frank's Hot Sauce, (what they give you with the strips). Ok, okay so here is the deal you dip the little deep fried triangles of tempura coated mac & cheese in the Frank's and then a quick splash in the Buttermilk dressing...oh for the love of all that is holy!!!
        Now rworange I read your posts on the SF boards all the time and would chow with you in a second, (you make me wish I was in SF more than 4 or 5 times a year) but I have to disagree with you. These things should cost like $20.00.....then I would never order these fat pants inducing treats ever again!

        1. re: bubbles4me

          Forget deep-fried ... my husband and son take the left over tuna goo (tuna noodle casserole) and grill it in the waffle iron. Tuna noodle waffles are alarmingly good.

      1. I had high hopes for these but found them to be a real let-down. I think A&W's fried cheese curds are far and away the better salty, hot, cheesy, greasy indulgence. Box of those, bag of chocolate covered pretzels -- what PMS?