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Has anyone had the bacon milkshake at any of the LA area Jack in the Boxes? If so, which one? I'm curious if it's worth 700+ calories. And, is it a vanilla shake with bacon bits? Or a bacon flavored ice cream as the base? What's the scoop?

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    1. I tried one at the unit one across from UC Irvine campus. It's not on their menu. You just have to ask for it, and they'll mix bacon-flavored syrup into a vanilla shake. I suspect every JIB will have it as a special.

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      1. re: Professor Salt

        I think so... they are playing off the cache of In-n-Out...

        1. re: Professor Salt

          FYI...There is no real bacon in this shake. But it does have 1081 calories in the 24oz size.
          http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/...

          1. re: Professor Salt

            Did it taste good or was it gross? Or, was it 3 swigs and that's enough?

            1. re: DrBruin

              Please tell me this is the Jumping the Shark moment of the bacon craze. I like bacon as much as the next guy, but this sounds disgusting. Pig should not come in liquid form, unless it's lard, and then delicious.

              1. re: DrBruin

                It tasted lightly of liquified Baco-s (those fake bacon bits, not the Josef Centeno bäco) in the vanilla shake, with the salty tears of having fallen prey to clever marketing. I sucked the whole thing down and enjoyed it.

                I liked it as a one-time kinky exploration, but probably wouldn't do it again. If you're bacon-curious, by all means try it so you can say you did it once when you were young and crazy.

            2. Tell you what, make a batch of maple lacquered bacon, reserving the rendered fat. Cool and crumble. Make your favorite vanilla milkshake recipe, but add 1 1/2 tsp of maple syrup, 1 1/2 tsp warm bacon fat, and a pinch of salt per serving. At the end of mixing, stir in 2 strips worth of the bacon crumbles. It can't be worse. :-)

              1. I would rather have a date shake instead. It tasted yukkie...