Jack in the Box's Late-Night "Munchie Meal" Ignores Entire Population of Wake-and-Bakers

Categories: Fast Times

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In theory, you really can't go wrong with the new Jack in the Box "Munchie Meal." It's a box full of junk food, available between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., that is designed to crush even the most heinous case of the munchies. The ad campaign is pretty clearly targeting giant potheads -- the commercials always feature a bleary-eyed dude who looks like he just stashed his roach. Dude's hungry, Jack in the Box has the answer. AND! It's in a box!

Or is it?

Well, our JITB Munchie Meals did not come in special purple boxes with games printed inside. They came in regular old paper bags, and that was just the beginning of the disappointments. So, here's the deal about Munchie Meals: You choose from four main "entrées," and you get three standard sides along with each. The "sides" are two tacos, a 20 oz. fountain drink and "halfsies," which is a half order each of french fries and curly fries. Now, get a load of the "main entrée" options:

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Photo by Christina Uticone
It almost hurts to look at it.
• The Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger is grilled cheese on sourdough stacked on top of a cheeseburger. That meal comes in at just over 1,600 calories (not including a drink).
• The Exploding Cheesy Chicken sandwich is "exploding with mozzarella cheese sticks and gooey white cheese sauce." This is aside from the fried chicken, of course. 1,594 calories for the whole meal.
• The Loaded Nuggets is a basket full of chicken nuggets, smothered in ranch, two kinds of cheese and bacon -- all for just 1,592 calories.
• The Brunch Burger Munchie Meal features a burger with a "fried egg" on top (looks like one of those breakfast eggs), plus a hash brown thrown on there for good measure. The Brunch menu breaks the calorie bank at 1,708.

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27 comments
yasmeenrainbow
yasmeenrainbow

Idk but when I went, and for the most part, when I order their munchies meal, I think its quite fine. Not the greatest thing in the world but thats what I expect out of fast food. Its not a high end restaurant. 

swalkerttu
swalkerttu

The other night I had the Brunch Burger without the rest of the Munchie Meal. Not bad. You probably should have gone for that. I don't know about the others, but I'd like for the Brunch Burger to become a full-time permanent item on the menu, and it wouldn't be much of a stretch as they serve breakfast all day.

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

Had one the otheir day. Not proud of myself. U must be high and /or drunk to eat this because you'll be disgusted in yourself that u ate all that food. It's basically America in a box...

Russ McClung
Russ McClung

I think I just threw up in my mouth a lite

Christopher Holly
Christopher Holly

Don't care. Still gonna grab this for a 4am breakfast on my way to work.

Greg Feczko
Greg Feczko

again? we didn't get enough comments last time? :) okay, same comments again then: its Jack in the Box. This isn't your average food -- hell, its FAST FOOD. Unhealthy stuff you shouldn't eat but your body craves fat, salt and salt..and fat :) wash it down with a huge sugar laden drink :) FYI, all 4 food groups are provided here: Sodium, Starch, Saturated Fats and Sugar.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

It doesn't "argue differently." I didn't like mine. I fully expected thousands and thousands and thousands of people to disagree, and enjoy it. They aren't mutually exclusive situations. Thanks for the weed, tips. Bro.

Jason McDaniel
Jason McDaniel

If you smoke it, it's not the good stuff... Catch up on your weed knowledge also... There is nothing good about inhaling carbon from burning plant matter... Plus the over $900,000 they have raked in last month, just on the munchie meal, argues differently...

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

How are the opinions of four stoners--or you--"facts"? Dude, food reviews are subjective. That's IMPLIED. Do we really have to let you guys know that WE KNOW THAT every, single time we write something? The food sucked, buddy. And I smoke the good stuff.

Jason McDaniel
Jason McDaniel

Obviously, you're sad... And furthermore, your view doesn't match that of a 20 something stoner... The consumption of probably 60 or so meals by the 4 guys that live below me contradicts what you say about taste... Also biggest winner between the 4 of them... Loaded chicken nuggets.... So, are we gonna do actual research... Or just base this on your opinion and/or what you think are facts?

Jason McDaniel
Jason McDaniel

As did mine^^... Taste wasn't great but for $6 what more could you ask for... Besides... Had you smoked before consumption, you may have enjoyed it... Obviously you don't have all the tools to write this blog

Theta Smith McDurham
Theta Smith McDurham

Was Christina stoned when she ate this meal? Since the meals are supposedly geared toward stoners, perhaps her review should have been done in that state, or she should have instead interviewed a stoner who just finished eating one of the meals. Duh!

Julia Britt
Julia Britt

It's probably doing well in Colorado.

Leonard Zamora
Leonard Zamora

Too me this sounds like their advocating smoking pot! But I agree ^^ you get for what you paid.

mark.t.tran
mark.t.tran

it was meh because you didn't get the brunch burger

Greg Feczko
Greg Feczko

boo? sounds like someone has been living in Houston restaurant land too long! its fast food! Give it a break. This isn't a DaMarco's or even a Flemings. Its barely Taco Bell territory. If you don't like it, don't eat it. What were you expecting for 6 dollars? a steak and potatoes?

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

9pm to 5pm? Shouldn't that be 5am guys?

MadMac
MadMac

I commend your bravery and dedication in trying this, Ms. Uticone. I practically had a salt stroke just from reading your review.

a06042
a06042

Jacks at fm 1464 off Belliare awesome fresh and good munchies no compliant here comes in a purple box

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

I will just stick with my patented Jumbo Taco Jack... 

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

@Theta Smith McDurham To the gills.

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

@MadMac I enjoy your formality, but would also be comfortable with you calling me "Christina" after all these years ;) 

It was terrible food.

MadMac
MadMac

You're too kind and I'm too old, old, I tell you. Side note: we're convinced our chunky-bu55 cat is boosting the Pontiac and hitting JitB for these muchie boxes. He's been on kitty-Craig for a year now is still putting on weight. o_O

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