If you love bacon, head to the City for lunch Sunday.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome 2012's first
harbinger of the apocalypse: Jack in the Box is selling a bacon-flavored milkshake.
The Bacon Shake, available in limited-edition supply, contains vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, a maraschino cherry and "bacon-flavored syrup."
Orange County Register notes
that the milkshake is not listed on the restaurant's menu and was not promoted in any of the chain's Super Bowl advertisements.
The under-the-radar roll-out may have something to do with the Bacon Shake's super-sized nutritional credentials: the 24-ounce cup packs in 1,081 calories and 54 grams of fat.
What's more, the shake is getting panned by the fast-food intelligentsia and low-brow foodie establishment.
On the bright side, Keeling notes, the Bacon Shake is "technically vegetarian."
Word-of-mouth buzz essentially ensures that the Bacon Shake will be a hit among Jack in the Box buffs with less discerning palettes. The
San Diego Union-Tribune reported
that some stores are already running out of the drink.