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New “Triple Bacon Buttery Jack” from Jack in the Box

Because everything is better with baYAWWWWWWN.

In an effort to remind us of the crazed pro-bacon heyday of the mid-2000s, Jack in the Box is rolling out a limited time offering called the “Triple Bacon Buttery Jack.” From the website:

The word is out on Jack’s new Triple Bacon Buttery Jack. It’s the newest addition to the Buttery Jack family, made with a 1/4 lb.* beef patty and not one, not two, but three kinds of bacon: hickory-smoked bacon, bacon mayo, and—Jack’s secret ingredient—new bacon butter. Because everything’s better with bacon.

Listen, bacon is fine. But when you add ridiculous quantities of bacon to everything, you start to notice that everything tastes like, well, bacon. And while the notion of lab-grown bacon mayo isn’t very appealing (is this mayo with bacon bits mixed in? Or just fake smoke-flavored mayonnaise? Or mayonnaise made with rendered bacon fat instead of oil as a base?), the bacon butter is at least a little intriguing. Though remember, the use of the word “buttery” instead of the word “butter” definitely implies that it might be made from something else.

The sandwich is a limited-time offering, available for $4.99 at all Jack in the Box locations.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of the decades-old bacon “craze,” get ready: The Triple Bacon Buttery Jack will cost you 902 calories, 59 grams of fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, 49 grams of carbs, 1379 milligrams of sodium, 12 grams of sugar, and 42 grams of protein.

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats, Brocavore.com, Eat Rockland, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the 'Wich, Please food truck, named Eater.com's "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015.

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