09 Feb '12, 4pm

Bacon milkshake contains no actual bacon

Bacon milkshake contains no actual bacon

In a marketing decision that was clearly made by stoners for stoners, Jack in the Box is debuting a bacon-flavored milkshake. At 1,081 calories for 24 ounces, this seems like a great way to get most of a full day’s worth of energy, protein, and dairy without having to do any chewing, assuming you are the nutritional equivalent of a sociopath. Except this “bacon milkshake” has barely even looked at bacon (and has only a passing acquaintance with milk). It’s basically a thousand-calorie food golem made of chemicals. The blog Be Food Smart has dug up the ingredients for the shake (and it did take some digging — Jack in the Box is not exactly forthcoming about how they construct their so-called food). Here’s the money quote: Bacon Syrup – Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Salt, Sodium Benzoate And Potassium Sorbate The “natural flavors” are probably chemi...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/bacon-milkshake-contains-no-real-ba...

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