Coming to a drive thru near you, it's the bacon milkshake. Yes, you read that right: the bacon milkshake. The fast-food chain Jack in the Box is capitalizing on the nation's current bacon craze and selling a Bacon Shake as a limited-edition item on its menu.
You probably already knew this, but the bacon milkshake isn't a healthy item in the least. With a whopping 773 calories in a regular 16-ounce serving, it also has 40 grams of fat (28 of which are saturated), 75 grams of sugar and no fiber. It's only pro is that a regular serving has 12 grams of protein. If you order a large 24-ounce Bacon Shake, you'll get 1,081 calories, 54 grams of fat (37 grams are saturated), 108 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein.
According to Jack in the Box's website, the Bacon Shake is made with "real vanilla ice cream, bacon-flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry." So for all the true bacon-lovers out there, the milkshake doesn't actually contain any real bacon.
Tell us, would you try a bacon milkshake? What if it boasted better nutritionals?
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.