If you’ve got gluten intolerances or allergies, going out to restaurants can be difficult. Sometimes, it’s hard to know exactly what you can and can’t have. You scan the menu, and you have to look for those little indicators that the food is safe to eat. And much to your disappointment, a lot of the time, you don’t get the all-clear.
While restaurants are attempting to cater their menus more to people with allergies, it’s not always easy to do when it could potentially change the taste for the majority.
Jack in the Box is a fast-food chain based in America and are well known for their tacos, burgers, fries and other yummy foods. Let’s say you’re fancying a Mexican-themed meal, you’d pick the tacos, right? So, are Jack in the Box tacos gluten-free?
No, unfortunately, Jack in the Box tacos aren’t gluten-free. According to their allergen menu, the tacos contain wheat, and therefore wouldn’t be suitable for anyone with gluten intolerance or allergy.
In fact, there’s not actually too much on the Jack in the Box menu that’s suitable. Your only options are salads without croutons and dressing or fries. And even then, they’ve still claimed that because they don’t use dedicated fryers, cross-contamination will be high risk.
The only thing that has actually been cleared as gluten-free on their menu is the drinks and smoothies, which realistically, isn’t that much is it?
The ingredients for the taco regular filling are:
Textured Vegetable Protein (Caramel Color, Soy Flour), Beef, Salt, Seasoning [Chilli Pepper, Corn Maltodextrin, Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Riboflavin, Mononitrate, Reduced Iron, Niacin, Thiamine, Folic Acid), Defatted Soy Grits, Hydrolyzed Proteins (Corn, Soy, Wheat), Salt, Onion Powder, Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Succinic Acid, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate], Tomato Paste, Worcestershire Sauce (Natural Flavor, Molasses, Water, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spices, Garlic Powder, Corn Syrup, Tamarind, Sulfting Agent)
One Jack in the Box taco contains 9g fat, 16g carbohydrates, 6g protein, and 172 calories.