Fast food’s new love affair with healthful items may be less a marriage than a fling, if the new crop of milkshakes – think bacon, bourbon and shamrocks – is any indication.
Jack in the Box just launched its bacon milkshake, which uses flavored syrup, not real meat, to simulate the porky taste. Add in vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, and according to our friends at the Booster Shots blog, the concoction registers at 1,081 calories for 24 ounces.
That’s slightly more than the calorie count for two – not one, two -- KFC Double Down sandwiches, each of which has two pieces of bacon in addition to two chicken fillets and two slices of cheese.
But, oh, if that were all.
McDonald’s is launching its Shamrock Shake for the first time in all its U.S. locations. Through March 25, customers who want a large, 840-calorie serving of St. Patrick’s Day via straw can pick up the green-colored drink.