|The JITB mascot--WTF?|
You never know what blog posts are going to turn out to be popular. I blogged once or twice about Skylanders and ever since then it’s been the most popular post here on THN. Sometimes the popularity of posts goes up and down. For a while my post about John Carter was huge, but now almost no one comes here for that. It’s all kind of weird and unpredictable, like the post I did a while back about Taco Bell. Why so many people come here after searching for Taco Bell eludes me, though I’m certainly glad to have the visitors. Which brings me to something I’ve been meaning to blog about for a long time…
Last night I was sitting around with my family watching Family Game Night on the hub and snaking on some Jose Ole mini tacos. You ever seen these? There nothing special—just frozen little tacos that taste hardly anything like a real taco. But there is something they taste remarkably like, something that I’ve been obsessed with for years—Jack in the Box tacos.
Let me put this out there right up front—I know that the fast food chain Jack in the Box is still around because I’ve seen it mentioned on the internet. But around here Jack in the Box went out years ago, so I have no idea what they have on their menu any more. But what they used to have was the best/worst/strangest (pick your adjective) tacos in the world. They were deep friend tacos, dumped right into the fryer lettuce and all. At least I think I’m remembering that correctly. It’s been literally decades since I last had one, and it’s one of those childhood experiences I would love to have again. It was the first time I ever had a taco in my life, and when I bit into it I was appalled. And yet, for some unknown reason I couldn’t stop eating it. Disgusting? Yes. Tasty? You betcha.
I’ve made half-hearted attempts to research Jack in the Box tacos on the web, but haven’t found anything particularly interesting. Truth is, I’m not really sure what I’m looking for, you know? Not a recipe, because god knows I’d never try making them myself. I’d just kind of like to know if Jack in the Box still makes them anywhere (I’m guessing not), because if they did I’d probably seriously consider a road trip.