There was a time when I weighed 40 lbs more than I do today. Back in those days I would drive-thru Jack In The Box several times a week, get two tacos a Jumbo Jack and a big ol’ soda. Sometimes I would switch it up and get some Chicken Strips with BBQ sauce and Bacon and Cheddar Potato Wedges. Looking back at that time, I was destined for disaster. I wasn’t aware of MSG at the time nor was I too concerned with my health or my weight. Times have changed.
Most of my web traffic comes from search engines. Usually from people that are asking the most popular question: “Does Jack In The Box have MSG?” The answer: Yes.
Jack In The Box has been kind enough to give a PDF of their current food ingredients list on their website. You can check it out for yourself, but I’ve done most of the work for you.
Menu items that contain MSG (in various forms):
- Bacon Ranch Dressing
- Barbecue Dipping Sauce
- Beef Regular Taco
- Buttermilk House Dipping Sauce
- Chicken Fajita Patty
- Grilled Chicken Fillet
- Homestyle Chicken Fillet/Mini Homestyle Fillet
- Chicken Patty
- Spicy Chicken Breast Fillet
- Chicken Strips Grilled
- Creamy Ranch Sauce
- Creamy Southwest DressingThe Spicy Chicken Sandwich has MSG
- Croutons Gourmet Seasoned
- Egg Rolls
- Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Hot Taco Sauce
- Lite Ranch Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Sausage Patty
- Seasoned Curly Fries
- Sirloin Beef Patty/Mini Sirloin Beef Patty
- Soy Sauce
- Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
- Taco Sauce
- Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
The worst offenders are the Chicken Sandwiches, Tacos and Egg Rolls. These items are stacked with various forms of Monosodium Glutamate. Some include Hydrolyzed Soy Protein and Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP),
Almost all of the sauces have MSG in some form or another. It’s actually pretty hard to find sauces anywhere that don’t have MSG of some sort. Fast food is cheap quality food, that’s why you can buy it for .99 cents. The cost is cheap because it’s poor quality food, so they add fillers to it to make it cheaper. This act will then make it not taste very good so then you have to add flavor enhancers such as Monosodium Glutamate and lots of salt to add flavor back.
The problem is the MSG just isn’t good for you, no matter what the main stream media will tell you. They lie. Their advertisers are in the food industry, if the main stream media suddenly started telling you the truth about how harmful MSG is, their advertisers would be severely hurt, loss of revenue.
One of the fillers the food industry uses for fillers is called TVP or Textured Vegetable Protein. Think of it as tofu, pretty bland and tasteless. TVP itself often contains excitotoxins like MSG. You have to mix it in with other things, like MSG or Soy Sauce which has MSG/free glutamates.
For more info on the dangers of MSG and the link between obesity and MSG. Click here.
Also search for Russell Blaylock M.D., he has several books, one of them is called Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, the other is Health & Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life. I own both books and I swear by the information in them. Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon for over 20 years.