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December 9, 2004

Damn Tomato Shortage

Today I did my civic duty: I went to Jack In The Box and ordered a large combo to get my reindeer Jack ball.

Being as the Sourdough Jack is my all-time favorite, that's what I ordered. I shrugged at the tomato shortage notice on the order board, not actually reading it. But then I ate the sandwich and realized I should have read it -- apparently at Jack In The Box, the solution to "fewer tomatoes" is "use ketchup."

While I generally love their menu, I don't know how high one has to be to make this arbitrary decision. Tomatoes taste nothing like ketchup. Ketchup tastes nothing like tomatoes. Ketchup standing in for a tomato on the Sourdough Jack? Gross. Not inedibly gross, but the flavor of the whole burger is out of whack when you have that unfamiliar sweet element.

Posted by Colin at December 9, 2004 3:01 PM

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