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Dining Out Gluten Free: Jack in the Box – I found out what’s in my taco June 25, 2010

Posted by Melonie Gallegos in : Dining Out , trackback

Jack in the Box, Nationwide
Fast food

Tacos are usually a safe bet for dining out gluten free. Corn tortilla – safe, meat – safe, salsa – safe. I recently discovered I can’t bet on Jack in the Box tacos or just about anything else on their menu. It’s highly glutenated!

Blessed with the gift of label reading with my new found eating handicap, I am always suspicious of the over processed stuff served by fast food restaurants. Some make their ingredients list public. Most do not and only provide a nutrition guide – the minimum to comply with regulations. But don’t we all have a right to know what we are eating? If more people read the ingredients in their food they’d be shocked. Sorry, getting off track let me jump off my soap box and tell you how to navigate Jack’s menu.

Here’s a run down of the not so obvious menu items:


Safe bets:

>>Jack in the Box full ingredients list (pdf)

I’m going to stick to the taco shack across the street.


The Teryaki bowl is okay if you request no sauce on it of any kind. I carry GF soy sauce packets with me for convenience that I get at Mother's Market.


Just because your fine doesn't mean everyone else will be. Read the ingredients, know what you're putting into your body


i've always been fine with jack in the box tacos, but I am gluten intolerant, i don't have celiac disease