25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012

We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett

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Bacon jumps the shark

2012 | Bacon jumps the shark

Jack in the Box's bacon milk shake debuts to Internet hoots, tweets, Likes, and scorn. "It's for real," ads proclaim, although in fact it's made with "bacon-flavored syrup" that may be vegetarian and, web wags speculate, possibly even kosher. Either way, a large shake is 1,081 calories with 54g of very real fat.

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