Before I start, don’t judge me for selling out. I’m still giving my honest opinions.
I received an email from Price Chopper recently about doing a giveaway on my blog. I would receive a set of pancake mix (Central Market Classics Sweet Cream Buttermilk), syrup (Price Chopper Maple Syrup- Grade A dark amber), and tea (Central Market Classics Cranberry Blood Orange- Black Tea), plus an additional set to giveaway. I agreed. I mean, who doesn’t like free stuff? So, here goes.
To make the pancakes I used a pancake decorator (below, to the left…thing that looks weird) I received last Christmas (thanks, Phil!). The decorator lets you make your pancakes in whatever fancy little way you like- though I’ve learned after a few tries that you can’t get too crazy. You still gotta flip whatever you’ve created.
I’ve found that you can make words, as long as they are compact. It also helps a lot to have O’s, since those are just little pancakes. Conveniently, I thought of a word with three O’s:
The pancake mix required little effort- add water and stir. I let the mix sit for a few minutes, I’ve been told this makes them fluffier. *shrugs* While the mix set, I boiled some water and got my tea together. I’m not a huge tea person, I like it- don’t especially love it. But I will say I find this tea rather enjoyable. It’s “cranberry blood orange” and what I like about it is that it has flavor and sweetness on its own, I prefer it without honey. However, as someone who enjoys being an Earth-friendly compost maker, I HATE the packaging. The package the tea comes in is plastic, not paper, and the tea bag itself is made out of some kind of synthetic material. Normally you can compost a tea bag (just make sure you take out the staple!), but I have no idea what this material is. Since it feels like plastic I’m going to go ahead and assume I shouldn’t throw it into the compost. Boo.
As for the pancakes? I enjoyed them. If I’d been thinking ahead more I would have bought another brand to compare, but alas I did not. I do not make pancakes often and when I do I make homemade buttermilk pancakes, I found these to be a decent enough alternative. I did enjoy that they were fluffy, I often find that your typical box mix pancake is flat and rubbery.
I was most impressed with the syrup. When I picked up the package from Price Chopper I was PUMPED they didn’t give me fake syrup. You know, the kind that comes in bottles like this. I was really impressed with the syrup’s genuine taste. I need to do a little more homework though- syrup is expensive and I’d like to find out how much the syrup cost. I’ll get back to you on that.
But enough about me- try the pancakes for yourself. As promised, I received a second set to giveaway:
To win these for yourself, comment on this post. Comment with your own pancake-making adventure, or how much you love this blog, or a shout-out for Memorial Day…and you’ll be entered. I’m pretty open to anything. I will pick a random winner on June 1 at 6 p.m. GO!