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Sainsbury's Lemon & Raisin Pancakes

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      18.03.2009 01:41
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      Ok for a change!!

      On a very recent shopping trip to Sainsbury with my wife I decided I would have some pancakes, there is nothing new in that by the way, I love pancakes and almost always get some with every shopping we do.

      My wife enjoys a pancake too but not to the extent I do and she only bought some for herself when she saw these Sainsbury's Lemon & Raisin Pancakes.

      These did not appeal to me in the slightest but once my six pancakes had gone and she had not opened hers yet it was time for me to give them a go.

      They looked just like any other light brown pancake except for the raisins peeking out all over the place, I like raisins so these were not a problem but for me there were a little too many.

      The lemon was not like a bitter lemon it in fact tasted more like a lemon sweetie than an actual lemon which was a good thing in my opinion.

      Over all these were not too bad even though they would never be my first choice of pancake, I would certainly have them again if they were there to be had.

      Just slightly fewer raisins for me would be the only thing as I felt the raisin taste outweighed both the taste of the pancake and the lemon but with 8 pancakes costing less than a pound you have to give them a try!


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        17.03.2009 13:51
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        Maybe slightly expensive but they make a pleasant treat.

        Sainsbury`s Lemon and Raisin pancakes make a good if not a tiny bit expensive teatime treat.
        The packet contains eight pancakes and costs 96p, I know on the face of it that doesn`t sound dear but the delicious pancakes are only a couple of mouthfuls.
        The eight pancakes are laid neatly in a beige coloured cardboard sleeve and they have a poly-propolene wrap over them that has been heat sealed at either end. The product is plainly presented which is helpful because it keeps the cost of the goods that little bit lower and both the cardboard and the plastic wrap are both recyclable.

        Each pancake is about the same size as a crumpet, the pancakes probably only about a quarter of an inch thick. The pancakes appeal to me, each side on the surface is a lovely tawny brown, yet if you take a look into the middle of the pancake it is creamy colour. The raisins are tucked neatly into the pancakes and the lemon flavour has been added when the pancake mixture has been made. The lemon flavour has been created using a combination of comminuted lemon ( a lemon flavour powder ), lemon oil and nature identity flavouring ( which in actual fact is a food additive ).
        Sainsbury`s have chosen to make these pancakes using wheat flour.

        The lemon and raisin pancakes are better eaten just buttered, if you add jam or syrup then you end up with a conflict of flavour.
        Of course the pancakes are fabulous if you just put them into the microwave oven for a couple of seconds before you butter them, the otherwise firm texture seems softer and more approachable.
        If the pancakes are warm then the butter sinks into the surface, permeates the pancake and brings the lemon flavour to the forefront. In turn the plump raisins that have been warmed for a few seconds respond well and taste juicy.
        But not everyone will want to eat them warm, if they are buttered when they are cold the butter stays sitting on the top and forms a separate layer. In my opinion you don`t seem to get the full benefit of the lemon and raisin flavour when they are eaten cold.

        The pancakes are not filling and it is all to easy to let two or three slip down on the trot, if there are just two of you for tea then I am sure that the packet will be polished off!
        As I said at the start of the review, if the pancakes were marked on their value for money they may not be winners but if they are maked on flavour and texture they will certainly get good scores.
        Each pancake contains 85 calories but they do have a high sugar level.

        I suppose if we were looking at our finances carefully it would make good sense to make some batter ourselves and rustle up a few Drop Scones, but when Sainsbury`s put temptation in the way it is very difficult!


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          11.06.2008 18:57
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          Consumation not advisable

          Now, I don't know what your opinion is on these Sainsbury's Lemon And Raisin Pancakes, but I absolutely despise them!

          Strongly citrus lemon scotch pancakes!? It tastes quite bad.
          Then they have added in some raisins for your eating pleasure too. How delightful.....well not really. There are five people in my family, and only one of them likes these crazy, crazy pancakes!

          Also, when you try and take them out of the packet, a bit of the pancake falls off! you are then left with a quarter of a pancake in your hand! So, thats even more delightful.

          For size..... they'll fit into your hand easily, so thats certainly an advantage! But you just cannot ignore the taste of these things!
          I enjoy indulging in lemon on proper pancakes, but the texture and the raisins do not taste at all indulgent!The taste like cheap little dirttttty ol' pancakes fresh from de guuutter.

          Overall, these pancakes are a shambles, I would not at all advise you to consume these things. Eat normal scotch pancakes instead please.
          Cheers very much for reading this. urm....happy eating.


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          06.02.2008 19:32
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          A nice treat!

          Browsing through the aisles in Sainsbury's I had such a fancy on for something sweet and I came across these. I have eaten the raisin pancakes on many occasion and I love them so these were a nice new surprise!

          The Packaging....

          Clear and brown see through plastic wrapper. In white writing tells me that they are indeed Sainsbury's Lemon & Raisin Pancakes and a picture of the pancakes on the front of the wrapper and a small at a glance nutritional table, handy for when shopping and knowing what your buying!

          On the back of the wrapper, gives me full rundown on nutritional values, ingredients, allergy advice, how to store information, information on how to cook them and contact numbers for Sainsbury's.


          Spongy, round and a light brown colour. You can see bits of succulent raisins poking through. The pancakes are plump and look very appetising indeed.

          My Verdict....

          Gorgeous, really, really nice. The sponge is light, soft and succulent but doesn't fall apart, only doing that in your mouth! They are incredibly sweet and the more you eat the sweeter they get but they are lovely for a hit of sugar! The raisins are as plump as they look and also the pancakes are scattered through with small pieces of lemon that actually taste of lemon! Although one side on the pancake is flat and smooth the side that has fruit pieces in makes it interesting to look at even though they look fairly plain and just when you think you've sussed out all the flavourings you think you can taste syrup. They are really moreish though and quite high in calories for what they are!

          The nice thing is you can eat them cold, plain, with butter or drizzled with syrup for an extra bit of sweetness (if you need it) or you can bang them in microwave for 30 seconds or stick them in oven for 5 minutes on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.


          Water, Wheat Flour, Raisins (12%), Sugar, Egg, Invert Sugar Syrup, Sunflower Oil, Whey Powder (from Cows' Milk), Soya Flour, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Carbonates, Salt, Comminuted Lemon, Flavouring, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Lemon Oil.

          Suitable for Vegetarians.

          Allergy Advice....
          Contains Milk, Egg, & Wheat Gluten

          Nutrional Values....Per Pancake

          Energy 85Kcal
          Protein 1.7g
          Carbohydrate 14.6g
          of which is sugars 7.9g
          of which is starch 6.7g
          Fat 2.2g
          of which is mono-unsaturates 0.5g
          of which is polyunsaturates 1.3g
          Fibre 0.7
          Salt 0.3g
          of which is Sodium 0.1g

          Price is 87p for a packet of 8 pancakes only in Sainsbury's.


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          8 per package

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