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      16.02.2010 22:22
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      Only buy these if you're really, really hard up for cash

      Wow... bought these a couple months back as I wanted something different to eat in the morning other than cereal, and without the effort of making real pancakes. Now, I wasn't expecting anything special from these, but urgh! They're dry, bland and fall apart like white boy bands.

      Like I said, I wasn't expecting a whole lot as they're cheap and not exactly fresh. But really? Even with bananas, cherries, strawberries and other fruits I can't get these to taste remotely good. I even tried milk! They're simply the blandest, driest thing you'll ever taste. These are no substitute for real pancakes and please; don't bother assaulting your pallet with these.

      Even when you heat them up and add syrup they're just taste sickly. Unfortunately, you really do get what you pay for. I believe these cost around 30p (sometimes less) which works out at 5p per pancake. They certainly taste as though they cost 5p and I guess we really shouldn't complain.

      I'm giving it 2 stars as - to be fair - they are very cheap and do offer (some) value for money, just don't expect to enjoy yourself whilst eating them, I certainly didn't, no matter how you serve them.

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      12.02.2010 08:07
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      We usually have Pancakes in the house since the wife loves them. She would rather have a nice big Pancake than a Cake, whereas I like the odd Pancake. We picked up a pack of these on Sunday after the wife always avoiding them. She decided they would taste dry, and got the impression that they would bounce if you dropped them, but since we are looking at cheaper food often and seeing if the cheaper things are better then it was time to try these.

      These cose 24p for the 6 Pancakes. Not the largest Pancakes, but at that price you could afford to probably eat the whole pack, as they are a good bit cheaper than the Shop's own ones.

      The pack is a simple see through bag. Nothing special.

      These were thicker than I thought they would be, and they did feel soft, but a bit hard on the outside. Although the best before date was a couple of days away they sort of felt a bit stale.

      There was a slight sweet taste to these, but they weren't overly sweet tasting. They tasted a bit doughy as well.

      I had 1 cold and another was heated up in the microwave, either way they still seemed a bit stale tasting.

      I wouldn't buy these again and the wife agrees. They just tasted a bit cheap, nasty and seemed to be lacking the light fluffy taste I would have expected from all Pancakes.

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      28.10.2009 14:25
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      A Well Priced & Good Value For Money Item. Worth Trying Them Out.

      Tesco Value Pancakes are part of the striped "Value" range that you will find spread throughout the store. They tend to be the lowest priced item available in the product you are looking & therefore quite cheap.

      The Pancakes vary slightly in price but are usually between 25p or 30p. They are also reduced further as they approach their sell by date & can be purchased sometimes for as little as 10p per pack. They are also suitable for freezing.

      The Pancakes can be eaten cold straight out of the pack or can be cooked a variety of ways. They have already been pre cooked though. They can be a little floppy & dry if you eat them straight out of the packet. Personally, I tend to cook them in the microwave. About 10 seconds ish on full per pancake is usually enough & this does a great job of making them softer & more like they have been freshly baked.

      The Pancakes don't have a lot of flavour. To some people this is a minus. I think it's not a bad thing. This makes them a great canvas. You can have them with bacon & sausages as part of a cooked breakfast or you can have a stack of them by themselves with fruit, maple syrup or somthing similar.

      I would recommend them. For less than 30p per pack if you don't like them, you haven't wasted a lot of money. Plus, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for & for the price they are, they're pretty good.

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        16.10.2009 11:21
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        These Pancakes Are Worth A Try At 29p

        I only brought these after reading so many BAD reviews about them, well they were good reviews but they all said how bad the pancakes were. They are only 29p for 6 so I thought I'd get some to see if they were as bad as all that.

        I've ate all 6 of them now and they're ok, a bit dry and rubbery but like anything you can improve them if you're careful about what topping you add to them.

        I've ate one dry straight out of the packet and that was like stale cake. It was very dry and hadn't got much flavour, it was so dry it made me cough! lol

        The others I toasted and had with different toppings and they weren't that mad and not much different from the next brand of pancakes up that my mum usually gets. They only take a minute to toast and when you do it you don't want to toast them that long that they go crunchy because they are best when they are just warm but still soft.

        The pancakes are very doughy but when they are warm they do get moister and are loads nicer to eat like that. If you eat one plain they are proper bland but there are loads of different toppings you can have on them and that makes a massive difference to the taste and texture of them.

        I had just butter on one and that didn't taste that good because the butter made them go very greasy feeling because the outside of the pancake is a bit shiny and the butter didn't melt in very well.

        They're yummy with chocolate spread on them because the spread goes warm but stays nice and gooey and tasty. I tried one with peanut butter though and that made the pancakes even dryer and they all stuck to the roof of my mouth!

        I had one in the traditional way with sugar and lemon juice and that was yummy but the pancake soaks the lemon juice up so watch out that you don't add too much or you'll end up with a face like Renee Zellwegger!!! I reckon syrup would go wicked on these pancakes as well but we hadn't got any at the time so I couldn't try that.

        For 29p it's worth giving these a go because I don't think they're as bad as other people have said so it's obviously a matter of taste.

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          28.09.2009 14:59
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          A poor effort of a pancake.

          With the credit crunch and the economy being on a bit of a downer, as a family we have been watching, like many families, our pennies a bit more closely. It was with this view that when I saw Tesco Value Pancakes on a recent visit to their store that I thought I'd give them a try. The kids also like pancakes as well, so for a mere 29p I was sure to be on to a winner.................or maybe not.

          Usually of a morning I always put pancakes, crumpets etc onto the kitchen table. They usually go quite quick too. However when I bought these Tesco Value I was looked at, as if I'd gone bonkers. The first to try them was our four year old. He had his cold, with a bit of jam. No complaints from him. The rest of the family tried theirs in the toaster. Most of the pancakes came out like cardboard. They were hard and unappetizing.There was no currants etc I felt like using mine as a frizbie across the garden.

          Ingredients

          Wheat Flour
          Water
          Dextrose,
          Pasteurised Whole Egg
          Golden Syrup 6%
          Vegetable Oil
          Caster Sugar
          Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Carbonate)
          Salt
          Whey Powder
          Acidity Regulator (CitricAcid)

          Allergy Advice: Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg

          Nutrition Each Pancake

          Energy 70 kcal
          Protein 1.2g
          Carbohydrate 12.5g
          of which sugars 6.5g
          Fat 1.7g
          of which saturates 0.1g

          Summary

          A very poor effort of a pancake that are too small for frizbies and taste/ cook awful. Wouldn't buy even if they were 10p.I'd rather eat cardboard than try these again!!

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            17.07.2009 13:05
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            I love Pancakes and tried these ones last week. It was only after I read the review by Claribella that I thought I should write about them as well, but I think we came to the same conclusion pretty much.

            These are part of the huge selection of Tesco Value range, which is the cheapest range in the shop. It is a budget range, but i've found some good buys in this range. It never hurts to try cheaper products and you may find something that can save you a bit money, which is always good.

            These cost 27p for a pack of 6. The bakery brand in Tesco is nearly 60p for the same amount and they look the same behind the cellophane.

            The packaging is alright for these. They look the same as the other Pancakes. They are wrapped in a cellophane wrapper and it has the writing on the pack. You can tell these are the Value ones as the branding is quite large and it stands out. The only colourings is a little blue and a long wide strip of red, which I think is not necessary.

            To look at the Pancakes I think they look nice. They are thick enough and kind of look like Maple Pancackes. The smell of them is a nice Bakery scent and I like to eat Pancakes cold or sometimes bung them in the Microwave for approx 10 seconds so the butter melts nicely onto these. I only ever eat Butter on Pancakes, as that's how I like them the best.

            Upon eating these I wasn't that impressed. They tasted dry and a little rubbery. Although they weren't that thick, they seemed to taste really thick, floury and chewy. I thought heating them up would improve them, which it did slightly, but they still tasted rubbery and also a bit stale although I had just opened the pack.

            I will stick to the more expensive ones, as they are so much better. They taste fluffier and nice and sweet, whereas I couldn't taste much sweetness in these at all.

            Not for me.

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              04.06.2009 19:18
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              Not a terribly good pancake even at such a small price.

              Mooching around in Tesco the other day I came across packets of their Value Pancakes which cost just 28p and contain six small pancakes. My granddaughters' and I often have a cooked breakfast on a Sunday morning so I thought I'd ring the changes with these and have a more Americanised breakfast; pancakes with maple syrup and some crispy bacon sounded lovely in the hot weather we've been having recently.

              When I took them out of the wrapper I was a little disappointed that they were so floppy and unappetising looking, however I am well aware that this type of product can change from ugly duckling to beautiful swan after cooking so I wrapped them in foil and popped them in the oven for a few minutes.

              When they were warmed through I placed them on a plate and lightly drizzled them with maple syrup, which immediately went even runnier than usual as the pancakes had gotten so deliciously warm in the oven.

              The problem is that these pancakes don't actually taste of anything, I found them to be incredibly bland in flavour and even the rich taste of the syrup did very little to make them more interesting and palatable. Considering the price I wasn't expecting miracles, but I at least expected them to taste like pancakes!

              The consistency is good, they're light and airy and soaked up the syrup beautifully although even after warming through they remained terribly floppy and practically fell to bits as I tried to cut them with my not particularly sharp knife.

              Also, the size of these pancakes and the fact that you only get six rather than the usual eight in a packet means that the cheap price is still not really good value for money. They are gone in two mouthfuls and while this was fine for me, my granddaughters' were still hungry after they'd eaten their breakfast and ended up topping up with a bowl of cereal - which they complained tasted funny because of the clagginess the pancakes had left in their mouths.

              Unfortunately I'm not impressed with these, the next range up of Tesco pancakes is only a few pence more and the difference in quality is huge so personally I'd recommend you buy the more expensive ones as they are not only much tastier but you get a larger pancake for your money.

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