Friday, November 6, 2009

Truth is Stranger than Fiction, Again.

Pancakes in a can! And they are organic!




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7 comments:

Phillip J. Birmingham said...

My wife bought some of that to take care of our kids' occasional sudden desire for pancakes. They're actually not bad.

paul said...

bob,
be careful, you may unleash a flame war with this post :) local Seattle food writer Nancy Leson brought her readers' attention to this product back in August, and the PC food police came out of the woodwork, though I realize you take this product in jest, whereas she took it as more or less acceptable. The saddest part is that Leson, with an amazing career, felt the need to come forth with her culinary bona fides in a following post. read it here:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/allyoucaneat/2009613115_can_o_worms_talk_amongst_yours.html

Bob del Grosso said...

Paul
I just read the Leson post and actually felt a little sympathy for her. I'm up to my ears sick of self righteous, GMO-free food eating prigs who won't eat meat with nitrate unless it is disguised as celery powder myself.

However, I think that pancake in a can is yet another smacked ass example of a product that is designed to allow people to pretend that they are cooking when the reality is otherwise. This stuff belongs to that class of food products that is in large part responsible for the loss of cooking skills by a huge and growing segment of the population.

I could never endorse anything like this. Of course, I am not so pure that I never use convenience foods but I don't see any reason to celebrate the addition of another to an already over populated product genre.

Tags said...

The real meaning of "organic" is now
officially as flat as a pancake.

Yeah, it's "organic". In dreams and commercials, like "natural" in the High Fructose Corn Syrup commercial when they rebut the rebukes with the question "why, because it's natural?"

I honestly can't remember the last time I saw Mother Nature adding extra fructose to corn.

Jessika said...

Here they began selling omelette mix (read lightly beaten eggs, one version was seasoned with 'natural' spices provencal) in a carton. I asked the commercial person in the store why. It's hardly difficult to whip your own eggs upp. Convenience.
Haven't seen it again, hope it fell flat to the ground.

Though I use stuff as waffle mixes and some other products many convenient foods are really only persuading people that they can't cook even the most basic of foods.

Wilma said...

I KNEW this couldn't possibly be on the level.
I'm no prig, but it just doesn't seem right somehow.

-Wilma

Jennifer S said...

I am not a saint when it comes to food, but this is just a sorry thing. Is it REALLY that difficult to mix flour, eggs, and milk with a little baking powder or soda? All that packaging?

Aaargh!