Monday, January 25, 2010
Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix, a review
I'm a big fan of Waffles, and an even bigger fan of mixes to make said waffles, so when I got a coupon for Quaker Oatmeal Pancake mix I was super jazzed. If I remember correctly, I paid less than $.50 for the box. What a deal huh? Well..sometimes you get what you pay for.
I thought the oatmeal version of waffles would be a good way to make something not so healthy just a bit more healthy. That's the thing with "healthy" food. Sometimes it tastes like the box it comes in. The waffles I made had a gritty texture to them. It was kind of like eating sand. The waffles also didn't crisp up on the outside like a regular waffle does fresh from the waffle iron. I even cooked them just short of being burnt and the waffles were still gummy in the middle. Aside from the taste, the waffles just looked bad. They had a gray tinge to them that was not appealing at all.
Not wanting to give up on the mix, I even made a batch of waffles using half the Quaker mix, and half of my usual brand, Hungry Jacks. It still had a gritty texture and gray color. I finally tossed the rest of the box out. Bleck. Don't waste your money on this pancake mix. It's not even worth spending $.50.