I’ve said it before, we live in a truly amazing age for consumers. Toothpaste used to be just mint, Gatorade had maybe five flavors, and coffee was the only energy drink on the market. Now? They’re cramming pretzels into M&Ms and marketing chicken sandwich that use chicken breasts as bread.
So, when I heard Dunkin’ Donuts was going to start marketing Pancake Bites I had to jump on that. I love me some pancakes. Why hadn’t anyone though of this sooner? I soon realized why. Upon further investigation, I learned that there was a sausage center to these bad boys. I’d imagine scientists at the Dunkin’ labs stared at pancakes for decades wondering, “How can we jam meat into those things?”
Anywho, the Pancake Bites come in packs of three and feature a packet of Aunt Jemima maple syrup.
The texture of the pancake ball resembles a fried oreo or something you’d get a carnival more than the pancakes Mama Holmes used to fire up on the griddle down on our Alabama farm.
Full Disclosure: My mother cooked pancakes, but we never referred to her as Mama Holmes or lived on an Alabama farm.
The taste is overwhelmed by the maple syrup dipping sauce. But then, I’ve always thought that pancakes only existed as a method to house blueberries or transport syrups anyways.
The sausage center is uninspired. Eaten by itself it isn’t particularly spicy or satisfying.
Verdict: What you’re basically getting here are breakfast Cadbury eggs. That is if Cadbury eggs were made of hard pancakes and were filled with tasteless sausage. I doubt I’d ever buy Dunkin’ Donuts’ Pancake Bites again, but I’ve definitely had worse things in my mouth.