The nice people at Aldi sent me a box full of yummy pancake related items to test out.
Classic Pancakes – 99p, 480g (pack of 8)
Classic Pancake Mix – 69p, 232g (10 servings)
Lemon Juice – 29p, 200ml
Dairyfine Milk Chocolate Buttons – 35p, 70g
Grandessa Pure Canadian Maple Syrup – £2.99, 250ml
Grandessa Hazelnut Chocolate Spread – 99p, 350g
Fiddes Payne Vanilla Sugar – £1.09
We have tried some of this out we haven’t had time to try it all. We decided to give the ready made a go and save the mix for Tuesday.
Now I know some people hate the idea of readymade or mixes but I have a total block when it comes to pancake or Yorkshire puddings. I can never get them right not matter what recipe I use so I often reach for the packet mix for them. I had never had readymade before.
You can eat them hot or cold, we warmed ours in a hot frying pan.
I had my favourite filling bananas and chocolate spread.
My OH had lemon and vanilla sugar.
The Grandessa Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is *really* nice. Thick, rich with a good hazelnut taste to it.
OH enjoyed his but thought the Vanilla Sugar had a weak taste. We both agreed that the pancakes were really nice, a good texture and taste and you would never know you hadn’t made them yourself well apart from my disasters. I would buy them again.
I will be testing the Pancake Mix on Tuesday with my 3 year old, I will post some pictures afterwards.
Apart from the Grandessa Hazelnut Chocolate Spread and Grandessa Pure Canadian Maple Syrup which is available all year round the pancake items are on special buy and are in store as long as stocks last.
Aldi have some great recipes for Pancakes on their website.