Photo Courtesy Dunkin' Donuts
It's funny how the future plays out: no flying cars yet, but now a pancake breakfast you can pop in your mouth like a bonbon.
Yes, it's time to mark another milestone in the quest of American fast-food science to render utensils as obsolete as the abacus and the telegraph: Dunkin' Donuts has unveiled Pancake Bites. As the company describes them in its press release, these "portable, bite-sized sausage links wrapped in a maple-flavored pancake" are just the sort of on-the-go meal that "busy people will flip over."
We're always a little dubious of the claim that people who are so harried that they don't have time to pick up a knife and fork are actually thrilled when they're given yet another excuse not to sit down and take a break already. Nothing seems to scream "I need a vacation!" like sitting in rush-hour traffic with a bag of Pancake Bites in the passenger seat.
In any case, the pint-sized mutant hybrids look remarkably familiar, like hush puppies or mini corn dogs (which is to say that they're a bit homelier than, say, a strawberry-frosted doughnut with sprinkles). They're small, but they pack a punch: a serving of three contains 300 calories and about 20 grams of fat.
And, of course, no story about a product that's intended to be eaten on the run rather than savored would be complete without this classic tag: "Hurry, they're available for a limited time only!"
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