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May 14, 2012

Review: IHOP - Red Velvet Pancakes

IHOP's Red Velvet Pancakes are something IHOP is testing out in some areas including my local restaurant. They're drizzled with a cream cheese icing before being dusted with powdered sugar and finished with a dollop of whipped topping.

A stack of 4 pancakes was selling for $4.99 but I shared a combo which came with 2 pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, and hashed browns for $8.69.

Upon seeing them on the menu, I thought IHOP's Red Velvet Pancakes could be really good or really bad. Fortunately, they were pretty good! Like eating a red velvet cake but in pancake form. It feels kinda guilty because it's more like eating dessert but I guess pancakes in general are really dessert.

The pancakes were moist and fluffy with a pronounced cocoa flavor. They were also pretty big and with a good thickness. The icing was a bit over-sweet but went well with the pancakes. I didn't really eat the whipped topping since the icing was plenty of sugar. Definitely worth a try for red velvet fans!

My breakfast for late night dinner hit a bit of a snag on the rest of the combo though. The sausage tasted and smelled like they had been cooked in rancid oil. I thought about sending it back but doubted they had new oil to cook new sausages for me. The rest of the platter was mostly okay; The bacon could have been crunchier and the eggs were a bit dry but still okay.

The hash browns were standard but satisfying and that's really the only thing I really wanted from the combo.

But yeah, Red Velvet Pancakes at IHOP: good stuff!

Nutritional Info - IHOP Red Velvet Pancakes - Stack of 4
Calories - 800 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 2120mg
Carbs - 141g (Sugar - 61g)
Protein - 19g


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8 comments :

  1.  I'm surprised there are "only" 18g fat for the pancakes. lol

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  2. Wilford Brimley would not be pleased....

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  3. Lol they make up for it with the carbs and sugar... I'm not really surprised about the fat, sounds about right since you probably wouldn't add butter to something like this.

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  4. I got these a few weeks ago and loved them!! The cream cheese icing was amazing!

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  5. Somebody popped a serious boner over those red pancakes and let loose a wicked load.

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  6. I got to try their grain and nut pancakes, and they were amazing! Especially with their butter pecan syrup. We don't have any nearby, so it was a nice change. 

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