You know those guys that line up at Costco for free samples? You might see me there because that’s what I do for fun on the weekend.* Between the sausages and Joint Juice, I had my first taste of Batter Blaster and succumbed, against my better judgment, to the Batter Blaster lure.
The sample I tried was not bad but I did not walk away with a three-pack of those aerosol cans ($9).
No, I waited. Then I started seeing them everywhere… including my neighborhood Albertson’s, where the checkout clerk eyed my purchase and asked about it and if I thought it was really organic. As usual, I just shrugged and pretended I did not know English.**
The can sat in my refrigerator a few days until 2008, when I decided to make pancakes (one of two recommended uses for the batter). After the first attempt, the squeezage of the nozzle tip became familiar, but I was still unprepared for how much and how fast the batter squirts out. Suddenly there’s a huge pancake in the pan. The flapjacks were unusually light and airy and sweeter than other pancake mixes.
The Batter Blaster waffles did not turn out so well. My Belgian waffle maker created overly airy waffles that made it soggy once it hit the plate. No crispy waffles here. The knife and fork technique against the soggy squares were useless. The only good utensil was your teeth and that was to pull it apart.
Overall, pretty pricey for the sake of convenience. How this goo is considered “organic” I don’t know…! Clean-up was a breeze; just a quick rinse of the nozzle under hot water. One can is about $6 at Albertson’s and yields 28 4-inch pancakes. The plates were not bottomless.
**I know English.