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New Breakfast Item in Dallas Schools

Pancake Pods: “Grab-and-go pancake sandwiches with real strawberry filling. These delicious pancake sandwiches are a fun, no-mess breakfast option that kids love to eat and parents can feel good about because they are low fat and do not contain trans fat or high fructose corn syrup.” Parents? What do you think?

12 comments on “New Breakfast Item in Dallas Schools

  1. I’m with Bethany. They couldn’t come up with a better name? Do you microwave them? This looks disgusting. I’ll stick to Pillsbury’s Toaster Strudel for my son’s unhealthy breakfast of choice.

  2. EW! And I’ll bet that most of the ingredients are unpronounceable preservatives. How is that healthy?

    It’s not that hard to make regular pancakes and serve them with sliced banana and I would imagine that scratch is much more cost effective.

  3. I think they sound pretty good but I would serve them as dessert or after school snacks, not breakfast.

  4. They have 150 calories per serving with 10 from fat … not awful. But they also have 30 grams of carbs and only 3 grams of protein, so they aren’t great for any kids with obesity or “pre-diabetes” issues.

    Ingredients for the filling leave a lot to be desired. (“Would you like a little blueberry puree with your sugars, hon?”)

    Pancake: Wheat flour, egg, water, sugar, non-fat milk, canola oil, dextrose, leavening [sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate], potassium sorbate [preservative], soy lecithin.

    Filling: High fructose corn syrup, sugar, blueberry puree, mono- and di-glycerides, corn starch, modified corn starch, natural flavor, xanthum gum, cellulose powder.

    Contains: Wheat, egg, milk, and soybean.

  5. I still think they look good. I also happen to like most packaged foods for some reason. It’s a flaw in my makeup. But now that I’ve seen Kirk’s post, I doubt I’ll be eating them. High Fructose corn syrup followed by sugar? yikes.

  6. I think this is a “make your own” situation. Whole wheat or oat pancakes with a non-HFCS enhanced fruit puree. Then again, if it’s remotely healthy the kids won’t touch it, and it won’t be cheap enough for schools.

  7. I have a child in the Irving school district and my biggest complaint with the school districts in this area is all the prepackaged food they serve, on disposible plates, using disposable utensils etc. The money they think they are saving from not paying employees to cook and clean is not worth the junk or kids are getting as food and the landfills are just getting fuller and fuller. How hard is it to cook pancakes and serve them with real fruit, not corn syrup laden fillers. That is just disgusting! My child has not eaten food served in the cafeteria in over 4 years. I make him a healthy breakfast in the am, and pack a nutritious lunch. We as parents need to start taking responsibility for our childrens diets. The schools look at the bottom line only. If every parent packed lunches for their children for 1 week, the school district might get the message that we want goods things for our children, not this junk. Help the economy and hire a few extra employees and actually cook real food and serve it on non-disposible plates etc. It worked when I was in school and it would work again.

  8. Filling: High fructose corn syrup, sugar…

    That’s double-sugar sweetness, nothing healthy about it. Give your kid a spoon and a PB jar, at least little fat johhny will get a healthy does of protein out of it.