If you want the taste of drinking pancake batter without the health side effects of drinking pancake batter, then Japanese food manufacturer Morinaga has a drink for you. Starting on September 8, the company will be releasing a drink they call Hotcake Milkshake, which is basically a canned drink that tastes like a fresh pancake breakfast. I’m not sure if this is wonderful or gross.
The drink will cost about 120 yen, or $1.40 in US money, when it debuts. Each can contains 10 ounces of the milkshake drink, which tastes like a pancake, but doesn’t have any of the nutritional benefits of the pancake. It’s just a drink; apparently, the Morinaga pancake mix is a Japanese tradition, like Bisquick or Aunt Jemima in the States.
This is just a way for the Japanese to get their pancake on without having to bake flapjacks in the morning before heading out to catch the bullet train. If you want food on the go, there’s no solution like a canned sandwich washed down with a canned pancake milkshake! Sounds tasty (not).