What Makes a Great Frozen Blueberry Pancake?

Waking up to the smell of blueberry pancakes in the morning has always been one of the best childhood memories! High quality frozen pancakes are moist and tender. They are sweet with the favors of toasted flour, egg, and blueberry. Specifically, they are golden brown, evenly cooked and have air bubbles. There should be a large amount of intact blueberry inclusions. They smell and taste like toasted flour, egg and blueberry. There may be a secondary note of vanilla. They are primarily sweet with a little saltiness. They are tender to bite and moist to chew. Some cohesion and adhesion is acceptable, but they cannot be gummy or spongy. The blueberry inclusions are expected to be tender. When served, they evenly absorb the pancake syrup.

Tasting terms

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • chew

    The texture of a food as it is being chewed, as opposed to the texture of the first bite. Example: High-quality beef jerky should be tender but have a long chew.