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Simply Wrong Food: IHOP's Holiday Pancakes

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At first glance, you can tell these pancakes are trouble. The profusion of whipped cream and holiday colors make you want to cringe. Let the flavors alone be a warning: Egg Nog, Gingerbread, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie.

Still, your intrepid reporter just had to see for herself. First we tried the eggnog pancakes, because they sounded like the worst choice. Surprisingly, the nutmeg custard atop buttermilk pancakes wasn't so bad. It was almost good in a fried Twinkie kind of way. But after a few bites, it was a gloppy, sugary mess. I did notice that the big puffs of custard in the ad were only a light shmear on the pancakes. Yes. I was disgruntled that I didn't get my fair share of something I didn't want to eat anyways. A server passed by as I said the word "globs" and she offered helpfully, "Oh, that's eggnog hon" without even looking at the plate. In the end, it was the artificial rum syrup drizzle that put it in the hall of fame of Simply Wrong Food.