柔软而蓬松，带有微妙的甜味，使它们与奶酪或培根一样适合搭配水果和奶油，煎饼是最受欢迎的方法之一，以正确的方式开始一天。But with the measuring and mixing entailed in making them,它不一定是最快或最方便的。Enter pancake mix: packaged mixes that have the necessary dry ingredients measured out,这样有助于缩短准备时间并（理论上）确保您获得美味的结果。Locally,you'll find a number of versions from various Philippine brands,but how do the resulting flapjacks compare?
Note: we narrowed down the selection to the regular or default variant of each brand's pancake mix—specifically,those that call for eggs,脂肪，and liquid (as opposed to the other popular pancake mix variation thatonly calls for water).Each mix was prepared and cooked according to package instructions;we made sure to follow the exact measurements and ingredients called for per brand.
These packs from baking company Ferna come in smaller 200g boxes (versus the others' 400-500g),which is great for when you're looking to feed just 1-2 people at a time.It makes for a thick,heavy batter that can feel almost like一磅蛋糕的那个.Likewise,它能让你长得很高，thick,and relatively dense (in particular,it reminds us ofimagawayaki,a.k.a.thosestreetside "Japanese pancakes").While it does come on the sweet side with caramelized notes,it's flavorful enough that you can enjoy it straight up—even sans butter or syrup.
Sweetness: 4/5 | Softness: 3/5 | Thickness: 5/5
Magnolia gives you pancakes that are just moderate in thickness,but delightfully fluffy with a quickbread-esque coarse crumb.As it cooks,it exudes a vanilla-y aroma;and while the said vanilla comes across as artificial,它使这些薄煎饼在加上温和的烤面包时具有饼干般的特点，caramelized-y flavors.Mid-level in sweetness with a hint of salt toward the end,it's tasty both with or without your syrup of choice.
Sweetness: 3/5 | Softness: 3.5/5 | Thickness: 3/5
Maya's pancakes take on a lighter hue and come on the thick side (just second to Ferna's).Compared to the latter brand however,they're distinctively more delicate,通风良好，fluffy crumb that make for ethereal bites.Past an odd metallic note (which isn't too noticeable unless you look for it),they're not too sweet on their own.Should you want them sweeter,we recommend dusting over powdered sugar than pouring on syrup,as the latter can easily drown the pancakes given their lightness.
This brand calls for a much higher ratio of liquid to dry mix (almost twice the amount of water,脂肪，and egg to the same amount of mix) compared to the other brands.Predictably,you get much thinner,flatter pancakes (ourculinary director有趣的是，把它们比作“厚绉布”），它们柔软，但有一点粘性。That it's barely sweet could've worked to its advantage,if not for the strong baking soda-y metallic taste present.如果有的话，its elasticity lets you use these forroll-upsor any other application that call for folded or rolled pancakes as the base.
而其他品牌只需要石油，White King calls for margarine (as with their brownies,they specify the Selecta Butterfresh brand,which we could not find but for which we subbed in Magnolia Buttercup).The resulting pancakes definitely taste of margarine,which isn't to our liking,but we love that it's just barely sweet.它变褐更容易，likely due to the milk solids in the margarine,and takes on a consistency that's still fluffy,but slightly dryer and sturdier,with a shorter,more cotton-like crumb that lets it absorb syrup without disintegrating into mush.
甜蜜:3/5 |柔软:2.5/5 |厚度:3/5
The Verdict: Maya
Torn as we were between Ferna's and Maya's versions (notably for their thickness),Maya ultimately was the biggest hit for us on the team,winning us over with its lighter,口感柔和，味道柔和。Should you want pancakes that are close in fluffiness but slightly heavier and more flavorful,去找木兰花。