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National Pancake Day Facts You’ll Flip Over!

National Pancake Day has come and gone. But as the advertising agency that does television, print, radio and public relations for IHOP in San Antonio and print and event planning for Pioneer Brands we thought you should know some facts about the incomparable hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack.

  1. 2.5 tons of pancakes are consumed in the US a year. That’s 75 Billion pancakes. That begs the question “Got Milk?”
  2. A silver dollar pancake refers to a pancake about two to three inches (5 to 7 cm) in diameter, or just a bit bigger than the pre-1979 Silver Dollar coins in the United States, for which they are named.
  3. In Britain and the Commonwealth, pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday commonly known as Pancake Day. Across the pond this was the day when perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent began.
  4. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.
  5. In Finland pancakes are usually eaten as dessert with whipped cream and/or pancake-jam, sugar or vanilla ice-cream.
  6. Greek pancakes are called tiganites. They are slightly thicker than crêpes and can be sweet or savory.
  7. In parts of Scotland pancakes are also referred to as drop scones or dropped scones because you drop dollops of mixture onto the cooking surface.
  8. There you have it a few little know facts that you can wow your friends and family with at your next breakfast gathering.

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