May 14, 2008 in Food

Mini muffin tops a ‘fun food for all ages’

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Tasters guessed the new Eggo Mini Muffin Tops were silver dollar pancakes. And most of them loved the little snacks.

Both the blueberry and chocolate chip muffin tops received a four-star rating from our volunteer panel.

“Odd but fun,” said Andy Hoye of the chocolate-studded version, adding: “(It) needs a syrup dip.”

Nancy Robinson disagreed that the little cakes needed syrup, but she liked them, too.

“Little pancakes with chocolate chips. These are good. They’re very tasty, a nice snack and no syrup to be messy. It’s a fun food for kids or adults.”

The pull-apart muffin tops fit in the toaster, four at a time. They can also be warmed in the microwave.

Gabe Kohler was a big fan of both flavors. “The texture is perfect and they are just sweet enough. They are the perfect snack,” he said of the chocolate chip.

He added, “The blueberry flavor is actually really believable. I can’t find a thing I don’t like about these.”

Tina Johnson liked the cakes, too. “Real blueberry flavor in a teensy, tiny snack.”

Larry Inman gave both flavors the panel’s highest rating. “I’m stingy with five-star ratings, but this is well deserved. Delicious!”

Of course, not everyone was as impressed.

Vicki Deschaine said she’d pass on the blueberry muffin tops. “These aren’t floating my boat at all.”

Marilyn Moore agreed. “Not my kind of snack.”

Eggo Mini Muffin Tops, Chocolate Chip

Price: $2.79 per 12.9-ounce box, 8 servings

Nutrition per serving: 150 calories, 5 grams fat (1.5 grams saturated, 30 percent fat calories), 3 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrate, 15 milligrams cholesterol, no dietary fiber, 280 milligrams sodium.

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Comments: “Who put chocolate in my pancake?” – Andy Hoye

“These are very tasty little cakes.” – Peggy Kazanis

“Silver-dollar sized ‘pancakes’ cooked to perfection in the toaster. Chocolate chips could be higher quality to bump the satisfaction level.” – Skip Hubbard

Eggo Mini Muffin Tops, Blueberry

Price: $2.79 per 12.9-ounce box

Nutrition per serving: 150 calories, 5 grams fat (1.5 grams saturated, 50 percent fat calories), 2 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrate, 15 milligrams cholesterol, no dietary fiber, 290 milligrams sodium.

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Comments: “They don’t even need syrup. Get ‘em while they’re hot.” – Peggy Kazanis

“Nice snack and handy. Sweet enough to stand on their own. A fun food for all ages.” – Nancy Robinson

“Great treat for kids.” – Jenny Whittaker


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