Findus crispy pancakes. Do these things still exist, and if so, what shops sell them? Clearly the world’s most earnest review site believes so.
Not that I’d want to eat them now. But I remember my Gran serving these as a treat when I went round to hers on Saturday afternoon. Two of them to be precise, often with a tinned frankfurter either side. And, that addition no meal could do without, the rapturous mushy pea(s).
Given that it was, essentially, a pie but in pancake form, you’d have thought this product would have lasted forever. Not only was it frozen, and thereby accessible at any time, but also had a touch of exotic in the name. All they had to do for the new Millennium was to re-brand them as Findus Crispy Crepes and introduce salsa, Tex Mex and BBQ steak flavours and they’d have been laughing all the way to the boulangerie. Chic and ready for New Man.
Not now. Had Granmother served up the dish now she’d have been arrested for child cruelty while her erstwhile grandson dispatched to Fat Camp to shed that extra pound around his stomach.
However, at least they’re GM free. So while the excess salt levels slowly killed him, at least the child could die in the knowledge he’d expired in an ethically and environmentally sound manner.