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Lipton releases Pancake Tea Latte in Japan

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Morinaga might be most famous for its sweets and ice cream, but it’s also the go-to brand for hotcake mix, which has been selling like, well hotcakes, since it was first introduced to the Japanese market in 1957.

▼ Morinaga’s Hotcake Mix is a household name in Japan.

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Now, for a limited time, Morinaga is putting a new twist on the mix, by teaming up with Lipton, the world’s top tea brand, to create the Lipton Pancake Tea Latte.

The new product blends Lipton’s aromatic black tea with the sweetness of maple syrup and aromatic butter to recreate the taste and aroma of Morinaga’s fluffy hotcakes. And in case you’re wondering — the difference between hotcakes and pancakes, despite the words often being used interchangeably, is that hotcakes are thicker and more dense, whereas pancakes are wider and thinner.

▼ The word bubble pointing to the hotcakes reads: “It’s become a Tea Latte!“

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According to Morinaga, this new refrigerated product lets you enjoy “the mysterious experience of drinking Morinaga hotcakes”, and it’s an experience we can’t wait to try when it’s released at convenience stores and mass retailers nationwide (except for Okinawa, which sadly misses out) for a limited time from February 6, priced at 170 yen.

Source, images: PR Times

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Sometimes we make pancakes or use the mixture to bake a chocolate cake. Probably won't try the latte.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Generally, pancakes are wide and have a fluffy texture, hotcakes tend to be thicker and denser

0 ( +6 / -6 )

The hotcake mixture can be used to make thin pancakes or a cake mixture for the oven. It all works. There are no regulations. Freedom of choice.

Morinaga is the best mixture and price.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Americans like their pancakes thick just like hotcakes.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

There are also flapjacks, johnny cakes, griddle cakes, slapjack, flannel cake and others. depends on where you're from what they're called.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Yummy, these look nice. I have had the thinner pancakes but did not like them much, but these thicker ones look just great. I must look online in the UK and see if they are available here.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I used this hotcake mixture today to bake a chocolate strawberry cake in my air fryer oven.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

With over twenty post so far you have been a busy boy.

not your business or concern. Concentrate on your own. Pressing more buttons.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

That sounds gross. Sorry.

How would you know without tasting it? Chocolate strawberry cakes are common.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

I prefer French pancakes (crepes).

I never like ready mixed bags if anything. They gave this generic factory taste to them. Yucky.

For hotcake, all you need is: sugar, eggs, butter, milk, vanilla essence. We have all these ingredients in stock. Make them from scratch. It's easy.

hotcake mixture today to bake a chocolate strawberry cake in my air fryer oven.

Oh, dear. That is sheared into my mind forever. Sounds even worse than hotcake mix tea as per the article

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Crepes are very good tasty and easy to make. Reminds me of my time in Brittany wandering around the cobbled streets and coming across a small street vendor selling crepes. Crepes need buckwheat flour.

Air fryer ovens are very good for baking cakes.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Burning Bush

chocolate strawberry cake is one of the most popular combining the two ingredients most liked, strawberries and chocolate. What is there not to like?

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Crepes can be made without buckwheat flour.

Traditional French Breton crepes use buckwheat flour which is easily available here and used for soba noodles.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

I would have no interest in this at all, showed it to my partner and she doesn't either. Usually she likes yuckysweet stuff, lol

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

That sounds gross. Sorry.

How would you know without tasting it? Chocolate strawberry cakes are common.

He's not claiming to know. Read the comment again. And turn off the dishwasher.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Burning Bush

What is there not to like?

The hotcake mix you put in.

You have never tried it?

I used this hotcake mixture today to bake a chocolate strawberry cake in my air fryer oven.

And then frying it in the oven. Reminds me of deep fried Mars bars. You should cook cakes in the rice cooker.

No there is no frying just baking like using any other convection oven. I guess you just don't know how air fryer ovens work. They bake, broil, roast, and air fry, there are many ways.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I notice that you only get 450 milliliters in a package that is normally 500. And it's at a premium price, too.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Lipton seems to be on a tea-roll with the recent tea with condensed milk, Melty Strawberry tea and this soon-to-be-released hotcake tea.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I tried the Japanese pancakes, I just can't get into them, just not my taste. I prefer homemade American pancakes the best, it took my wife a while, but now she makes some of the best pancakes, sometimes buckwheat with blueberries and blueberry sauce.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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