So the other night I went out to dinner at IHOP, where I was greeted by a colorful, eye-catching sign advertising IHOP’s new promotional menu to celebrate the Dr. Seuss movie, Horton Hears a Who. These types of signs generally don’t get my attention, but I was immediately struck by the fact that IHOP was offering pancakes that looked like candy. Here’s a quick view of what I mean:
When I got to my table to scan the menu for strawberry waffles and hashbrowns I came across a laminated insert where I saw these candy-looking pancakes again. They were baffling. Who would order these? What on earth would candy pancakes taste like? I couldn’t believe they put a lollipop through the pancakes stack! I was intrigued.
I browsed the menu and found out these so-called “Who-Cakes” are actually are made of astonishingly normal ingredients, despite their appearance. It was just a stack of four pancakes, covered with boysenberry and blueberry syrups and covered with rainbow chocolate chips. Granted the lollipop toothpick was a little bizarre, but who doesn’t enjoy a piece of candy or a mint to tie up a meal?
The menu also featured a famous Dr. Seuss favorite, Green Eggs and Ham. If these weren’t enough, they also had a special drink concoction you could order in order to wash it all down with: Beezlenut Splash. The Beezlenut Splash was simply lemon-lime soda (I assume Sprite) with red and blue Jello cubes interspersed throughout. Crazy! The drink was only $2 and you could get all-you-can-drink refills.
Needless to say, as a child trapped in a twenty-something’s body, I am completely psyched about this whole Horton promotion. I am in the process of recruiting people for an IHOP and movie doubleheader. The movie features Jim Carrey, Steve Carell (of my beloved The Office), Will Arnett (from Arrested Development), and his wife, Amy Poehler (of SNL). Pretty awesome cast, though I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t more excited about the prospect of partaking in these Who-Cakes.
In other news, The Office returns in a mere week! Jim Halpert, how my weeks have longed for your return…
Pictures source: IHOP website, http://www.ihop.com/