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IHOP's BUTTER PECAN SYRUP -- who makes it and how can i buy some retail?

alkapal Aug 6, 2009 01:32 PM

i love this syrup and i'd love to find out how i can get some for home use.

i've tried a couple of brands of butter pecan syrup and they were awful.

does anyone know who manufactures the stuff for IHOP?

how can i get some?

when i get it, i'll use it on my own harvest grain and nut pancakes. yummmmmmm.

help!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 01:57 PM

    see the last sentence of the first paragraph:
    http://www.ihop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=120&Itemid=71

    http://www.lyonsmagnus.com/breakfast_...

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      alkapal Aug 6, 2009 02:07 PM

      oh wonderful, thank you GHG!!!

      now i've gotta do some follow up to see who else would be interesting in splitting a case ;-).
      maybe the local IHOP manager can be persuaded to sell me just a gallon from the restaurant's stock.....

    2. greygarious Aug 6, 2009 02:15 PM

      Have you tried the one Stonewall Kitchen makes? It's good, though I've never compared side-by-side:
      http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/prdse...

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      1. re: greygarious
        alkapal Aug 6, 2009 02:17 PM

        hmmm, certainly it's more accessible in terms of size (i'd need to check retail outlets...). does it have an aftertaste of "flavoring."? is it only online, i guess?

        ~~~~~
        folks, that website has a bunch of barefoot contessa's marmalades and marinades, etc. on SALE. plus a lobster pot pie (if you're feelin' rich).

        1. re: alkapal
          greygarious Aug 6, 2009 02:22 PM

          The bottle I had was part of a raffle prize that included my now trusty sidekick, a waffle maker. So it was used up a year ago but to the limits of my recollection and palate, it tasted buttery, nutty, and not artificial.

          1. re: greygarious
            alkapal Aug 6, 2009 02:24 PM

            great -- i'll give it a try! thanks.

          2. re: alkapal
            kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 03:48 PM

            I can't answer this question directly (re their butter pecan syrup), but I've never sampled a Stonewall Kitchen item I didn't absolutely LOVE. I can promise nothing they make tastes the least bit artificial. I know you'll love them, too. Some of our house favorites, while you're shopping:
            - Maple Chipotle Grill Sauce - (makes a mean Sloppy Geo, as we call them here)
            http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/prdse...
            - pink grapefruit marmalade
            (Oh, man! It's not there! That stuff was so delicious, too! BOO HOO!

            )

            alkasis, is there no specialty foodie spot near you that stocks these products? There are a couple local to me where I've picked up these products without having to ship. Then again, I've never seen that syrup. I hope it does the trick for you. I'll bet it does!

            1. re: kattyeyes
              goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 03:51 PM

              agree with kattyeyes...SK is certainly pricey, but you're paying for quality. they make excellent products, and AFAIK, they've never used any artificial ingredients in anything.

            2. re: alkapal
              goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 03:53 PM

              why'd you have to tell us about the sale?? that Golden Raspberry Jam looks sooo good...

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 04:00 PM

                Damn you both. ;) I just took a peek myself and I'm with you on the Golden Raspberry Jam. And then the recipe suggestion for baked brie with the jam and pears? GEEZ. The Mango Lime Salsa kinda called me, too, though it's not as much of a bargain.

                1. re: kattyeyes
                  greygarious Aug 6, 2009 04:21 PM

                  Whoa, Nelly! Let me dissent: several years ago I went to an open house at a SK store. Tasted a few things and bought a lot more (they had samples for only certain items). The Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam is great and has been a staple ever since. I liked the cooking sauces I bought. I was not happy with ANY of the perhaps dozen jams/preserves I bought. All were heavy on sugar, short on fruit flavor (and I do have a sweet tooth). Trader Joe's house brand is way cheaper and way better. I would have liked the Lemon Curd but it was rancid. I called, sent it back, and received a replacement jar, which was also rancid. I gave up. In the aforementioned raffle prize, there was a canister of SK buttermilk pancake mix, to which you had to add egg, oil, and buttermilk.....I was darn glad I'd won it, not bought it without reading the contents, only to learn that I had paid a premium price for flour, salt, and leavening.

                  1. re: greygarious
                    kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 04:39 PM

                    A few things:
                    1. Thanks for reminding me there is such a thing as a SK store. I had forgotten and there's one not far from me.
                    2. Thanks also for reminding me how much I like TJ's lemon curd. Someone I live with (ahem!) had relocated it to the back of the fridge where it was outta sight, outta mind...till just now, so seriously, thanks. I'm now enjoying some swirled into my Fage.
                    3. Good to know it's wise to try before you buy. Did you ever have the pink grapefruit marmalade, though? That stuff was delicious!

                    I'm still willing to bet alkapal loves that syrup. It will be interesting to find out!

                    1. re: kattyeyes
                      goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 04:42 PM

                      ooh, pink grapefruit marmalade? i've never seen theirs! i *finally* tracked down a jar of Rose's at Fairway yesterday...gotta crack it open & see how it is.

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                        kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 04:47 PM

                        Yeah, it was great. I'm truly bummed they don't make it anymore. Hope you enjoy yours. I don't know Rose's. I may have to investigate further if it's to your liking!

                        1. re: kattyeyes
                          goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 05:24 PM

                          it's the same company that make's Rose's lime juice, grenadine, etc...i stumbled across their marmalades at the market - they make grapefruit, lemon-lime, and lime. i'll let you know how it is once i've tried it.

                          FWIW, at $3.69 for a 16-ounce jar, it's certainly a better value than SK!

                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                            kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 05:38 PM

                            Oh, OK, THAT Rose's I know. I would love a report--that's priced right (if I can find it locally, too).

                            1. re: kattyeyes
                              goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 06:21 PM

                              ok so i just tasted it, and i'm totally underwhelmed. the grapefruit flavor is way too muted. i wanted something nice & tart, with lots of rind for texture, but this is pretty much bland jelly with a hint of grapefruit flavor. boo :(

                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                kattyeyes Aug 6, 2009 06:25 PM

                                Bummer. If I find a good replacement, I'll report back.

                                1. re: kattyeyes
                                  goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 06:30 PM

                                  thanks. actually, Mediterranean Organics makes one, and WFM carries their products so i may pick up a jar if they have that flavor. i'm on a mission now! ;)

                                2. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                  alkapal Aug 6, 2009 07:12 PM

                                  ghg, i'm surprised you haven't made grapefruit marmalade.

                                  1. re: alkapal
                                    goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 08:19 PM

                                    i just recently developed a bizarre hankering for it - i have no idea why! unfortunately it's not grapefruit season right now, but come winter, i'll be in the kitchen working on a recipe...made with my beloved agave nectar, of course ;)

                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                      alkapal Aug 7, 2009 04:36 AM

                                      when i buy fruit juice, sometimes the acidic "burn" of grapefruit is what i seek. maybe you're needing that sharpness in your marmalade.

                                      for juice, i find the "indian river" brand of not-from-concentrate fits the bill for me.

                                      come winter, you can find wonderful ruby red, pink and white grapefruit from florida and texas. and...although i'm from florida, i've found the biggest and best reds are from texas. (ruby red i think is a **relatively** new variety, as i grew up with pinks and whites).

                      2. re: greygarious
                        goodhealthgourmet Aug 6, 2009 04:45 PM

                        gg, appreciate the heads-up. i've only tried a few of their products, but they've always been good...then again, they've all been savory, so maybe that's part of it. i don't have too much of a sweet tooth, and i typically prefer cooking down fruit on my own stovetop to buying jarred jams/preserves. guess i'll forgo the raspberry preserves if i'll just end up with a toothache ;)

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                  LeeWalker May 2, 2011 11:10 AM

                  I ordered three bottles of butter pecan syrup from Stonewalkitchen, I was not impressed in the least. To me it was thin as water and didn't have much flavor, not even close to IHOP's. The three 8.5oz bottles cost me $18.78 plus $8.25 shipping, $29.25 total. Here is my story. My wife and I have breakfast 5 days a week at IHOP. Our server's name is Ben most of the time. This morning 5/2/2011 I asked Ben who provided the butter pecan syrup for the restaurant? I was surprised when he told me IHOP made there own. Well then I asked him if there was any way I could buy some. I was surprised again when he told me SURE. Well I left the restaurant carrying a gallon of authentic IHOP butter pecan syrup. It cost me $4.29. Isn't it amazing what you can find out if you go to the source?

                  1. re: LeeWalker
                    alkapal May 2, 2011 04:03 PM

                    you, my friend, are the bearer of the best news i've had in a long time! you are located in powell, tennessee? i can cite your IHOP as an authority! ;-)). a gallon for little over four bucks -- that's an unbelievable deal.

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                  asyiudinna Apr 26, 2010 09:58 PM

                  I DO NOT have the receipes for their syrups but I can tell you that if you will ask your server they will sell you a gallon of the syrup (thats the size they get them in so..........I paid $16.00 for a gallon of Boysenberry syrup shared withmy friends etc and still have lots and my husband makes me pancakes all the time (Sun was my bday he made pancakes, bfast in bed little candles inthe center and decorating gel written Happy across the top and Birthday across the bottom, he nuked the syrup for just a few secs to get it nice and warm blowout the candles and dug in. if you wont use it all yourself split the cost w a friend or 2 its worth it believe me!!

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                    Tourists Feb 4, 2011 05:35 PM

                    Which restaurant did you go to? We asked at Death Valley and they said no.

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                      alkapal Feb 4, 2011 11:36 PM

                      i'm going to try at my locval ihop. 99% of the stores are franchisees, so may have a little flexibility. in its FAQ section, the ihop corporate website says that they do not sell food or merchandise items -- but it is qualified by the poor wording of the question making it appear that the answer is limited to "we don't do it online." http://www.ihop.com/index.php?option=...

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                    kim906 Aug 22, 2011 07:23 AM

                    Sooo...I'm also a HUGE fan of this syrup and won't settle for less, as other pecan syrups were very thin or didn't taste much like pecans. Did an IHOP chain actually sell it to you?? I'm in Chicago and haven't asked any restaurants if they would sell me any, but thought I'd verify with you first.

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                    1. re: kim906
                      alkapal Aug 23, 2011 04:33 AM

                      i haven't tried to buy it from the IHOP, because i was waiting until i used up my maple syrup from trader joe's. (i use syrup rarely, as well). but as my friend says, go ahead and ask them….getting a "no" doesn't cost you anything.

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                      punkin712 Aug 24, 2011 02:17 PM

                      not sure where you're located, but i know someone who works at an IHOP in East Brunswick, NJ. she said they sell gallons of their syrup for about $7, but it takes about a week to get because they special order it. maybe you could sweet talk them into shipping it directly to you.

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                        alkapal Aug 26, 2011 01:39 AM

                        wow -- that is CHEAP!!!!!! i live in northern virginia. hey…i wonder if i can make pancakes on a grill when my power goes out because of hurricane irene? i might need a gallon of syrup in that case. ;-(.

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                          heavenzlit0angel Dec 1, 2011 07:43 AM

                          Thanks to you, I just ordered a gallon for $9.99 at the East Brunswick location! Who knew it would be so simple? Just call and ask. They were very friendly and helpful. The manager I spoke with said it would be ready within a week... just enough time for me to get it for my boyfriend as one of his Christmas presents. lol

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                            punkin712 Dec 1, 2011 09:15 AM

                            glad I could help!

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                          heavenzlit0angel Dec 1, 2011 07:48 AM

                          As others have mentioned, definitely try calling your local IHOP and seeing if they sell them cheap by the gallon. I just order a gallon for $10 from an IHOP in NJ. If they are helpful here, I'm sure your local IHOP will be just as helpful.

                          Good luck!

                          P.S That is my boyfriend's FAVORITE. Harvest grain and nut pancakes with butter pecan syrup. :)

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                          1. re: heavenzlit0angel
                            alkapal Dec 1, 2011 11:07 AM

                            that is THE BEST combo -- harvest grain and nut pancakes with butter pecan syrup -- and some nice little greasy sausage links and fried eggs on the side. ;-)).

                            we made them part of our thanksgiving day feast -- after eating wonton soup, smoked duck and stir fried snow pea shoots.

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                              Curleysk Dec 28, 2013 09:18 AM

                              I live in Canada. I just called my local IHOP and they want $35.00 for a gallon of syrup!!

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                                alkapal Dec 30, 2013 06:31 AM

                                they won't sell any smaller size?

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                                  Curleysk Dec 30, 2013 12:32 PM

                                  Nope they say thats all they have. Guess they aren't too concerned about selling any of it.

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                                  treb Dec 30, 2013 11:27 AM

                                  plus all those great taxes, GST etc. You could be well over $50 all in. OH.... Canada!

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                                    Curleysk Dec 30, 2013 12:32 PM

                                    Well since its a food item and not a "single serving" there is no tax but its still far too expensive for me!

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                                    gfr1111 Dec 30, 2013 01:34 PM

                                    Curleysk,

                                    I looks like you could make a bundle selling IHOP butter pecan syrup to your Canadian IHOP by purchasing it from the Powell, Tennessee IHOP, which sells it by the gallon for under $5.00 a gallon. (See the May 2, 2011 entries below from Lee Walker and Alkapal.) Isn't economics weird?

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                                  MizWasy Dec 29, 2012 09:38 AM

                                  OMG - That stuff is good. Even though IHOP has bottled syrup in stores now, they don't seem to offer that one. Bummer.

                                  My IHOP told me a gallon was $10.99 -- I guess price depends on where you are in the country. I don't have anyone to share it with - and we don't use a lot of syrup, so do you think I would have to worry about it crystallizing over time? It wouldn't happen too quickly, I hope.

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                                  1. re: MizWasy
                                    alkapal Dec 30, 2012 04:16 AM

                                    you could share with friends, no? work colleagues? neighbors? put it in pretty, stoppered bottles with a bow, and wish them happy new year.

                                    the syrup will crystallize eventually, but when, who knows?

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                                      gfr1111 Dec 30, 2013 01:28 PM

                                      MizWasy,

                                      I assume that IHOP's syrup would behave the same as honey. When my honey crystalizes in the jar, I simply put the jar in hot water and wait about fifteen minutes. The honey returns to normal. It recrystalizes faster than when I bought it originally, but it still lasts weeks uncrystalized. When it recrystalizes, I simply treat it again by dunking the jar in hot water for fifteen minutes and it is good for several more weeks. I hope that this helps.

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