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

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. re: goodhealthgourmet

      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. 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

        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

          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

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

          2. re: alkapal

            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

              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

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

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

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

                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                  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

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

                                  1. re: alkapal

                                    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

                                      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

                        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 ;)

                2. re: greygarious

                  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

                    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.

                3. 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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                  1. re: asyiudinna

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

                    1. re: Tourists

                      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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                    1. 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

                        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.