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Syrup Flavors at IHOP

BrianYarvin Apr 9, 2012 05:37 PM

Does anybody out there remember the original syrup flavors (from around 1960 or so) at the International House of Pancakes?

I'm wracking my brains!

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    StrandedYankee Apr 9, 2012 06:17 PM

    I wasn't born until 1970, but my whole life it's been strawberry, blueberry, butter pecan, boysenberry (my favorite!) and hot regular syrup. Note I do not say maple!

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    1. re: StrandedYankee
      BrianYarvin Apr 10, 2012 05:52 AM

      Thank you!

      The choice of words used to describe flavors could be a topic for a whole other thread.

    2. njmarshall55 Apr 10, 2012 02:08 PM

      From what I remember: Boysenberry (my favorite...got slapped because I started drinking it right from the container), maple, strawberry, blueberry, peach (?)...I remember one being a light orange...but what did a 5 year old know in 1960?

      1. Bob W Apr 11, 2012 06:44 AM

        LOL I think we need a support group for boysenberry (or as Spencer Tracy called it in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," boosenberry) syrup fans! That was the best part of going to IHOP.

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          Boston_Otter Apr 11, 2012 08:03 AM

          When I recently visited an IHOP for the first time since age 6, the multiple syrups (especially boysenberry) were what I looked forward to most. The waitress rolled her eyes when I asked. Dang.

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            Bob W Apr 11, 2012 09:51 AM

            At some point, the syrups got superseded for me by the bottomless coffee pot. Lately, though, the whole idea of eating at IHOP has been superseded by the relentless mediocrity of the food.

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              MarlboroMan Apr 12, 2012 01:11 PM

              At my local IHOP (Marlboro, NJ), there are consistently 4 flavors on the table: blueberry, strawberry, "regular", and butter pecan. Haven't seen boysenberry since I was a kid. My favorite syrup is the butter pecan, but if I eat pancakes, I nearly pass out, so I don't. :)

              We have a 3 year old, so we go semi-frequently. Plus it's adjacent to Costco.

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          estnet Apr 13, 2012 06:29 AM

          I used to love apricot, which they haven't had for a LONG time

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            njmarshall55 Apr 13, 2012 06:41 AM

            That's it! Thought it was Peach, but Apricot was my very close second fave.

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              MarlboroMan Apr 19, 2012 08:05 AM

              But, Perkins has apricot syrup, as well as "twinberry."

            2. alkapal Apr 17, 2012 04:15 PM

              i just saw an ad in a woman's magazine that IHOP is selling retail some of its flavored syrups. unfortunately, the ad did NOT mention my fave, the butter pecan. http://ihopathome.com/

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              1. re: alkapal
                acgold7 Apr 17, 2012 08:20 PM

                The thread that discusses this specifically is the third one down in the list below.

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                  alkapal Apr 18, 2012 02:56 AM

                  yes, i started it. LOL

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                    acgold7 Apr 18, 2012 09:44 AM

                    Yeah, I noticed that after I posted, but was confused because it sounded like you were still looking for an answer. Sorry about that;-)

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                      alkapal Apr 18, 2012 10:54 PM

                      no problema -- i just still would love to get some! i don't know why they are not retailing the butter pecan flavor.

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