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Apr 9, 2012 05:37 PM

Syrup Flavors at IHOP

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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  1. 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

      Thank you!

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

    2. From what I remember: Boysenberry (my 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. 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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        1. re: Bob W

          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.

          1. re: Boston_Otter

            At some point, the syrups got superseded for me by the bottomless coffee pot. Lately, though, the whole idea of eating at IHOP has been superseded by the relentless mediocrity of the food.

            1. re: Bob W

              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.

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

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          1. re: estnet

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

            1. re: estnet

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

            2. 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.

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              1. re: alkapal

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

                  1. re: alkapal

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

                    1. re: acgold7

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