We’ve gotten into a pretty bad habit of buying things because we think they’re funny. Nothing huge, and nothing expensive, but it’s not really a practice you want to encourage when you’re in a temporary living situation. See this post. And this one.
So, clearly, we bought it. The brand may be a reference to Easy Rider, a Jack Nicholson movie that I’ve never seen, but which both of my parents immediately thought of when I showed them the box over Skype. If you look really closely, you can see that he’s driving on Route 1 – except that I don’t think that’s what the “Route” signs really look like in the U.S. Something about the shape is just not right. Nevertheless, Nick has a whole backstory: he’s in his 50s, loves to travel the American highways on his motorcycle, and is a “Hobbykoch” – cooking enthusiast. Naturlich.
Having the bought the pancakes, we of course needed to eat them. Pancakes are a little too much work and too filling for me to eat for breakfast, so we decided to do a “breakfast for dinner” night, with pancakes, hash browns, and bacon. And the only bacon for sale at Netto was, naturally:
That’s right. American Style Bacon. I promise I wasn’t looking for something like this – it was really the only option that wasn’t just a blatant hunk of fatty pork back. Then, we bought this just to round it all out:
To sum up: I burned almost all of the pancakes, but the non-burnt parts tasted pretty good. Bacon was good, if pretty salty. Ice cream? Simply divine.