I have been waiting to try this Tirol flavor for several months, and finally found it at Mitsuwa Marketplace near Chicago. It was part of the normal strip variety packs, as the one seasonal flavor included among the standards.
Pancakes were a regular meal in my house growing up, though they were always my dad's multigrain variety. Hotcakes like the ones pictured on this Tirol were a rare treat only to be enjoyed at restaurants. No matter the type, pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat, so I was pretty excited about this chocolate.
The chocolate smelled like imitation maple syrup and white chocolate, and though the majority of the piece was plain white, there was a maple chocolate layer on the bottom. It tasted syrupy, too, as there was a bit of liquid syrup above the biscuit center.
It was definitely a lot like pancakes, only even sweeter. The crunchy layer was good, though it didn't exactly evoke the texture of pancakes. There were also buttery notes that helped the overall taste. I was glad the piece was so small, because it was quite sweet. Still, I wasn't disappointed, and I am glad I got to sample the flavor.