Saturday, March 25th 2006
I Never Said I Was Classy… Right?

Pop Quiz Time! See if you know what the picture below is:


Did you say Corn Dog? Corny Dog?


(Well, ok, technically that’s right. Because Google images did not have a photo of a Pancake on a Stick, which looks exactly like a corn dog. But pretend that’s a Pancake on a Stick, ‘kay?)

What is a Pancake on a Stick, you ask? Well, let me tell you. The meat part where the hot dog would be if it were a corn dog is a breakfast type sausage – not a hot dog. But wait, it gets better! The bready-y batter-y part that is cornbreadish on a corndog is actually pancake. So you have  a corn dog imposter that is perfect for breakfast, not a corn dog, and comes with a handy dandy stick holder thing-y. Are you sold yet? (i know, i know, y’all are way classier than I am, but just try some empathy here.)

And guess where you get this King of the Convenience Foods? Sonic. Where they bring it out to your car and you wonder, "Do I tip here? I should probably tip. Am I the only one in the world who tips at Sonic….?" How perfectly accommadating, for the Pancake on a Stick to be delivered to your car, for .99 + The Tip.

Except now it’s gone. Pancake on a Stick, I bid you a fond farewell. I bonded with you too well during that last pregnancy, for you were my unhealthy food friend of choice during Trimester Two. Perhaps Sonic let you go because of poor publicity. Not enough had heard of your greasy goodness. It’s too late to help you out now, but I honor you anyway. Goodbye.


(Why, YES, my family WILL think I’m a freak when they read this, thanks for wondering. Fortunately they will not be surprised.)


31 Comments on “I Never Said I Was Classy… Right?”

March 25th, 2006
3:42 pm

It would have been nice for Sonic to be warn the world of the upcoming demise of the pancake on a stick. I would joined your picket line, really I would have! Ohhh, but doesn’t it sound even better if it were filled with CHOCOLATE. *sigh*

March 25th, 2006
3:53 pm

I do believe that Pillsbury makes a frozen version. We had them once…great dipped into syrup. hmmmm I keep seeing commercials for Sonics, and I keep wondering if their ever going to make their way up here. their food always looks so good in the commercials. Maybe our drive-in season is too short. :(

March 25th, 2006
4:11 pm

Yeah, I felt the same way about the McRib farewell tour. I think you can get those frozen, no?

Patrick B
March 25th, 2006
4:25 pm they have them here in boxes of 60!

March 25th, 2006
4:35 pm

Hmmm…never tried it, but it sounds tasty AND convenient, two of my favorite food features. Cheetos were my food of choice during pregnancy, and I shudder at the thought that they will ever, EVER be discontinued (pregnant or no). :-)

March 25th, 2006
5:03 pm

Sorry, but they sound kinda good to me! I’m thinking my kids would adore them!

Mary, mom to 7 sausage eaters and 1 sausage hater

March 25th, 2006
5:28 pm

Yes! I knew you and I were kindred spirits from the get-go, Kelsey!

I wanted to hurt somebody the first time I took my three darlings for a fun, spur-of-the-moment quick and greasy breakfast . . . only to find that Sonic had let me down. They no longer carried the favorite of all my three children — “Pancake on a Stick.”

Yes, they’re greasy. Yes, they probably have the nutritional value of a candy bar — but they are good, easy and fairly mess-free if you line your vehicle with plastic mats. I even asked the girl that day who had made such an error in judgment. She left me with no conclusive answer. Auggh!

We still frequent Sonic, but very rarely for breakfast. Some things just can’t be fixed unless they return it to the menu.

March 25th, 2006
6:01 pm

I am here to bring you all good news!!

You can get them at the grocery store. Jimmy Dean makes some that come 10 in a box. How do I know? My daughter came home from school telling me all about these delightful tasty entrees that she had for school lunch. We found them at Super Wal-mart and they are available at the other stores to boot. So dry those tears and enjoy breakfast once again! (But can I still have the tips?)

March 25th, 2006
6:19 pm

I didn’t try the pancakes on a stick, but I’m sure they were wonderful! Seriously, who is making these decisions? Last summer we went to get a hotdog Wacky Pack and guess what? No more hot dogs in Wacky Packs! WTH? They make a corndog. They make a chili cheese coney. But they don’t have a hot dog WP? Makes NO sense to me.

March 25th, 2006
6:22 pm

OMG, that sounds like the perfect PMS food! We don’t have Sonic here, so I never got a chance to try them :(

March 25th, 2006
6:34 pm

Any food with the word pancake in it is heavenly to me.

You have my condolences.

Barb Szyszkiewicz, sfo
March 25th, 2006
7:32 pm

Market Day has them. They’re called Breakfast Bundles. Pretty good, too.

March 25th, 2006
8:57 pm

ok my husband thinks that pancake on a stick sounds heavenly when I told him about your post. I am sorry for you loss and hope you can find a replacement for you breakfast!

sally apokedak
March 25th, 2006
10:04 pm

I’ve never heard of pancake on a stick but I know how you feel. I got down here to Georgia and I went to Taco Bell only to find out they had no more green sauce. I’ve been eating beef burritos with extra green sauce for thirty years–ever since I worked at Taco Bell as a kid. And suddenly? No more green sauce!! Too cruel. Is this country-wide or is this just a Georgia thing? Because I’d pay someone to buy me green sauce and ship it to me.

March 25th, 2006
11:03 pm

awww man, you and the Sonic commercials always make me wish we had Sonic in Canada! (ok, well you don’t ALWAYS make me wish we had Sonic..just this post..but i guess you already know what i mean and i just made a total fool of myself)

kay..bye for now.. lol

Nat and Petey

March 26th, 2006
12:09 am

Oh. I didn’t know they had them. Sounds like a clever idea, though. Not sure I could eat one, but I’m sure there are many who mourn with you, Kelsey.

Chaotic Mom
March 26th, 2006
6:43 am

I didn’t tip at Sonic for the longest time. Until my friend who was sitting in my car asked, “Should I leave the tip?” Me: “Huh? You’re supposed to TIP them?” Duh…

March 26th, 2006
7:38 am

We had never been to a Sonic until we moved to Baton Rouge this past summer. I ALWAYS tip at Sonic. I also always think, I never do this at McD or any other place even if the gal has to bring food to the table because they need to make more fries or something. There’s just something about knowing that that guy rollerbladed out to my car that contains four people to bring us one SMALL Sonic blast because hubby wanted one and it wasn’t the cheat day on my diet!

Diane Viere
March 26th, 2006
7:47 am

We don’t have a Sonic in Minnesota…but have plenty of other opportunities to enjoy…mouthwatering junk food! Maybe the State Fair???? I so enjoy people watching with grease dripping from my chin!


March 26th, 2006
8:42 am

I always tip at sonic, but I will admit, I never had the pancake thingie. Sounds as if I missed out. At least I don’t have to mourn though. ;D

March 26th, 2006
8:50 am

Mmmm. Pancakes. Yum.

March 26th, 2006
10:47 am

Even better, you can buy them in bulk at Costco. I forget who the maker is but they’re awesome. My 6 year old loves them and could eat 4 in one sitting.

March 26th, 2006
3:49 pm

Dear Kelsey, don’t take any offense, but in a word:
No, wait – two words:
Eeewww. Gross.

March 26th, 2006
5:15 pm

i actually ordered that once b/c i was so frickin curious as to WHAT a pancake on a stick was~! it was good; but i don’t think i loved it *quite* as much as you do. ;)

March 26th, 2006
9:16 pm

We didn’t understand them not having hot dog wacky packs anymore either. But they brought back my chili pie! Thank goodness for small favors. And yes, we will grieve the loss of the pancake on a stick.

Busy Mom
March 26th, 2006
9:54 pm

I had no idea they were gone! Can’t find the Frito pie here anymore, either.

March 26th, 2006
10:12 pm

Have a great time, but hey–pass the M&M’s!!


Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer
March 26th, 2006
11:02 pm

Oh, my friend, they’re not just available at Sonic! I buy them in frozen bulk (I think Jimmie Dean makes them) and it’s my kids’ favorite breakfast–basically the ONLY way I can get them to have some protein in the morning!

March 27th, 2006
11:44 am

If I’m not correct, I believe the Space Shuttle astronauts take Sonic Pancake on a Sticks with them into space each trip. I believe I have even seen official NASA footage of astronauts letting the things float weightless around the cabin, and then chomping off a bite as they pass before their mouths.

Blond Girl
March 27th, 2006
9:40 pm

Ok. That was just cruel. Really mean. First, you fake me out. What is it? a corn dog? No, anyone could tell it is a PRONTO PUP! hello…

Except it wasn’t.

Then you explained what it really was and I got all interested in experincing this morning goodness on a stick.

But I figured I couldn’t.

Then you explained that it is at Sonic! Now, I don’t have Sonic here in Minneapolis, but it is in Champaign, IL, where we’ll be moving.

So then I figured I could.

Then, after you set the hook and had me dangling, you let me go. Sonic no longer sells them!

So now I know I can’t.

I am so sad! I never even got to try the piggy gooeygoodness on a stick.

I’m going to go away and pout now.

June 29th, 2006
10:24 pm

They have them at Wal Mart. They are great!

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