Krusteaz Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix is the worst pancake mix I've ever had.
I know I shouldn't expect too much from pancake mixes, and I don't. I know I could easily make my own, and all the warning signs about this product were there, but the warning signs are also tricky mirages that make you want to believe things you know in your heart of hearts are impossible. Like good pancake mix for which you only need water.
"Just Add Water" Sigh. I want it so badly. Sunday mornings when I have eggs and milk I am going to make eggs. The pancake mix is for when I don't have those things, I want it for the back-up, for lazy mornings when getting dressed to go out for eggs is too much bother. But the flavor and texture are never right. In this case, worse than ever. The resulting pancakes are gummy. Gummy! And tough and chewy, not light and fluffy. And terribly flavorless. Sigh. Not an ounce of buttermilk flavor, despite the large font in which Buttermilk is written on the package. The only flavor comes from the copious amounts of butter and syrup we dump on these atrocious discs, which they soak up greedily, betraying their desperate dryness.
I know I only have myself to blame, that fate tempted me and I was weak. I can only hope I help you avoid the same awful fate. Our package was 3 1/2 lbs (on sale for 99 cents, yet another sign I failed to heed), so we have many pancakes to choke down before we are freed of our tormenter.