Welcome to the Thursday food "nooooo." That's "nooooo" as in "no way", "no they didn't", or "no one in their right mind would buy that."

Have you ever made pancakes from scratch? Really, the whole process of making the batter takes about three minutes. But in our hectic world, it seems that those three minutes are too long and so we’ve got mixes where you just add water. Now it seems, even that is too inconvenient, so someone has created Batter Blaster: Original Pancake and Waffle Batter in a spray can. And it’s organic!

Their motto: Just point, blast and cook.

You’ve got to visit their website for a good laugh. There’s a demo video (because we need to be shown how to push a little nozzle and make a circle on a griddle with the stuff that oozes out from inside the can). There is even a special offer for the “Fans of the John Tesh show.” If you’re a fan, you can click on a link and get a $1 coupon. Guess what, I’m not a fan, and I was still able to click on the link and get the coupon. Hah! Oh, and don’t forget to download the Batter Blaster ring tone – I kid you not.

Then there are the fabulous recipes that you can make with Batter Blaster. Like this one that comes from their recipe ideas:

Christmas Ham and Cheese Roll-ups – sitting on some leftover Christmas ham? Re-heat, slice thinly, and top with melted cheese in a Batter Blaster pancake roll-up!
Batter Blaster may be made from organic ingredients, but it’s still just wrong. The can itself is bad for the environment – not easily recyclable. The can only makes 9 pancakes which means I’d need at least a can and a half to feed my family breakfast.

If you need ease and convenience with making pancakes in the morning, try creating an instant pancake mix of your own. Alton Brown has an Instant Pancake mix recipe that allows you to mix up the dry ingredients and keep them in a sealed container. Then when you want to make pancakes, you just scoop out some of the instant mix, add a few wet ingredients, and you're good to go.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Thursday food "nooooo": canned pancakes
Just say "nooooo" to a product that has gone ridiculously too far.