The ongoing breakfast rivalry: pancakes v. waffles

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Pancakes are better than Waffles. Or are they? Waffles are the ongoing rival of pancakes and can be seen as better or worse.

I personally think that waffles are better. They have a better taste and a unique shape. Pancakes on the other hand are original, classic and simple in a good way. Waffles allow a variety of leeway for ideal toppings like syrup and butter without them falling off.

You can also use pancake batter to make waffles. However, you cannot make pancakes with waffle batter. Waffle House is known for their waffles and IHOP is known for their pancakes. There are so many different types of pancakes from blueberry, pumpkin, strawberry and cinnamon, to apple and buttermilk. The good thing is all of these can be waffle flavors too.

Pancakes and Waffles in the end will always have a rivalry in the breakfast industry. Restaurants have been at it for years. Waffle House and IHOP are the two prime examples of places that use these foods as their main selling point.

In the end waffles and pancakes are very similar, but different enough to set them apart. They will continue to be eaten around the world for centuries to come.