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Tesco sees demand double for ready-mixed pancakes

There's been a huge rise in customers stepping away from the ancient tradition of making pancakes from scratch on Shrove Tuesday - as more and more opt for ready-made mixes instead.

Over the last two years demand for ready-made mixes on Pancake Day has nearly doubled, with almost 850,000 mixes sold at Tesco last year, as customers feel more pressed for time.

This year Tesco calculates that customers will make more than five million pancakes using the ready-made mixes.

Tesco homebaking buying manager, Lauren Milne said, 'Pancake making can be a time-consuming process and a growing number of savvy, time-restricted customers now realise that it is far easier to get a ready-made mix in a shaker and just add water.

'While it may not be as much fun it helps take the stress out of the occasion and is very convenient too.'

As far as toppings go Pancake Day sales at Tesco last year reveal that lemon juice is still the favourite.

The top 5 toppings bought last Pancake Day at Tesco were as follows: Lemon juice, Nutella, Maple syrup, Strawberry syrup, and Honey.