We love pancakes. This probably is not a surprise. The thing is, we're busy, busy people (shh) and not really in the habit of making them from scratch. What alleviates our guilt is the fact that we've found a pancake mix that is simply far better than anything we could possibly come up with by ourselves: Daddy Cakes Vivacious Vanilla ($8)! The pancakes that this delectable stuff yields are sweet but not too sweet and maintain their structural integrity even when spread with syrup and folded over. (We also appreciate that, unlike the syrup ladies, the dads in question are real people.) Their other flavors are good, too, with Buckwheat coming a close second.