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An acceptable alternative?

I was at Cub Foods today and ran across some Flaherty’s Tom & Jerry batter in the freezer section. Is it an acceptable alternative to Connolly’s T&J batter?

14 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

I've never tried Flaherty's, but I approach all non-Connolly's batters with skepticism.

Lojasmo

about 3 years ago

Aren't Tom and Jerry cartoon characters? What the hell is that shit, anyway?

-Berv

about 3 years ago

Connolly's Tom and Jerry batter IS Christmas. No batter, no Christmas. Kind of like Vince Guaraldi.

todobrillante

about 3 years ago

Does Last Place on Earth sell any good legal alternative batters?

jessige

about 3 years ago

That Heavy Table article from last year said Mrs. Bowen was better than Flaherty's. But then it also said that the Minnesota people who tested them liked Flaherty's better. Less eggy. I'm going to the Hammond Thursday night. I'll report back on what they're using this year.

TheKid

about 3 years ago

Try the Pickwick's...at least I assume they're still selling it.

girlfromnorthcountry

about 3 years ago

I'd rather make my own than patronize some non-Connolly's phony.

TopOfTheHillMan

about 3 years ago

The Wick is still selling T&J's under new ownership. Had one last week and it was good. Frothy. Boozy.

Rick Flaherty

about 3 years ago

I think Flaherty's is the best

Tor Johnson©

about 3 years ago

I haven't been back to Duluth in many years, but back in the 1960s and early '70s Teve's Tom and Jerry batter was considered the best at that time. Teve's was a bar and grill in the West End dating back to the '40s, if my memory is correct.

jessige

about 3 years ago

The Hammond's using Mrs. B.

Chris

about 3 years ago

Teve was my Dad's uncle, and he had the batter made for him at Connolly's Bakery in Superior. They took it over later with just their name on it. Not exactly sure when Connolly's closed and Upper Lakes Foods started distributing it.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

I'm not sure when Upper Lakes Foods bought the recipe, but Connolly's Bakery closed in the mid-1980s.

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