The best thing about the Jelly Belly Pancakes and Maple Syrup Jellybeans is the intense maple aroma that hits you as soon as the bag is opened. It's wonderful. I swooned a little bit. I wish the flavor matched that intensity. The maple flavoring is lovely, but I want more. There's a dash of butter flavor added in to evoke the presence of pancakes in the mix. That said, I would dispense with the recipe-driven flavor and just go for a strong maple jellybean. I would buy them by the pound.
Score (aroma): 5
Score (flavor): 3