Waffle Wars

by HEAB on May 23, 2010

Let’s talk waffles. I know it’s Pancake Sunday, but I’m in the mood to celebrate Waffle Wednesday. So work with me here. :)

Many of you weighed in with your favorite frozen waffle on this post, and after spending way too much time in the frozen food aisle at Whole Foods yesterday, I came home with the following…


I really wanted to try Kashi waffles, but my Whole Foods doesn’t carry them. So, I went with Nature’s Path Flax Plus with Figs waffles and Van’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Waffles, and I couldn’t wait to see how they both compared to the beloved waffles of my youth, Eggo’s.

Saturday’s breakfast consisted of said Eggo’s topped with some plain goat milk yogurt, 1 banana, cinnamon, and maple syrup. So good!


Then, this morning, I prepared myself a little carb fest, including one Nature’s Path waffle topped with 2 mini-scoops of Almond Dream Praline Crunch ice-cream (told you I spent way too much time in the freezer aisle yesterday!) and strawberries along with one Van’s waffle topped with plain goat milk yogurt, Trader Joe’s chunky cinnamon applesauce, a drizzle of maple syrup, and cinnamon.


OK, so the Van’s waffle tasted like cardboard. It had a funky cake-like texture, and I was not a fan. The Nature’s Path waffle was better – more crisp, but honestly, I liked the Eggo waffles the best. Perhaps it’s because I grew up eating them, and that’s the taste I’m used to? I don’t know, but I have to say that my favorite part about this morning’s breakfast was the ice-cream. Damn, that’s good stuff!


There are many more waffles I still need to try, and I’d love to get a waffle maker and experiment with making my own. However, I’ve got a freezer full of frozen waffles to eat first. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. All I know is it’s going to take lots of ice-cream to make the Van’s waffles palatable. Darn. 😉