@Num1Zero@Trinityscrew They were OK, but not up to my expectations, compared to the caramel.
To me, caramel > maple > honey > chocolate. (But I still ate and enjoyed the chocolate – all good with coffee.)
Too much danger that there would be leftovers here, as we typically get less than a dozen kids all evening. And we’re cutting way back on this kind of thing for ourselves. Pass, though I might still have grabbed it if the maple flavor was an option.
Check out this introspective story of a displaced Dutch person in Canada, a stroopwafel desert until recently, yearning for a taste of her youth. Good read
It seems you take ordinary things for granted until you can no longer have them or get poor imitations which lack the essence you seek. Examples are your Mother/Grandmother’s cooking, breads, pies, cakes, etc., common regional foods of youth, and so on.
There are folks to whom a stroopwafel is a touch point to their forever lost past. And then there are Meh customers who only know stroopwafels because of Covid induced market changes, but who love them anyway as a new found delight.
I know the feeling. Having been raised in the South, when I lived in the Northeast, I missed turnip greens, bacon rinds, cracklin corn bread, Krispy Kreme doughnuts fresh from the fryer, certain fresh vegetables such as okra. When I moved back South forty years later, I missed hoagies and mushroom cheese steak subs on an Italian roll, TastyKakes, lemon ice, and more.
I love these things, but if you’re looking at these even though you don’t give out Halloween treats, it’s not a good deal. 200 individually wrapped 0.28 oz. cookies may be good for handing out, but you’re only getting 56 net ounces for each set purchased. At $29, that’s almost 52¢ per ounce. On Sept 23, 2021, I purchased through Meh some mini-SW’s which also cost $29, however, there were twelve bags of twenty five mini’s, with each bag weighing 7.04 oz., for a total weight of 84.48 oz. This works out to just over 34¢ per oz., which means that this offering costs almost 17.5¢ more per oz. than the non-individually wrapped prior offering. To me, I’d rather not spend all that additional money for individually wrapped cookies unless I NEEDED to have them individually wrapped. Since I don’t, there’s no need to pay for all that individual packaging.
“you know and enjoy on select Continental flights.” Only with a time machine since Continental flights disappeared when they merged with United in 2012. I believe United does serve them at times, or did.
@x2o Sorry to hear you are flying so much! Well, maybe you actually like it. I used to enjoy flights but they are much less enjoyable (putting it mildly) for me now. Since our March 10, 2020 (the edge of the pandemic) flight home we have flown twice and I don’t think United had these on our flights; we may just have been unlucky.
Stroopwafels are my personal tragedy. I have never found a brand for sale that did not contain soy flour, and I have a soy intolerance. I have therefore never tasted a stroopwafel. Every time I see a stroopwafel, I look hopefully at its ingredients list, and my hopes are dashed yet again. Around me, I see my friends speaking rapturously of stroopwafels. It is a joy I shall never share.
As a kid in the 90’s growing up with the name Stroop, Stroop Dog was a commonly heard phrase. Also heard a lot was “Stroop, there it is!” and the follow up to the question of “Who let the dogs out?” was certainly not barking, but my name shouted repeatedly.
This has invested me with the power to unequivocally state that these treats are tasty. Buy some.
Been waiting for mine for nearly two weeks now. They’ve been “in transit” from a facility 10 miles from my house for a week.
Was hoping to have them for Halloween at work. Guess I’m stupid for thinking they’d get here by then.
Fedex sucks and has always been terrible.