@decoratedwarvet they look like a product I bought from Dicks Sporting Goods that had the same waffle texture but were gluten free. Tasted great. Little on the expensive side but you could buy one at a time if you wanted and got them on a clearance when they were getting close to their sell-by-date.
@RiotDemon, is this really what a stroopwafle looks like? I need to know for sure cause I couldn’t find any spec where the word ‘Stroopwafle’ appears! I’ve heard stroop- wafles are scrumptious fantacy delights!!
@SnakeJG By the way, I don’t want to cost Meh its sales or anything - I just think people should be warned. Not everyone reacts terribly to inulin, but the majority of people do.
This is a very cheap ingredient that pads the fiber content, and companies use it to make their products seem more healthy (as in “I feel stuff moving down there, this must definitely be good for me!”), but anything over like half a gram can lead to some real unpleasantness.
I check all my foods for it now. If anyone is looking for fiber-rich, keto-friendly snack bars that don’t have any inulin in them, Quest bars use soluble corn fiber and are great, and about half of the Atkins product line also solely uses corn fiber.
If you need a fiber supplement, Citrucel powder has no ill effects.
@ShotgunX My sentiments exactly. Anyone with IBD, IBS, celiac disease or sensitivity, or various other intestinal “issues,” would be well-advised to steer clear of these. They might appear healthy, but ingredients like inulin, chickpea flour, lecithin, and monkfruit extract are, in the malaprop of a dopey sports talk show host: “a remedy for disaster.” Palm kernel oil is also quite bad for your arteries.
BTW, many Amazon reviews from last fall and winter complain that the waffles they received had 9-13 grams of sugar, not 3. So the formula probably changed then; if these are the old formula, they’re probably close to, or at, expiration. There are way better snacks, usually the ones you make yourself…
@katbyter@phendrick Well, that last “twofer” was kind of a trick of words because each one is “sandwiched with another one and caramel filling.” That is correct. But each pack has one sticky thing, think of it like an Oreo. You could say an Oreo is two cookie wafers with a creme filling. But it’s still one Oreo to most of us. This is the same way.
@katbyter@pmarin The way this thread is going is starting to remind me of the old (forgettable) joke about the teacher who was down to a single piece of chalk, so asked Johnny to get her more pieces of chalk. Johnny said Sure, and promptly broke the one piece into many smaller pieces.
@jdavis103 I prefer to lose weight through healthy means like exercise and proper diet - not putting myself into ketosis with an extreme and potentially dangerous eating regimen. My point was…why flood the regular forum with your obsessive eating disorders? Get a room!
@mike808 had them and they are good. Some of the best “store-bought”. But I typically make about 3-400 at Christmas time so… Besides, I get to customize them a bit. Orange-almond, black walnut, black cocoa, and like you say, “heavy on the anise” (personal favorite).
I can add some limited education on these since my wife is Dutch.
To say it properly, it’s not stroop, as in stoop. it’s more of an “oh”, like rhymes with rope but hold the “o” a little longer.
The waffel is not like “Waffle House” but rather like vaafel. Say it as a “v” sound and then an “ah” sound again held for a bit longer. I’m probably not explaining it exactly but it’s close.
These are fairly indestructible because they don’t really go “stale” at least not for a long time. If the “best by” date is 2021 these should be fine. And they’re not going to self-destruct on that date. Especially if they are the only food left in your bunker you could still eat them after that!
The individually wrapped is nice
They are not intended to be crisp, but a bit soggy and chewy. In a good way, though. One tip is to microwave one for about 5 seconds (not long!). This will slighly warm and soften the filling.
all my experience is with the authentic ones. As mentioned by others, these seem to be some cruel trick where they swap out all the good tasty fats and sugars with new-age mumbo-jumbo “healthy” ingredients. So I can’t say exactly how these will turn out. Butt we do hear that these with both violate your Keto diet and cause your butt to explode! I’m not sure about that, YMMV.
BTW did anyone confirm if these are important from Europe or are they a US manufacturer?
@Ozzie2191 Hmm. I haven’t seen these at Target but then I usually try to avoid shopping for cookies or sweets (because if I buy them I will likely eat them.) Buying online seems different in a disturbing way – why is OK for me to buy sweets online but I resist in a store?
Curious what the actual product is at Target. You say it’s a different brand, but I wonder in what other ways it’s not comparable. Probably not with the weird “healthy ingredients” stuff like this one has. Can you find it on their site and send a link?
A guy from our field office in The Netherlands used to visit the home office twice a year and he would always bring a couple of packages of the authentic Stroopwafles to put in the break room. So each time I would be enticed by the smell and try one, only to be reminded how overly sweet they are and how the filling sticks to my teeth. I kind of want to like them, but they’re not for me.
@macromeh Well, see, that’s how you know they are the freshest. When the filling sticks to your teeth, that’s a good thing! I suspect you must not like authentic caramels either, then.
Now this product, I’m not sure how it will be, since apparently they replaced some of to good (or bad depending on how you look at it) sweet syrupy sugar for some blend of sugars and alternate ingredients. I’m not expecting it to be identical to a fresh-off-the-plane authentic Dutch one, so it will be interesting to try.
On the one hand, these are fucking delicious. On the other, I don’t need any more processed carbs in the house right now. Times like this I’m glad I cancelled my VMP membership. Not having “free” shipping makes it so much easier to click that “meh” button…
@OnionSoup@SaintO LOL you just reminded me that a case of QPR showed up last week and I put it in my garage and forgot about it. I usually open the box and try one bottle (well, not the whole bottle all at once). I often buy from the partner wine site and honestly that is the main benefit I get from the “membership” price. But then I come over here and buy Meh crap too. Because, well, Meh!
@blacklotus90 Yes, stoned guys can be pretty creative, but do you mean this company specifically? That would be cool if you knew them.
The original Dutch product I’m pretty sure they have been making for a couple of hundred years. Everything there has been made for a couple of hundred years. Wooden shoes. Good cheese. Genever (the original Gin, not Sin, or perhaps both).
@pmarin Yeah, these guys specifically. started with a waffle iron, grew pretty quickly and we suddenly seeing their brand in stores around Providence, then they really picked up once Starbucks started selling them. Of course they’ve been a Dutch tradition forever, but back then (2008ish) I hadn’t seen commercially produced Stroopwafels available in the US other than at import stores or World Market.