Today, a quick review of a decent frozen waffle item for your family if you don’t have a waffle maker and don’t want to eat GMOs and non-organics.
Cost: $1.99 for a box at Fred Meyer’s (Kroger store). That’s 33 cents per waffle.
Ingredients: Water, brown rice flour, potato starch, corn flour, canola and/or soybean oil, tapioca starch, cane sugar, potato flour, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), soy lecithin, pear juice concentrate, natural flavor, sea salt. This product does contain organic soy, but it is vegan.
First of all, compare the ingredients above to the ingredients (shown below) in Ego Homestyle Waffles (which I’m guessing is the most popular brand).
The Nature’s Path waffles have all good ingredients and no weird food coloring. Also they have the added benefit of being organic and non-GMO. The Gluten free deal may be a benefit for some families too. Not ours, as we don’t eat gluten free on purpose, my son just wanted some waffles and these were the only organic ones at our local store.
Overall, Nature’s Path Organic is one green company that earned 5 out of 5 little trees here at Growing a Green Family – that means they rock pretty hard.
What we thought:
I don’t eat waffles, but scent wise, I could use these as air freshener. I’m not kidding. We heated these in the oven (we don’t have a toaster) and they filled the house with this yummy and amazing vanilla scent. They smell like real food, not fake food.
Taste-wise, Cedar, my 11 year old loved these. He ate his with organic maple syrup and said he’d give them 5 out of 5 trees with syrup and 4 trees without. He said they’d be better with blueberries, which aren’t an option but Nature’s Path does have Buckwheat Wildberry Frozen Waffles and Flax Plus Red Berry Waffles. Both the berry flavors are organic and gluten free, but we haven’t tried them.
As for myself, I thought they tasted fine, but I’m not a waffle eater, so by fine I mean, it’s not as if I’d buy them on purpose but they tasted good anyhow. My son would buy these again though, and I suspect another waffle lover would like them. I did think they tasted better than conventional waffles (like Ego) which always leave a weird taste in your mouth.
None about the waffles in particular, though the packaging is excessive, like all packaged waffles so I’d suggest making your own if you have a waffle iron before buying at the store. We almost never eat or buy frozen waffles, so this was more a treat in my opinion. Buying them did score me down on my anti-packaging goal of the year. But oh well. Oh, there’s also some questioning about the package design. The picture you see at the top, I took. However, Nature’s Path says these waffles come in this packaging shown above – so you may see difference at your own local store.
Price wise, they were comparable to conventional, but come with fewer in a box, which is a con in terms of price and packaging. Even so they were inexpensive for organic I felt.
Since I’m not a waffle eater, I split the difference of what my son recommend which was 5 trees with syrup and 4 without. This is an excellent green company so I feel fine recommending these waffles. Find them at your local store.
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