TAG | frozen waffles
“Oh no! I can never eat frozen waffles again!” Yeah, people don’t actually say that, but it doesn’t mean that gluten intolerant folks don’t still pine for the little things in life. In the spirit of getting what we really want, I’m putting Van’s Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles in the WIN column.
I found them at my local Whole Foods and was also surprised to be able to pick them up at True Nature Foods around the corner from my condo. They cost around $3.50 and have 6 waffles per package. Easy, quick breakfast options are few and far between for those of us with this particular dietary restriction and these waffles replace one of the old standbys from what I like to refer to as the “gluten days.”
They take a little longer to heat than the frozen waffles of my memory. I flipped them after about 2 minutes to make sure both sides were properly crisped. This could be due to the fact that I haven’t used my toaster for anything in a really long time.
They are a little flakier than regular frozen waffles. I found myself breaking off waffle pieces with my fork and then scooping, rather than stabbing them. Like many food products produced without gluten, they had a tendency to fall apart, but they had a nice consistency and held up well to my syrup. I use plain, old Aunt Jemima syrup because it is gluten free and relatively cheap. I’m getting off track now, but I also drink Mott’s Natural Apple Juice with this breakfast. Tons of Mott’s products are gluten free and also very affordable.
And that’s that. Van’s has a whole line of gluten free products, many of which are available at Whole Foods. The blueberry waffles are the only ones I have tried so far, but the taste is so familiar, you might forget you were eating gluten free. If you have had any experience with their products, please post your impressions in the comments area.