We received a nice little goodie box from Honey Stinger the other day for our tests. Yesterday we discussed the Honey Stinger Gold Gels. Today, we’re going to discuss Honey Stinger Waffles.
About Honey Stinger Waffles:
According to the Honey Stinger site, these waffles were Lance Armstrong’s idea. Lance suggested these waffles because he enjoyed them in Europe where they’re very common snacks for cyclists. Called Stroopwafel, or syrup waffles, they’re small snacks normally filled with some sort of sweet syrup and cinnamon. The waffles have 160 calories each and 7 grams of fat. Each waffle has 55 grams of sodium and one gram of fiber. These aren’t health food: they’re snacks for tired cyclists.
Testing Honey Stinger Waffles:
We used our most technical test procedure for these: We rode for 30 plus miles and then chowed down. We also ate them after running. And with coffee. And after coffee. And in the morning.
This is one of the better snacks we’ve had in a while. The waffles are thin and moist. The main sweet ingredient isn’t honey, but rice syrup, then cane sugar, then honey. But what you really taste is sweet cinnamon. The waffles are chewy, not crunchy like a ice cream cone.
We really like these snacks. Our favorite way to eat these was with coffee. Take your cup of coffee, open your waffle, use the waffle as a cover for your coffee, or tea, and let it steam for a minute or two and you’ve got a great little snack to go with your coffee.
Next time you’re at the cycle shop, see if you can find these. If you can’t, ask your LBS to pick them up or order them online. They’re not something you should eat every day, but they’re a great pick me up after a long run or ride.