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Wired Waffles For Caffeine Powered Athletes

31 Jul

I used to be addicted to caffeine. I don’t mean that I simply liked a bit of caffeine in the morning before work—I mean that caffeine was a major part of my life right up till the time my doctor told me I had to cut way back on the stuff. Apparently no one has a 12-step program for caffeine addicts (but they ought to). Now the only caffeine I consume is when I am cycling because that wonderful drug improves endurance and I need every bit of help I can get on a long ride! Last week I reviewed BikeLoot, a subscription service that sends a box of five to seven cycling related products to your home every month. In the July box of “loot” there was a sample of Wired Waffles, a delicious caffeine-infused food product that makes for a great pre-ride snack.

Wired Waffles Energy Supplement

Wired Waffles Energy Supplement

Wired Waffles are 3.5 inches (7.6cm) in diameter, one-inch (2.5cm) thick and they weight 2.5 ounces (71 grams). Each waffle serves up 200 calories and includes 200mg of caffeine. The list of ingredients includes: Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Trans Fat Free Margarine, Water, Butter, Pearl Sugar, Bakers Yeast, Cinnamon, Potassium Sorbate, Baking Powder, Salt, Citric Acid, and Enzymes.

Wired Waffles Energy Supplement

Wired Waffles Energy Supplement

Wired Waffles come in several flavors, including Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugar and Bacon Maple. The sample that was included in the BikeLoot box was Bacon Maple and to be very honest I did not like the flavor. However, the waffle was moist and had a great texture so I decided to take a chance and order a box of the cinnamon waffles from Amazon.com. The cinnamon waffles were wonderful! These waffles are best if heated up, so I just popped the waffle in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was perfect. These waffles are not intended to have butter and syrup poured over them—just pick them up and eat one on your way to your bicycle!

In case you were wondering, 200mg of caffeine is the equivalent of two 16-ounce cups of McDonald’s coffee or a little less than one 2-ounce 5-Hour Energy shot. Since I now only consume caffeine while I am cycling I’ve noticed that it seems to have a greater impact on my alertness and endurance that it did before.

Wired Waffles sell for $30 for a 12-pack and come with free shipping in the United States if you order from the Wired Waffles website (and they will ship overseas for an additional fee). They also sell a variety 12-pack that has three waffles in each of the four flavors.

 

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22 responses to “Wired Waffles For Caffeine Powered Athletes

  1. crackingfelt

    July 31, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    Interesting concept, I like having caffeine whilst riding as well. Maybe I should introduce coffee into my home made energy bars ;-)

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      July 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      I love caffeine, but I hate coffee! The Wired Waffles seemed like a great way to get my caffeine fix for the day.

       
  2. Walt Out West

    July 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    What a great couple o products. I got too busy and missed the review of Bike Booty, but will look that up. Wired Waffles might be the perfect pre-ride food for me, being a caffeine junky, myself. Thanks for the info.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      July 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Make sure you check out the article on BikeLoot — is has quickly become one of my favorite products!

       
  3. Cycling Dayton

    July 31, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Am I missing something here or do they seem pretty expensive? I like Crackingfelt’s idea.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      July 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      Expense is all a relative term (based in part on my being to lazy to try to make something like this myself). However, in their defense, they do taste great are are about the same price as Bonk Breakers (one of the other prepackaged cycling food products I love).

       
  4. xcountrypearl

    July 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    They sound mighty fine. My stomach is growling…

     
  5. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

    July 31, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Cruse you for posting this just before my left-coast lunch time!!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      July 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Sorry — it was actually posted at 5:30 AM CST (Chicago) — and just in time for breakfast!

       
  6. Bike Loot

    July 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Just a quick reminder that you can get 10% OFF your entire purchase @ http://www.wiredwaffles.com with coupon code “BIKELOOT”. *We don’t make any money off your purchase…just simply wanting to share the LOVE and LOOT!

     
  7. WiredWaffles (@WiredWaffles)

    July 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Great review! Hey use discount code BIKELOOT through the end of August for 10% off of your entire order from Wiredwaffles.com

     
  8. Dra Martha Castro Médico WMA

    July 31, 2013 at 10:30 PM

     
  9. doctorlynn

    August 1, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Thinking…what if one of my boys got ahold of this waffle before school? Bet I’d get a call mid-morning. “Your son just WON’T stop talking!” Oh wait! That’s a distinct possibility even without the waffle…

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      August 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      We had three sons and they did not need any caffeine get in trouble — they were born that way!

       
  10. Sandra

    August 1, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Just ordered my BikeLoot–we shall see what goodies I get :-)

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      August 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      They are REALLY good about keeping in touch with you by mail! They will send you a tracking number when the box ships so you will know when to expect it.

       
  11. The Pretend Triathlete

    August 2, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    In different years I’ve given up meat, sweets, and TV for Lent, but the hardest thing I ever did was give up caffeine one year. I think it’ll take a doc’s order to get me off of it again.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      August 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I stopped caffeine “cold turkey” for a few weeks and now only take a bit when I am riding. For the first few days I was off caffeine my wife hid all the sharp objects in the house and had 911 on speed dial!

       
  12. sedge808

    August 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Yum.

     

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