Last year I increased my mileage on the bike from my usual 3,000 per year to over 4,650 miles. Increasing mileage also means increasing the amount of carbohydrate gels and protein bars you have to eat. Last September Honey Stinger introduced an exciting new product, the Stinger Waffle. If you have not tasted a Stinger Waffle your life is sad and lacking. Without the slightest bit of exaggeration, these are the best tasting items you will ever consume on a bike!
If you have ever been to Amsterdam you might have had a stroopwafel at the airport or coffee shop, and the Stinger Waffles will bring back fond memories of that delightful treat. On several occasions I’ve gone for a bike ride just so I could have a Stinger Waffle with a clean conscience (I wouldn’t need extra carbs otherwise).
Aside from the fact they taste awesome, you probably need to know the following: Each waffle has 160 calories, offers up 21 grams of carbohydrates, are all organic and certified Kosher. Two packages of waffles take up about the same amount of room in your jersey pocket as a single Clif Bar. I have purchased 8 boxes of Stinger Waffles (so far) from Amazon.com and the price is around $25.00 for a box of 16.
If you ride in below freezing temperatures the Stinger Waffles do get a bit brittle. My solution all winter was to put a disposable chemical hand warmer in my jacket pocket and put the Stinger Waffles next to it. This will not only keep the waffles from getting brittle, but it will also warm up the honey a bit and make the flavor even more delightful (it that is even possible).