I would not normally write a review for a nutritional product just because the company that makes it came out with a new flavor. However, I am going to make an exception because the new Honey Stinger Strawberry Waffles are simply awesome.
I’ve taken Honey Stinger Waffles with me on nearly every bike ride I’ve taken this year and can’t imagine cycling without them. Honey Stinger introduced their original honey flavored waffles a little over a year ago and they instantly became my favorite source of carbs on bike rides. Earlier this year they came out with a vanilla waffle, and more recently they started selling the strawberry waffles. To call these waffles addictive would be a gross understatement.
Each one-ounce strawberry waffle has 160 calories, 21 grams of carbohydrates, and 7 grams of fat. Two packages of waffles take up about the same amount of room in your jersey pocket as a single Clif Bar.
These waffles contain 100% USDA Certified Organic Ingredients and are also certified Kosher. If you are interested in the ingredients list, here it is: organic wheat flour, organic palm fruit oil, organic rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic whole wheat flour, organic soy flour, sea salt, natural flavor, organic soy lecithin, organic spices, and baking soda.
As the outside temperature drops these waffles become brittle. The best way to keep the waffles soft is to put them in a jersey pocket under your cycling jacket. When the temperature drops to below 20 degrees (which is most of the time in the winter) I put these waffles in my jacket pocket along with a chemical hand warmer. These waffles taste great at room temperature, but when you are riding on a snowy day and pull one out of your jacket that has been warmed up, well, you have a treat fit for a king!
Honey Stinger Waffles are available at Amazon.com for around $26 for a pack of 16 (that’s about $1.62 per waffle). I have noticed that a lot of bike shops have started selling these waffles as well, but buying them by the box will save you a lot of money.