Many New Yorkers would consider my kitchen a decent size, but even so there’s only so much room for the nonessentials– such as a waffle iron. So, if I have a craving for waffles, I either walk west to my favorite diner or (dare I say) reach for the frozen variety. Excited by the word “mini”, I decided on the 365 Everyday Value Organic Blueberry Mini Waffles. The waffles toasted up golden brown and filled my kitchen with a wonderful smell of blueberries. I’ll buy them again, though I might write the company and suggest that they add more blueberries. In the meantime, see the verdict. The rating goes 1 to 10 (10 being the best).
Appearance: Like the name says, these waffles are mini. But just because the waffles are small doesn’t mean the blueberries should be the size of dots.
Texture: The waffles have a texture similar to other frozen waffles — crispy on the outside, soft in the middle.
Flavor: The waffles are light and have a hint of sweetness. You’ll taste a subtle blueberry flavor, but there’s not enough of a real blueberry taste.
Cost: $2.69 for a 9-ounce box of waffles (that’s 24 mini waffles)
Health: The list of ingredients is confusing. The label includes organic enriched wheat flour and organic whole wheat flour as two separate ingredients. If the waffles were truly whole grain both ingredients would contain the word “whole”. They’re also a little high in salt. Each 8-mini waffle serving has a fairly good profile– 160 calories, 5g of fat, and 5g of sugar. And the mention of organic is encouraging.
Recommendation: The waffles make an excellent base for any sweet topping. I recommend fresh fruit and maple syrup.
Take full advantage of their mini size, and serve as breakfast tapas or bite size waffle sandwiches.
Resolution Stats: 19 new food stuffs tried, 86 more to go
Final Verdict: You’re better off making your own waffles if you have the kitchen space and the time. But these waffles are not a bad choice– if you barely have enough time for cold cereal, and you’re looking for something toasty.