I’ve been to Belgium and I’ve eaten Liege-style waffles on the streets of Bruges. I was a little skeptical to try these packaged Vafels — Liege-style and Belgian-inspired treats. My first bite of an original flavored Vafel, however, was beyond a pleasant surprise — the waffles are soft yet dense, and organic brown sugar and pearl sugar make for a subtle sweetness.
I’ve enjoyed bringing Vafels along on days of ski touring this winter, but when you do get the chance to warm up these coaster-sized delights they are even more tasty.
I was also impressed by the high-quality ingredients used to make Vafels — the original recipe includes just wheat flour, water, organic brown sugar, pearl sugar, organic palm fruit oil, organic whole ground flaxseed, vanilla, salt and yeast. So, they’re vegan as well! Try the maple flavor for a little more of that warm sweetness. We did try the gluten-free variation, and honestly much prefer the original and maple. If those styles are a 10 out of 10 on the scale of satisfaction, the gluten-free Vafels are a 5.
My husband, Bobby, has also been testing the Vafels on some outdoor adventures. I texted him to get this thoughts: “I enjoy them because it feels like you’re eating something with substance. The texture is like real food, not an energy bar or chew.”
It’s true. Because the Vafels are so satiating, I found myself opening a package to satisfy a post-workout hunger or afternoon sweet tooth.
Vafels are handmade in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve tested all our samples and are ready to order some more six packs to re-up the home, office and backpacks.
Vafels 6-Pack is $14.