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Find out how these Vans frozen gluten-free waffles stand up to a taste test and if they are worth adding to your shopping list.
Did I like the Vans gluten-free waffles? Let me say that I am very thankful for companies that are making more gluten-free foods. The options at most supermarkets today are easily more than double what it was even just a few years ago. That said, gluten-free options are usually more expensive than their gluten-free counterparts. So when spending money on gluten-free foods, it's important that the quality and taste match the price tag.
Are Vans gluten-free waffles worth the money?
I'll be upfront and say it depends.
What did I like about the Vans gluten-free frozen waffles?
- Easy to find. - I could locate these gluten-free frozen waffles at three different stores locally, which is saying a lot since I live in the middle of nowhere, haha.
- Price Point. - These cost me about $4.50 for the six waffles, which breaks down to $.075 a waffle. For something gluten-free, that's not terrible.
- Allergy and food intolerance friendly. - The Van's gluten-free frozen waffles are not only certified gluten-free but also corn- and egg-free waffles. For people on an egg-free diet, that's big.
- They are very low in sugar and seem to be sweetened with fruit juice.
- They contain no artificial flavors or colors. - This is good because frozen waffles can be very high in sugar.
What did I not like about the Vans gluten-free frozen waffles?
- The taste is relatively mellow. If you want these waffles to have more flavor, you really have to add toppings to them. Eating them plain almost tasted like you are eating plain toast.
- The texture was not consistent from waffle to waffle. - I've tried two different boxes of Van's gluten-free waffles, and both boxes did the same thing. Some of the waffles toasted fine, while others seemed to just fall apart once they were toasted.
- The waffles didn't seem fully cooked. - This goes with the consistency being off between the different waffles. The waffles that toasted fine didn't have it, but the ones that fell apart seemed like they were not fully cooked before being packaged. This problem did not go away, cooking them longer. When I tried to cook them longer, they just fell apart more. It reminded me of a waffle cooked on a really high heat setting that got toasted on the outside, but the inside was still raw coming out of the waffle iron.
- These gluten-free waffles contain soy. - While this isn't a total deal breaker, many people who are watching ingredients for food allergies and intolerance avoid soy as it is a top eight allergen. Because of this, I wish these waffles didn't contain soy.
Would I repurchase these frozen gluten-free waffles?
I think I will say maybe I will buy them again. They could be a good gluten-free frozen breakfast option to have around. I am hoping the texture issue was maybe just a bad lot, but it is hard to know for sure. I might give it a few months and try again, and then I'll update this post.
Let me know if there is a gluten-free waffle you love.
In the meantime, if you are wanting some delicious gluten-free breakfast recipes, give some of these a try.