The pros: Trader Joe's Gluten Free Waffles are pretty close to regular waffles.
The cons: These also seem very sweet and don't have much fiber in them.
There are certain products that need to be reviewed in ways. This product is gluten free and Trader Joe's also offers a multigrain waffle for those who aren't gluten free. Priced at $1.99 these are priced identically to Trader Joe's other waffle varieties. I made these in the toaster oven and only felt like there were subtle differences in what you are getting in this product.
I fed these to my husband and didn't mention that these were different. I asked him how his waffles were and he said good. I think that's a good sign if he didn't say anything. I noticed a subtle sweetness in these. They have some interesting ingredients in these like fruit juice. There are other ingredients that lend some sweetness here too. I found it almost too sweet when topped with maple syrup. The texture wasn't quite as crisp as regular waffles, but it wasn't like eating a pancake either.
Overall, as someone who does not have to eat gluten free, these were ok. There was nothing outstanding here, but there was nothing terrible either. If you cannot eat gluten, then you should feel free to reach for these. They are pretty close to regular waffles except for minor adjustments in sweetness and texture.
So here is the visual breakdown of what you get when you buy a box of Trader Joe's Gluten Free Waffles:
The nutritional information:
The ingredients and how to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? I'll reach for the regular variety, but if you are gluten free out of need or choice, then this is a good choice to not feel like you are missing out.
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