Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Waffles review

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REVIEW:  In our on-the-go home, we are always looking for quick, easy and delicious snacks.  If they are healthy, even better!  I recently got the opportunity to try out Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Waffles, specifically the new Cookies and Cream flavor.  Here’s what I thought…

What is it

Described as a “delicious vanilla cream flavored filling sandwiched between two dark chocolate crispy thin waffles”, the Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Waffles are a quick snack said to help you prepare and perform all activities.

What’s in the box

  • 6 individually packaged Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Waffles

Nutrition and Taste

Honey Stinger takes great pride in the selection of ingredients used in their products, and only use the highest quality available, which include Non-GMO ingredients.

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Each individual wrapped waffle is 140 calories.  Ingredients include: Gluten Free Flour Blend (Organic Rice Flour, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Potato Starch), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Eggs, Organic Cocoa, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Honey, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum and Organic Rice Extract.

Honey Stinger uses honey, a natural form of energy and antioxidants, combined with other natural sweeteners as the energy sources for all products.  Speaking of other products, I want to make sure to mention that Honey Stinger offers 2 other flavors in the gluten-free option of their waffles including Cinnamon and Salted Carmel.  If gluten-free doesn’t matter to you, you can also purchase the Classic Waffles in Honey, Vanilla, Short Stack, and Chocolate flavors.  The last waffle option is the Honey Stinger Protein Waffles which comes in Wild Berry and Apple Cinnamon.

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The real question you are probably wanting to know is, how do they taste?  The quick answer is great.  I thought that the flavor was just right, not too sweet, but still gave you that little bit of cookies and cream flavor.  My favorite thing about them is that they are soft to eat and don’t cause a mess or crumble everywhere.  Bonus: my teenager will eat them too!

Honey Stinger is proud to promote that these waffles help prepare you for your physical activity and are best consumed before or during activity.  According to them, research has proven that a mixture of carbohydrates is better tolerated by the body, prevents fatigue and enhances performance more than a single carbohydrate form.  While I’m not sure that I could tell a difference eating them before or during a workout vs not eating them, it really doesn’t change my opinion of the Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Waffles.  I do believe that they are a great healthy snack option for our family and I’m excited to try the other flavors.

What I like

  • Non-GMO Ingredients
  • Gluten-Free
  • Taste good

What I’d change

  • Nothing

Final thoughts

Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Waffles overall are a great healthy product to add to your pre-workout snacking.  Between the 3 different types of Waffles and many assortments of flavors, you are sure to find one that fits your dietary needs and flavor wants.  I recommend you give them a try.  Feel free to let me know which ones are your favorite, so I know which one to try next.

Price: $17.99 (12 pack- individually packaged)
Where to buy: Your local retail stores, as well as online at Honeystinger.com and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Honey Stinger.

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