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Van's Waffles- Quality Issue? 

Thursday, June 23, 2011 11:32:22 AM


Do you eat Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles? If so,I have a question for you. Have you noticed a difference in the quality lately? 

Let me preface by saying that I eat these waffles once or twice a week,so often enough to have a close relationship with the waffles &notice if things start to change. I noticed a few weeks back that the waffles seemed less stable,though I am not sure that is the right word. They seemed to fall apart much easier. I often spread almond butter or jelly on the waffles &then top with fruit. When I would go to spread my almond butter,they would fall apart. At first I was not overly concerned. I simply pieced them together on my plate &went about my breakfast,as I usually eat them with a fork anyway. 

Fast forward to our beach vacation. I bought a box of the same waffles at Food Lion in North Carolina and they had the same issues. Clearly this wasn’t just an isolated incident at this point. I purchased 2 boxes while in NC and both boxes had “less than perfect” waffles. It seemed that I had to come close to over-toasting the waffles or toasting until they were “well done” in order to keep them from falling apart. Not good. 

I didn’t see any information on the box or the website about a “new &improved” recipe or taste,so I don’t know that a recipe change is to blame. I shot an email off to Van’s yesterday,so I will let you all know what I find out. 

Anyone else notice a difference with their Van’s gluten-free waffles? 


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