Meijer grocery stores have been our main grocery store for many years. We do shop sales at other stores, but Meijer consistently has lower prices. In addition to having those lower prices, we can get most everything we need there, including gluten-free specialty foods. Meijer added a gluten-free grocery and frozen foods section in the past two years that stocks a nice variety of gluten-free brands. They also maintain a gluten-free store brand list on their website and label many of their products “GF” for simplicity. Last fall I noticed that Meijer had added gluten-free cereal to their store brand line, much to my delight!
The newest gluten-free food to join the Meijer brand list is waffles! I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I saw this in the freezer last week. I noticed that Meijer was no longer stocking Van’s waffles for some reason and was getting irritated that I was having to make a special trip to another grocery store or health food store to get waffles. Meijer’s gluten-free waffles cost $2.99 for a box of 8 waffles (2 more waffles than most other brands).
The most important thing here is how they taste. It doesn’t matter if you can find a gluten-free product if it doesn’t taste good, right? The Meijer gluten-free waffles toasted up quickly in my toaster oven. In fact, first time I made them I burnt them. They were still good with peanut butter and strawberry preserves, though. The second time I made sure to pay closer attention. The waffles aren’t as thick as some of the other gluten-free varieties on the market, so I think they toast quicker. I slathered them with peanut butter and preserves and topped with a cup or two of berries. Fantastic! The taste and texture is great, though it would be nice to have a berry option of some sort. Beggars can’t be choosers, right?
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Do you have a favorite gluten-free waffle? Have you seen other gluten-free store brand waffles?