I used to be happily munching on round caramel waffle discs from Double Delights, which I could easily find in any hypermarket like Carrefour and LuLu or in our neighborhood grocery store at 2AED for a packet of two. But now that I’ve tasted Gouda’s Gilde stroopwafels from Amsterdam (a nice small box shared by my boss), I truly believe that not all caramel waffles are not created equal. I could never imagine myself satisfied with a Double Delights caramel waffle.
Why are Gouda’s Gilde stroopwafels so special?
With a brand name synonymous to that delicious cheese, I would have expected a caramel cheese waffle from them 😉 These Dutch caramel waffles are thicker with a more pleasant burnt caramel flavor that penetrates both the firm waffled cookie and, of course, the oozing caramel filling.
I’ve learnt that the proper way to eat stroopwafels (Thanks to the helpful tip on the packaging) is to top it over your mug / cup of steaming hot coffee or tea, which will melt the generous caramel filling, making you swoon and swear that you will never, ever eat any other caramel waffle brand.
Now that we only have two Gouda’s Gilde stroopwafel dics left, we can’t refill our caramel waffle stash no more as we’ve learned that this isn’t readily accessible in any of Dubai’s hypermarkets and grocery stores 🙁 Anyone headed for Amsterdam who can get us another box or two?
Delirious over delicious,