Taste Test: Whole Foods’ 365 Organic Blueberry Mini-Waffles
When it comes to breakfast, you’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who’s not a fan of blueberry waffles. And while the frozen ones sold by Whole Foods aren’t perfect, they’re a perfectly acceptable version of this classic morning meal.
The box comes with eight sets of four waffles, and they cook up in the toaster just like Eggos. As opposed to the more popular brand, however, these are organic and vegan, containing mostly whole-wheat flour, oil, cane sugar, leavening, and blueberry purée. The batch we cooked came out a little crunchy, so it’s best to make sure that you don’t cook them for too long: once they turn a shade of dark brown, they’ve gone too long.
If you manage to cook these perfectly, you’ll be left with a nicely crispy crust surrounding a soft and fluffy interior. They’re a bit bland and could be sweeter, but it’s expected that you’ll be dousing them with syrup so a lack of intrinsic sweetness is probably a good thing. They certainly smell like blueberries, but the biggest complaint was that not much of the blueberry flavor came through (enough did to make it noticeable, though).
On the back of the box, Whole Foods suggests spreading them with peanut butter for an after-school snack, or using them to make an ice cream sandwich for dessert, which we can’t argue with.
Eight mini-waffles contain 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.