After a month of healthy dinner recipes it seems appropriate to bring a sweet treat to you today!
To be honest, I had no idea what Swoffle was until recently. I knew they would be good before trying them, though, after reading the description . . . “Two thin gluten free waffles wrapped around a delicious caramel filling”. Um, yes?
I learned that Swoffle is actually based off of a Dutch dessert, stroopwafels. These treats are traditionally served with a hot drink. When you rest the Swoffle over top of the warm cup the caramel inside melts a bit. I tried my Swoffle with hot chocolate. It fit perfectly on top of my mugs! I let the mug sit for about 10 minutes or so before tasting the Swoffle. The bottom of the Swoffle was a bit warm and moist and my hot chocolate was still steamy (yeah extra side benefit – I love my drinks steaming hot!).
The Swoffle was true to it’s description. As soon as I bit into the Swoffle the soft, melty caramel started slowly dripping out. The waffle parts and caramel part are both sweet so I think this dessert would be a better accompaniment to coffee or tea – at least for me. I don’t have a big sweet tooth so I was on a bit of a sugar high :) There were no strange after tastes or weird textures, as happens with other gluten free baked goods, so go figure I ate the entire thing!
I think what I love most about Swoffle is that it feels so special and fancy. It’s easy to find a GF chocolate chip cookie or sandwich bread, but there are not many truly gourmet GF products out there. I was so excited to eat something that was new, exciting, and special. I’m so glad that companies are bringing products like this to the marketplace.
The folks from Swoffle said their products aren’t available in stores nationwide yet, but there are still ways to get your hands on some of these! You can purchase from Swoffle directly, and I found Swoffle on Amazon, too! Get your order in soon – I’m thinking this will be a great Valentine’s Day dessert!!