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Stroopwafel

stroopwafel-1The waffle-like Dutch cookie pictured here is sold at my neighborhood market. These 99 cent snacks are strategically placed by checkout and always prompts my inner Dutch to question “vvat is dat?”

They are called stroopwafels (pronounced strope-waffles or this way if you are a stickler) and are thin wafer cookies with caramel centers customarily eaten with hot tea or coffee.

stroopwafel-2On its own the cookie is sweet, dense and chewy. Eat it like it is recommended — placed on top of a hot beverage for a few minutes — then the caramel filling turns gooey due to beverage steam. I don’t generally go ga-ga over sweets and these cookies certainly aren’t changing that. However, I do appreciate the small culture of stroopwafel fanatics who I found on the web-o-sphere. They also get bonus points for not taking themselves too seriously.

There is a stroopwafel Wikimedia page dubbed the Association of Stroopwafel Addicts (ASA) for individuals that have eaten the cookie “at least once and like it very, very, very much.” Currently in the entry, there are 125 listed members of the ASA and 15 “aspirant members” who are classified as such because they have yet to “fulfil the most important requirement: eating [one].”

Lastly, here is a simple instructional video on how to eat a stroopwafel by Youtube user “rikomatic.” Warning: His stroopwafel enthusiasm causes him to drop an f bomb around 2:17 (ear muffs).

Purchase stroopwafels:

Online at Amazon

Savi Urban Market, 287 Elizabeth Street, Atlanta. 404-523-3131.

- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

18 comments Add your comment

JimmyZ

June 28th, 2011
2:23 pm

wow….I finally get to be FIRST….and only, it looks like:-)

Hubert van Tuyll

June 28th, 2011
3:42 pm

They make up half my diet when I’m visiting Holland

GeoffDawg

June 28th, 2011
3:49 pm

Used to travel to Amsterdam a couple times a year for work and would always bring back a bag (no, not that kind of bag). These are seriously addictive.

Jim R

June 28th, 2011
3:50 pm

Love Savi…great neighborhood friendly market with many such goodies..
Just out of curiosity..Hubert,What is the other half of your diet?

Reds

June 28th, 2011
4:00 pm

I love these!! So wonderful on a cold winter evening with some hot herbal tea.

John Kessler

June 28th, 2011
4:05 pm

Ik ben een verslaafde. Ik zou mijn kinderen verkopen voor stroopwafels

Chris

June 28th, 2011
4:23 pm

A friend of mine introduced me to these. I am not a proud member of the ASA.

Gene Lee

June 28th, 2011
4:32 pm

Ik ben blij dat mijn achternaam is niet Kessler

Edward

June 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

Love these, though I’m not a fanatic.

Reds

June 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

Google translate is awesome. LOL

Roekest

June 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

Having Dutch parents, I grew up on these. Probably explains my obesity….whoops. Kessler, you need to do a week of Dutch treats: you got the stroopwaffles. Next, croquets and patat friet.

mike D

June 28th, 2011
5:09 pm

If you’re doing a week, you can’t forget the Ovens. They are amazing. Dad’s from Holland, have had a thousand of these, and will have a thousand more. go oranje!!!

sansho1

June 28th, 2011
8:00 pm

Also spotted at Your DeKalb Farmers Market!

Steph

June 29th, 2011
8:13 am

LOVE these soooo much!

Becky

June 29th, 2011
8:22 am

You caught me when you said they had caramel in them..I’ve never had one, but will make sure to get one and try it..

Reds

June 29th, 2011
2:08 pm

Just for the record, I’ve now been wanting one for 22 hours, and none in sight. -.-

Jon

June 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

Trader Joe’s also sells a poor man’s version that is pretty good.

Hubert van Tuyll

June 30th, 2011
12:59 pm

Jim R — the other half of my diet when there is kroketjes (or saucijzebroodjes).
Probably just as well that I can’t go too often …