WE ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE SERVE WARM BEVERAGES
Who doesn’t love to savour a sweet snack while drinking a warm beverage? At Vascobelo, we constantly try to find new ways to surprise you and enhance your experience at our Café-Brasserie. What if we told you we have found a new companion to enjoy with our award-winning coffee and finest teas? We are excited to introduce you to the Vascobelo Waffle, a little syrup waffle or ‘Stroopwafel’ in Dutch that will now be served unil 5pm alongside your favorite beverage. A perfect match.
WHAT IS THIS WAFFLE?
If you have never heard of ‘Stroopwafel’, you may be wondering what it is exactly. As you can guess from the name, it is a type of waffle adored by the Dutch. Specifically, it originates from Gouda and is made by pressing the dough in a waffle iron until it reaches the desired thin look. Once baked, the crispy waffle is cut into two layers to place warm syrup - made of cinnamon and caramel - in between before putting the sides back together. The sweet and buttery flavours and the crunchy texture perfectly balance your beverage’s bitterness. Bite into this little waffle, and you will quickly understand why this dutch tradition has become a worldwide favourite!
HOW TO EAT IT WITH YOUR COFFEE?
We’ve covered the basics of the Stroopwafel, but there is more than just having a bite. Of course, you can simply eat it straight from the package, but we want to share with you the Dutch ritual. The latter suggests placing the Stroopwafel on top of the mug after warm coffee - or tea - has been poured. That way, the waffle can soften up and be just warm to enjoy its optimal level of chewiness, just as if you were eating the waffle directly after it has been ironed. Absolutely delicious.
No matter your preference, we suggest having a small bite of this sweet treat followed by a sip of your drink to get the optimum experience. Another method could be to dip the Stroopwafel directly into your cup and eat it. That way, you can combine the two flavours while also softening the biscuit.
Now that you know what a Stroopwafel is, what beverage will you try it with?