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Blueberry Waffles

I’ve had a soft spot for waffles since I was a kid. Skip the pancakes. Forget the French toast. No to the cereal. I wanted waffles. Now that Trader Joe’s is my regular grocery store, I eat Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles for breakfast. Let me share why I like them.

The details

Price: $2.29

Size: 8 waffles per box

Servings per box: 4 (2 waffles per serving)

Heating instructions:

  • Toaster: Toasters vary. Make necessary adjustments to achieve a warm, crisp finish. Toast on low to medium setting until waffle is warmed through and crisp. Serve right away.
  • Conventional oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place frozen waffles on a baking sheet on center rack of oven and bake 4 to 5 minutes until crispy and warmed through. Serve right away. 

What do Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles smell like?

The first thing I noticed about the blueberry waffles is their strong scent. I can sometimes smell them as I walk by them in the frozen food aisle. I sometimes smell them when I open the trunk of the car bringing home groceries and when I open the freezer. 

The scent reminds me of artificial blueberries. It’s not an unpleasant smell, nor particularly sweet and inviting like some fruit. 

If you have an aversion to scents, this item may not be for you. If you can handle the scent, which appears unpredictably, give the waffle a try to see if you like it. 

How do Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles taste?

They taste a bit bready as waffles should. They’re solid, not as light and buttery as Kellogg’s Eggo waffles. The blueberry taste is present but not overwhelming despite the blueberry aroma. 

These are smaller and thinner like most frozen box waffles. The waffles aren’t the large fluffy type that you get when you make them with those big cast iron waffles makers. 

Because of their dry nature once cooked, they’re much more enjoyable to eat with toppings rather than plain. My favorite way to eat them is one with butter and one with peanut butter.

You could add all sorts of other items on top like fruit, maple syrup, jelly, honey, powdered sugar, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, or other nut butters. 

Why are Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles great for breakfast?

These waffles make a fast and easy breakfast for mornings on the go. They toast up nicely for a crispy and warm breakfast in just a few minutes. They save me from having to stop somewhere and pay more for breakfast too.

I pop them in the toaster oven when I get up in the morning, then run off to brush my teeth and get dressed. I grab the waffles a minute before I leave, put a dollop of peanut butter on them, press them together to make a sandwich, and either put them in a plastic container or start eating them on my way out the door. 

Final thoughts

While I prefer Kellogg’s Eggo buttermilk waffles, Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles come in a close second as a reliable and tasty choice of frozen breakfast meals. I keep a box in the freezer ready to cook on those busy weekday mornings. 

Rating: 4/5

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