When thinking about what to bring on your next cycling trip perhaps consider our delicious caramel stroopwafels. Not only does it supply on-demand energy it’s also a tasty treat! Imagine being on the trail when hunger strikes, your reach into your pack and pull out an original caramel stroopwafel. The stroopwafel has been heated by the sun and your recent activity to gooey perfection, neatly contained in its individual wrapping. Craving satisfied!
If you haven’t heard of Stroopwafel, don’t be bummed. The Stroop movement actually started hundreds of years ago in the Netherlands, when dutch bakers started making what they called Stroopwafels, or “syrup waffle”—Crispy wafers pressed with syrup, since then the recipe has evolved to include caramels and chocolate-dipped varieties of stroopwafels.
In recent years this treat from the Netherlands has been on the rise in the United States, Popular companies like Rip Van Wafels, Honey Stinger, and GU energy labs have been dominating the stroopwafel scene… its time to move over and make room for the next big name in cycling snacks…. 3Bros. .
Did you know that using stroopwafels as traditional cycling energy dates all the way back to when the Belgium Bicycle community adopted it as the go-to cycling treat? Now, this is a tradition that is widely accepted in the region.
Being the avid cyclist that The Dutch are, they have recognized that the high carb to sugar ratio is essential to fuel up for a strenuous ride. The glucose in the syrup gives you an immediate boost while the complex carbs in the cookie provide lasting energy. To the chilly climate of the Netherlands this energy pick me up was most often enjoyed with a pregame coffee.
To Dunk or Not to Dunk… it doesn’t really matter, paired with a pregame hot beverage the stroopwafel is the ideal pre-ride snack. For your pre-ride snack check out our various package options.
Biking and stroopwafels are an ideal combination for many avid cyclists. But not all stroopwafels are created the same. let’s take a look at a nutritional comparison of some of the big hitters.
GU Energy Labs (Salty Caramel)
3Bros Stroopwafels are fresh & delicious! They are made in America following an authentic Dutch stroopwafel recipe. This ensures that they will be slightly crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Unlike a typical stroopwafel factory, our authentic bakery does not adjust the recipe in favor of long shelf life.
Furthermore, we only use honest ingredients and make everything from scratch. We do not use any artificial preservatives, colors, flavorings, or high fructose corn syrup.