Breakfast Best Grab & Go Waffles in Maple or Milk Chocolate

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Some of my favorite foods are breakfast foods. I enjoy things such as pancakes, omelets, sausages, bacon, and, of course, waffles. We like to make homemade waffles using a waffle maker, but we also sometimes buy frozen waffles. When I saw that Aldi was selling Breakfast Best Grab and Go Waffles in both Maple and Milk Chocolate, I decided to get them and try them out.

Breakfast Best Grab and Go Waffles

At the time of writing, these are Aldi finds, so you can only find them in stores for a limited time. After these sell out, you can’t order them from Aldi online. So if you can’t find these in your local store, you’re out of luck.

When I got these, they both cost $3.99 per box, with each box containing five waffles. That comes out to about 80 cents per waffle.

These aren’t big, but they’re thick and very filling. They’re a product of Belgium. These technically probably qualify as Liège waffles, which originate from a city of the same name in Belgium. They’re made with a thick brioche-like dough that you scoop onto a waffle iron, and the batter doesn’t spread like traditional waffles, so Liège waffles have rough edges.

Liège waffles are also made with pearl sugar, which is made by compressing sugar crystals together to form larger nibs of sugar. It gets caramelized on the outside of baked goods and leaves a crunchy texture inside the baked goods. The box for the Maple waffles mentions that these include pearl sugar and that it may be very warm after heating, so use caution when serving.

Walmart sells Eggo brand Liège-style waffles for about $1.25 per waffle at the time of writing, so the Aldi version looks like a good deal at 80 cents per serving.

On the side of each box, it says, “Keep frozen until ready to thaw. Do not refreeze thawed product. Thawed waffles can be kept in their individual bags at room temperature, away from heat and sunlight, for up to 7 days.”

The Maple waffles have 250 calories per waffle, and the Milk Chocolate ones have 310 calories per waffle.

Breakfast Best Grab and Go Milk Chocolate Waffles

Milk Chocolate waffle nutrition information, ingredients, and thawing directions. (Click to enlarge.)

The Milk Chocolate waffles have 16 grams of total fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 140 milligrams of of sodium, 36 grams of total carbohydrates, 21 grams of total sugars, and 15 grams of added sugars. They also contain wheat, eggs, soy, and milk. The directions for thawing these are to thaw at room temperature for about an hour, unwrap, and serve. The box says not to heat the Milk Chocolate waffles because the chocolate coating will liquefy.

Breakfast Best Grab and Go Maple Waffles

Maple waffle nutrition information, ingredients, and heating instructions. (Click to enlarge.)

The Maple waffles have 12 grams of total fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 130 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of total carbohydrates, 16 grams of total sugars, and 15 grams of added sugars. They contain wheat, eggs, and soy, and may contain traces of milk. The instructions for the Maple ones are the same as for the Milk Chocolate waffles, but the Maple waffles also have instructions for cooking them in an oven, a toaster, an air fryer, and a microwave oven.

To bake the Maple waffles in an oven, remove the waffle from the wrapper, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and place waffles on a wire rack or baking sheet for two to three minutes. To toast them, remove the waffle from the wrapper and toast it at at lowest heat setting twice until warm. (Yes, the box says to toast it twice.) To air fry, remove the waffle from the wrapper, set the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, place the waffle on the rack or basket, and heat for 2-3 minutes. To microwave them, remove the waffle from the wrapper, place the frozen waffle on a microwave-safe plate, and heat for 20 to 30 seconds until warm.

Breakfast Best Grab and Go Milk Chocolate Waffles

Milk Chocolate on the left, Maple on the right.

I thought that these were good waffles. I liked the Maple waffles better than the Milk Chocolate ones, but both of them were good. Inside the waffles, I noticed small crunchy clumps of what I thought was sugar, but I wasn’t sure. Then I learned the crunch is because these contain the above-mentioned pearl sugar, which is actually used in a lot of different recipes, Belgian waffles included. It makes these unique compared to other waffles you might buy at the grocery store.

The Verdict:

These are technically Liège waffles, a type of Belgian waffle made with a thick brioche-like batter that contains crunchy pearl sugar. They make a good quick breakfast. They’re not hard to prepare, so they’re convenient. They’re also very filling, so eating just one makes a good breakfast. Since they have so many calories, I’m not sure if I’d buy either of them again, but I still liked them nevertheless.

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Abby lives in the Midwest. She enjoys reading, writing, dragons, and cats.


  1. Thank you for posting because I was not sure what the “crunch” was! It looked like sugar of some sort so this helped me!

  2. Li cannot find maple waffles in this brand in any stores including Aldi. Does anyone know where to get them? (Zip code 60056)

    • They were a limited-time special at Aldi, which is why they’re not in your local stores right now. If you look back through this post, it mentions some other stores that sell this style of waffle under other brand names.

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