Kelly the Culinarian: Win it Wednesday: Rip Van Wafels

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Win it Wednesday: Rip Van Wafels


Remember when I went to the trade show and met Sasquatch and a giant Oreo? At that same trade show I met Rip, the mind behind Rip Van Wafels. This kid is a straight up marketing mastermind and his product is pretty awesome too. I eat a ton of snacks and treats and consume enough coffee to ensure I'll fit in well with the Seattle crowd, yet I've never seen a product quite like this.

It's pretty simple: the company creates these little wafer-like waffles that balance perfectly over your coffee mug. Fill up with your favorite variety of morning brew, add a wafel on top and let the steam of your cooling coffee heat the wafel. The wafel captures the subtle aromas of your coffee along the way, eventually heating up to a caramel-filled delicious treat.

But it's more than that. Waiting for the wafel to heat up (and your coffee to cool) forces you to take a break. To be more mindful and less crazy. To just sit and think, rather than guzzling down burning coffee and move onto the next thing. I certainly need more reflection in my life, so I loved the concept before I even tried the product.

Luckily, the wafels are just as awesome as the marketing. Currently the company offers two varieties - traditional and cocoa. I've tried both and think the traditional is my favorite for the type of coffee I drink. I prefer lighter roasts and the caramel-filled wafels seem to augment this flavor the best.

If you want to find out for yourself, enter now. One lucky winner will get a case of each wafel to try. Rafflecopter will randomly select a winner next week, so keep entering until then.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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19 comments:

Katie Adams said...

Yum! I love strupwaffles- I used to bring them back on every trip to Europe!

Losing Lindy said...

Oh man..I drink too much coffee...I drink the entire 6 cups I make before I leave the house and then I get to work and drink even more..probably 8 cups a day

Judy said...

OMG!! Those look and sound AMAZING!!! Would love to try them!!!!!

Maggie Wolff said...

I drink one cup when I get to the office and another after lunch.

RunnerGirl said...

On a good day-1. On a bad day-3 or more. Sarah Blissett

Lauren Wong said...

I drink a couple cups a day! I never considered the idea of those wafels being specially paired with coffee.. I always at e them while wandering around the streets on the way back from the bar!

The Stig said...

I don't think I'd have the motivation to ride half as much as I do without coffee!

The Stig said...

I don't think I'd have the motivation to ride half as much as I do without coffee!

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I normally drink about 3-5 cups of coffee a day.

Valerie said...

Those look DELISH! What a genius idea really... I drink 2 cups a day first thing in the morning as I answer emails before I get ready to go to work. It's my "power hour"!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Erica A said...

These look delish! I drink a 6 cup pot - so two very large mugs or 3 small. Bad habit! Hard to kick. Love me my coffee!! :) Maybe I should move to Seattle with you?!

emmers712 said...

I don't drink any coffee, but would still love to try these!

Ashley Guskind said...

1-2 cups of coffee a day. It's just so good!

Erin Van said...

I don't drink coffee (I know!) but I do drink one cup of hot tea every day around 10:30 AM. I wonder what chai or french vanilla would do to these. I think I need to win so I can experiment.

seemommyrace said...

I drink 1 or 2 cups a day, I usually make a cup and then re-heat it 27 times before its gone, lol! These waffles sound interesting, I would love to try them!

Lauren said...

Maybe 1.5? Just in the morning usuually.

Carly said...

These look delicious!

Alyssa Neiers said...

I try to keep it to a cup a day or less. But then I go to DD and get a giant iced coffee and don't feel guilty at all.

Kelsey Homolka said...

i love these! and i dont drink coffee that much, typically i try to keep it to one to three drinks a week but sometimes the week just goes out the window and i guzzle a solid eight cups a day ;)