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Honey Stinger Energy Waffle Lemon



Flavoursome snack, just don't expect it to pick you up when you're flagging

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With a plethora of choice when it comes to energy products, it's always a pleasant surprise to come across something different. The Lemon Waffle from Honey Stinger certainly fits the bill.

It is in essence a waffle sandwich filled with a thin layer of honey mixed with a natural lemon flavour. In individual packets they make for a tasty snack as opposed to something to fuel you when you're flagging at the end of a tough ride. The Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle has a subtle lemon flavour and a soft texture which is not a bad combination. They are a satisfying snack whether it be pre or post ride or just when you're hungry.

Another bonus is the ingredients used. Honey Stinger's Waffles are certified as organic in the US and are in the process of being certified as organic in the UK too. All of the individual elements that go into producing the Honey Stinger Lemon Waffles have US organic status. So that's the wheat, palm fruit oil, rice syrup, cane sugar, whole wheat, soy flour, honey, sea salt, soy lecithin, and spices.

From a nutritional information point of view, each Lemon Waffle has 160kcal, 4g fat of which 3g saturates, 22g carbohydrate of which 18g is sugar, 1.1g of fibre and 0.15g of salt.

The flavour that Honey Stinger have created is light, the texture of the waffles is chewy which is why I've quite enjoyed them as an afternoon snack. A little sugar hit and something tasty to chew on. Each box contains 16 waffles wrapped separately for easy transportation but it does mean that each one works out at £1.40 per snack. Not the cheapest but one of the tastier.


Flavoursome snack, just don't expect it to pick you up when you're flagging

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Make and model: Honey Stinger Stinger Waffle Lemon

Size tested: 16 waffles - Lemon

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle is a handy snack sized treat that doesn't assault the taste buds but rather tickles them. The waffles are individually wrapped and soft in texture which makes for easy eating.The hint of lemon in the taste is slightly different but with citrus flavours gaining in popularity, no surprise.

Rate the product for performance:

This isn't going to get you over the final climb or give you a well needed boost but is a very pleasant afternoon snack or at other times.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:

The Honey Stinger Lemon Waffles aren't thick so you could easily carry a couple on your ride if you wanted something alternative to stimulate your taste buds or pack in your bag for a post ride snack.

Rate the product for value:

Working out at £1.40 per waffle this isn't the cheapest option and possibly the only flaw with the Honey Stinger Lemon Waffles.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

As a snack it works a treat but it doesn't offer or do enough to provide the energy boost you'll be looking for on a hard ride.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Flavour and texture are spot on.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The cost detracts from a tasty snack.

Did you enjoy using the product? Tasty.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes if cheaper.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

As a tasty individual snack, the Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle works a treat. Just not enough of a punch to work as an out an out energy product.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 45  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT


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