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What Is an Eggo Waffle?

Updated February 21, 2017

Whenever you hear somebody say "L'eggo my Eggo," they are often referring to one of the most popular breakfast items available in the grocery market, the Eggo waffle. Eggo waffles are made by the Kellogg's Co., and the Eggo brand has expanded to much more than simple waffle creations. These waffles dominate the industry and are a staple in many homes across North America.

History

The Eggo waffle originally did not have the name that it is so well known for now. Eggo waffles were originally called Froffles, a hybrid of the word frozen and waffle. They were introduced in the early 1950s and as the product caught on, consumers quickly gave it the nickname Eggo due its egg-like style and taste. It only took a few years before the Eggo name became official and it is still used today.

Types

Eggo frozen waffles come in many varieties that appeal to waffle lovers. The original is the classic plain Eggo waffle. Variations include the cinnamon Eggo waffles, blueberry, chocolate chip and banana. There are also Eggo pancakes, mini waffles, french toast, and muffin tops that all use the Eggo name, design and cooking methods.

Benefits

One of the main benefits of an Eggo waffle is the ease in cooking. Instead of creating a batter mix and using a waffle iron, the Eggo waffles are pre-made and frozen so they just need to be cooked. This makes it easy for children to make their own breakfast and also easy for adults to cook during a fast-paced schedule.

Function

The Eggo waffle can be cooked using a variety of methods. The easiest way is to put a single waffle into a toaster slot. It takes about a minute to cook and comes out browned and crispy. A large portion of waffles can be heated in an oven on a cookie sheet or a small portion can be heated using a microwave oven. The microwave can also be used to cook Eggo waffles but they come out soft and chewy rather than crispy.

Considerations

While the Eggo waffles are excellent on their own, they can also be used in a variety of recipes. The waffles can be used to create fruit-filled waffles, waffle pizza, or condensed to create an Eggo waffle pudding. Kellogg's constantly creates new recipes for use with the Eggo waffle.

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Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.