REVIEW: Kellogg’s Eggo Fully Loaded Waffles

I’m unsure why these new Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles are called Fully Loaded. Is it because they’re fully loaded with flavor? Or is it because a serving is fully loaded with 10 grams of protein? After trying them, I will have to say it’s more the former than the latter.

How do the waffles get 10 grams of protein? I’m glad you asked, my bulky friend. It’s soy and whey, just like in the famous nursery rhyme.

Little Miss Muffet she sat on her tuffet,
eating Eggo Waffles fully loaded with soy and whey.
Along came a spider who sat down beside her,
and, SMASH, she used her whey-made muscles to turn it to puree.

Ten grams might seem minor to someone who downs protein powder by dumping a scoopful into their mouth, chasing it with some water or milk, mixing the two by vigorously shaking their head, swallowing, and then repeating the process a few more times. But it’s 20 percent of most peoples’ daily recommended amount.

Unlike the Kellogg’s Eggo Cinnamon Churro Waffles, I had the other week, these have a lot more flavor. A LOT. So much so that I could eat them without any syrups or toppings. I would’ve tried replicating what’s on the boxes, but strawberry and chocolate sauces are not staples in my kitchen. So I had to settle for store brand pancake syrup. But even with the standard syrup, which I squeeze into every waffle pocket possible, I could still strongly taste the strawberry and chocolate, thanks to the bits baked into them. In fact, it seems like the syrup somehow enhanced the taste. Maybe it’s magic. Maybe it’s sugar. Maybe it’s the protein bulking up my tongue.

So, the strawberry one doesn’t need some fancy syrup or compote, and the brownie one doesn’t need Ghirardelli syrup to be enjoyed. However, I did find the fruity one less flavorful than the chocolate one when eating them sans syrup, and I wouldn’t say the brownie one tasted brownie-like. Instead, it was more chocolatey than other chocolate Eggo waffles.

If there’s one issue with them, it’s that the Chocolate Chip Brownie was $7.69 and the Strawberry Delight was $6.29 at Target. It’s strange to see two varieties from the same line have different prices. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

Kellogg’s Eggo Fully Loaded Waffles are full of flavor but not quite as full of protein. In terms of taste and protein, they’re definitely a step up from Eggo’s regular waffles.

Purchased Price: $7.69 (Chocolate Chip Brownie), $6.29 (Strawberry Delight)*
Size: 12.3 oz boxes/10 waffles
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10 (both)
Nutrition Facts: (2 waffles) Chocolate Chip Brownie – 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar (including 6 grams of added sugar), and 10 grams of protein. Strawberry Delight – 190 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar (including 6 grams of added sugar), and 10 grams of protein.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

REVIEW: Kellogg’s Eggo Cinnamon Churro Waffles

I have great news for you if you want a waffle with less flavor than Eggo’s original Homestyle waffles. These new Kellogg’s Eggo Cinnamon Churro Waffles will satisfy your unadventurous taste buds. But if you’re craving something with a delectable cinnamon and/or churro flavor, look elsewhere in the frozen food section. Or visit one of the fairs, carnivals, or festivals happening this summer because you won’t satisfy your sweet tooth with these frozen waffles.

In a frozen state, they smell faintly of cinnamon, and while being toasted, they emit an equally quiet cinnamon scent that’s only noticeable if you’re standing about two or three feet away from the toaster. After pulling them from the kitchen appliance, they seem to have an even weaker smell. But what my nose could detect by putting it just over the waffle reminded me of cinnamon swirl bread, but the parts that aren’t even close to the swirl. All this was not a good sign, but it prepared my taste buds for the disappointment that was to come.

If you offered this to a complete stranger and told them it was a cinnamon churro flavored one, any chances of you earning their trust and going from a stranger to a friend (or lover) would go out the door because they would see you as a liar since these have a taste that’s even lighter than its aroma. Because I know what these are supposed to be flavored, I kind of notice the cinnamon, but it’s not enough to convince me it’s also supposed to have a churro taste. Oddly, adding regular pancake syrup somehow unlocked some more cinnamon, but that still made them less flavorful than Eggo Homestyle Waffles. So, if you plan to eat these sans syrup, I pity your taste buds.

I thought about drizzling chocolate syrup on these, like what’s shown on the box, but I didn’t want to be disappointed anymore.

I don’t find Kellogg’s Eggo Cinnamon Churro Waffles to be awful. At least they don’t taste like the box they came in. I’ll finish them with disappointment and syrup. Definitely syrup.

Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: 12.3 oz/10 waffles
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 waffles) 180 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 390 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar (including 8 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Kellogg’s Eggo Chocolatey Chip Banana Waffles

What are they?

In a riff on its classic frozen toaster waffle, Kellogg’s brings banana flavor and mini chocolate chips to the breakfast table.

How are they?

Let me address this question with the help of a fun banana fact: a bunch of bananas is called a “hand,” and one banana from that bunch is referred to as a “finger.” Knowing this, I’d liken the amount of banana flavor in each Chocolatey Chip Banana Waffle to a “hangnail.” That is to say, it is very small.

Upon opening the package, the frozen waffles have a wonderful, natural banana smell. (Per the list of ingredients, banana powder is used to achieve the product’s flavor.) Somehow, toasting the product loses this essence. The prepared waffle has the buttery quality of the Homestyle flavor, with satisfyingly crispy ridges and a softer center. However, the banana taste is very mild, appearing once every few chews, and seems to be the most concentrated around the perimeter. This reminded me a little of eating the crust of over-baked banana bread: you know there is banana hidden in the crispiness, but it is a shadow of what it once was.

The package recommends adding maple syrup or chocolate sauce for an extra treat. I added a touch of the former, resisting the primal urge to fill each square neatly and evenly with syrup. Alas, even a small amount of syrup drowned out the already-minimal banana flavor.

The chocolate chips scattered throughout the waffle are small but effective in adding flavor without overwhelming sweetness. Still, the product tastes bland overall, given its promise. I wonder if the banana flavor would have been better executed as part of Eggo’s Thick and Fluffy variety.

Anything else you need to know?

At first, I thought “Chocolatey Chip” was a typo for “Chocolate Chip.” Chocolatey is a fun word to say, but it feels awkward in print. I wondered if the word choice implied the use of a substance that cannot be classified as chocolate and sounded more appealing than chocolate-esque, chocolate-ish, or chocolate-like. The ingredients list includes simply “chocolate,” so consider my rhetoric-driven suspicions unfounded.


Although the convenience, price, and nostalgia factor of the Eggo line can’t be beat, Chocolatey Chip Banana Waffles lack promised flavor, making them easy to l’eggo.

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 12.3 oz package – 10 waffles
Purchased at: Giant Eagle
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 2 waffles) 200 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 320 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Kellogg’s Eggo Froot Loops Waffles (2022)

Kellogg s Eggo Froot Loops Waffles Box

What is it?

We’ve known for some time that Froot Loops is discontent with their lot in life. Dissatisfied for years now with their small corner on the grocery store shelf, nestled between the Honey Smacks and the Apple Jacks, they’ve been throwing themselves around like some rummed-up pirate on shore leave.

They were gummies for a spell after they were Pop-Tarts; they’ve been made into bars and straws. They were Easter Peeps once, and who could forget the time they became donuts from Carl’s Jr.? Well, now they’ve made their way into Eggo waffles. (Well, again. The first time was in 2003. Given the shared parentage, maybe it’s surprising it’s not a standard offering.)

How is it?

Kellogg s Eggo Froot Loops Waffles Plated

It’s exactly as you imagine: mostly run-of-the-mill Eggo waffles, but every so often, you get an aggressively sweet bit of Froot Loops cereal. There was no discernible textural difference between the regular waffle and the cereal piece, but I could see them, and I sure as hell could taste them.

I tried them plain and then in a universally standard waffle format — i.e. with butter and syrup — and it is worth noting that, while the Froot Loops taste is powerful on the naked waffle, when gussied up, it loses 95% of its impact. With butter and syrup, you’re just eating a normal waffle that gets weirdly chemical-tasting at the end.

Kellogg s Eggo Froot Loops Waffles Closeup

Anything else you need to know?

These weren’t bad; I don’t want anyone to think that. I’m just not sure under what circumstance they get eaten. Most people eat waffles with toppings, yeah? And if you’re topping these things, there’s no point in having them be Froot Loops waffles. It’s a real Catch Twenty-Toucan Sam. (Oh wow, I am so sorry about that. It just slipped out.)


Froot Loops should work on their self-esteem and realize that, as the world’s preeminent artificially fruit-flavored, ring-shaped cereal, they are good enough, they make us proud, and all we want is for them to be happy with who they are.

Purchased Price: $2.69
Size: 12.3 oz/10 waffles
Purchased at: Sun Fresh
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 waffles) 190 calories, 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 370 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Eggo Grab & Go Liege-Style Waffles

Kellogg s Eggo Grab  Go Liege style Waffles Box

Kellogg’s has introduced new Eggo Grab & Go Liège-style waffles in Strawberry and Buttery Maple flavors. Inspired by the popular Belgian street food and promising even faster preparation than the classic toaster waffle, will these earn a place in the breakfast rotation?

Liège waffles are the most popular waffle variant in the waffle-loving nation of Belgium. They incorporate pearl sugar and use a bread-like dough resulting in a dense, chewy texture. I found all this out from Wikipedia because, like most Americans, my experience the breakfast staple begins at Eggo and ends at a diner’s Belgian waffle. That is all I know, despite the fact one of my grandparents was Belgian, and I assume he had waffle secrets that he took to his grave.

Kellogg s Eggo Grab  Go Liege style Waffles Wrappers

They come individually wrapped and require only thawing to be ready. I rip open a Buttery Maple and take a bite. Condensation from the plastic packaging has caused some soggy spots, but nothing substantial. The golden-brown exterior and maple flavor combine to create a satisfying toasted flavor. Even the Strawberry version tastes mostly of golden brown toastiness. It’s not bad, but don’t bite into it expecting to be transported to a summer strawberry field by its fresh strawberry essence.

Kellogg s Eggo Grab  Go Liege style Waffles Exterior

The texture fails to impress when unheated. It’s stiff and dry. The pearl sugar adds interest, but overall, the texture reminds me of a mediocre pastry at a motel continental breakfast. It drastically improves when microwaved for 20 seconds. It softens enough that you can pull it apart to see the strands of bready dough, like the brioche that an authentic Liège waffle is supposed to be, according to Wikipedia. (Curse you, secretive Belgian grandpa!).

Kellogg s Eggo Grab  Go Liege style Waffles Interior

Here’s a hot breakfast take that will have my Belgian grandpa spinning in his grave: waffles are the Ron Weasley of the pancake, French toast, and waffle trio. They’re not bad, but they’re the weakest option of the three. Eggos are good, but no one is leaping out of bed in anticipation for one. A diner’s Belgian waffle is fine, but they’re all crisp exterior with no substance. Maybe that’s why I appreciate these Liège-style waffles when heated. The bready texture makes for a substantial treat even without additions.

For the record, Harry is pancakes and Hermione is French toast. I will not be taking questions.

Kellogg’s Eggo Grab & Go Liège-style waffles are a worthy addition to the Eggo lineup. They’re fine thawed, but do yourself a favor and heat them. Or maybe really treat yourself and add some powdered sugar, berries, whipped cream, or whatever secret family waffle topping I don’t know about.

Purchased Price: $5.19 each
Size: 7.76 oz (220g)/4 pack
Purchased at: Woodman’s Markets
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Buttery Maple), 6 out of 10 (Strawberry)
Nutrition Facts: (1 waffle) 230 calories, 10 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar including 13 grams added sugar, and 5 gram of protein.