Rip Van Wafer Review

Rip Van Wafer Review

The Rip Van Wafer is a new twist on the Rip Van Waffles. While I’ve never posted a waffle review (I should, they are tasty), the wafer is equally as good. If you are looking for a snack or something easily digestible before a workout, the wafer is a great option…especially if you like sweets.

Rip Van Wafer Review

About the Company Rip Van:

In 2010, Rip Van was founded by two college students at Brown University, Rip Pruisken, and Marco De Leon. They used Kickstarter to launch their business. They slept in their station wagon and drove across the country to deliver products to stores. The name Rip Van was inspired by Rip Van Winkle, and in 2016, they included Forves 30 under 30. In 2020, they were listed as one of the fastest-growing brands on Amazon (in the food/grocery category). 

Rip Van Wafer Review

About the Rip Van Wafer:

The Rip Van Wafer can easily be used as a prerun snack or a treat in the middle of the day.

What is the difference between the Rip Van Wafer and Rip Van Waffle?  Unlike the Waffle, there is a fun chocolate (or flavored, depending on the flavor) middle. The Wafer is also much more delicate and easy to mush, whereas the Waffle is firmer. Both taste good and depending on your preference, you’ll probably like one over the other. The Waffle is probably better for you if you want something with a more subtle flavor. You’ll probably enjoy the wafer for something sweater (that’s what I prefer). If you tend to have stomach issues, the waffle is better.

The Rip Van Wafer is low in calories, sugar, and carbs and vegan. That isn’t to say they are a “healthy food.  I don’t believe in healthy or unhealthy foods anyway., They are an excellent snack to have in the middle of the day with less sugar and calories than the traditional Rip Van Waffle.

The Rip Van Wafer has 9 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber.

Rip Van Wafer Review

There are several flavors of Rip Van Wafer, including:

  • vanilla
  • chocolate hazelnut
  • dark chocolate
  • lemon
  • strawberry yogurt
  • chocolate almond

Rip Van Wafer Review

My experience with Rip Van Wafer:

I am always looking for midday snacks at work. Around 2 pm, I get hungry and tired…I think most of us who work in the office do. I love sweets, and as much as I would like chocolate for every meal, that probably wouldn’t work in my favor.

The Rip Van Wafer comes in cute little packaging. Unlike traditional bars, they are square and somewhat delicate because of the water texture (so don’t just throw them into your bag and hope for the best). With just 120 calories, it’s not a meal or substantial snack but it’s a good pick me up during the day. Or if you struggle with something before a run, you’ll likely appreciate it.

Flavors of Rip Van Wafer I tried:

  • Vanilla: Tastes as you would expect. Sweet!
  • Chocolate Hazlenut: This was my favorite flavor and tasted like it had Nutella in the middle.
  • Dark Chocolate: You’ll like this if you’re a dark chocolate fan.

In all, I’m a fan of all three flavors. I’ve used them for mid-day snacks and when I feel like I need quick fuel before a short run. The fiber might scare people, but I haven’t had any digestion issues during a run. They are a great snack and are currently one of my favorites.

Rip Van Wafer Review

Cost: $

You can get 16 for $19.99, which is pretty cheap for fancy bars these days. Maurten Bars designed for running are $3+ each, and even traditional bars like Cliff bars or Quest are $2-$3.

You can purchase Rip Van Wafer here and see all reviews here.

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Questions for you:

Have you tried the Rip Van Wafer?

What is your favorite midday snack?