Italian in name, American in making, Pepperidge Farm’s Milano Cookies are devoured by the million. Given their popularity, it may come as a surprise that these cookies were an accident -- a catastrophe of the Southern kind. In 1957 Pepperidge Farm was experimenting with a cookie called the Naples, open faced buttery biscuits with a layer of chocolate. When the cookie’s demand grew, the heat of the south caused packaged chocolate layers to melt, gluing each open chocolate face to the biscuit layer of the next. Thus, the Milano was born.
Today Pepperidge farm sells eighteen different flavors of Milanos: Milk Chocolate, Mint, Double Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Orange, Dark Chocolate, Caramel Macchiato, Irish Cream, Coconut, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Strawberry, Double Milk Chocolate, Toasted Marshmallow, Salted Caramel, Banana, Lemon, Candy Cane, and Pumpkin Spice. Clearly, there is a high demand!
But Let’s see how these Milano cookies stack up against our Rip Van Wafel….
With 8 grams less sugar than dark and milk chocolate Milano cookies, our wafel is a healthier cookie alternative.
At Rip Van Wafels we set out to do one thing and one thing only: to improve people’s lives by inventing better, more convenient food. We want to challenge ourselves to push past the final frontier of food, to constantly change, and to find the next, best way to satisfy your craving for a sweet snack, without contributing to the sugar-addiction epidemic.
Other big brands don’t care as much about reducing the high amounts of sugar and empty calories in their snacks as we do. We’re 100% committed to bringing you a better snack, one that’s low in sugar and uniquely amazing. From brewing the caramel to making the dough, we examine every single ingredient that goes into our stroopwafels during every stage of the creative process.