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GENERAL INFORMATION

What is a Rip Van Wafel?

A Rip Van Wafel is a low sugar sandwich cookie. It is a healthier take on the stroopwafel; a traditional Dutch delicacy.

What is a “stroopwafel”?

A stroopwafel is a ⅛” thin waffle cookie with a caramel filling. “Stroop” means caramel syrup, and “Wafel” means waffle.

What makes Rip Van Wafels different from traditional stroopwafels, cookies & sweet snacks more broadly (eg granola bar, breakfast bar, madeleine etc)?

Both the leading cookie in the US and the traditional stroopwafel have ~14g of sugar/serving, are high in empty calories and low in fiber. A Rip Van Wafels rivals in taste but contains anywhere between 3-5g of sugar and 6g of fiber. This is significantly better than both the leading granola bar and breakfast bar brand in the US.

What is the best way to eat a Rip Van Wafel?

Most people love to have our product as is, savoring every deliciously chewy bite till they’ve devoured the whole wafel. That said our product can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways:

  • Paired with a Beverage - The baked and spice flavor notes in our product pair particularly well with a range of coffee & teas. They can be enjoyed in sequence, dunked or warmed over the rim of a hot beverage.
  • Topped - Rip Van Wafels can be enjoyed as a more substantial snack. Some of our favorite healthy toppings include: nut butter, icelandic yogurt or coconut yogurt. For indulgent toppings a chocolate or chocolate hazelnut paste is our favorite.
  • Dessert - Whether used as a graham cracker replacement for smores, you want to create an ice cream sandwich or crumble our wafels as a topping. Rip Van Wafels makes for a great desert component.;
What are your product lines? We have three product lines
  • Low Sugar Rip Van Wafels come in five delicious flavors: Dutch Caramel & Vanilla, Snickerdoodle, Honey & Oats, Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Brownie. Each one has just 3g of sugar and 6g of fiber.
  • Protein Rip Van Wafels have 10g of protein and 6g of fiber, but only 5g of sugar. We have three great flavors to choose from -- Snickerdoodle, Honey & Oats and Cookies & Cream.
  • Minis - We also have a great line of mini wafels, in three flavors: Dutch Caramel & Vanilla, Snickerdoodle and Cookies & Cream. You can buy these little wonders in a resealable pouch, or in a box containing 32 individually wrapped mini wafels.
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Where do you make Rip Van wafels?

We design our wafels in our food lab at our Brooklyn, NY-based headquarters. We produce our wafels in our Canadian bakery facility..

INGREDIENTS

How does Rip Van Wafels have such low sugar levels but tastes sweet?

Combination of the low sugar levels in our proprietary formula with the boosted sweetness from our use of monk fruit.

How is Rip Van Wafels so high in prebiotic fiber?

We use chicory root fiber in our product to provide the added benefit of 6g of prebiotic fiber.

What is prebiotic?

Prebiotics are carbs that cannot be digested by the body. They facilitate the growth of healthy gut bacteria.

How clean are Rip Van Wafels?

At Rip Van, we decide to only use ingredients derived from real food. This means that we avoid artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup.

Does Rip Van use GMO ingredients?

No! We strongly believe we should use the best, most natural ingredients possible. That’s why all of our products are certified by the NON-GMO Project as being 100% free of genetically modified ingredients.

Is there Soy in Rip Van Wafels?

None of our products contain soy ingredients.

Are the eggs in your products from free-range chickens?

Yes! We only use eggs from free-range chickens.

Do you use organic honey?

Yes!

NUTRITION

How does Rip Van Wafels have such low sugar levels but tastes sweet?

Combination of the low sugar levels in our proprietary formula with the boosted sweetness from our use of monk fruit.

Are Rip Van products made on Nut-Free lines?

Our wafels are made on a nut-free line but we cannot guarantee that the individual ingredients of our wafels are manufactured in nut-free facilities.

Is Rip Van Wafels Keto Friendly?

Rip Van Wafels minis are Keto Friendly with only 3 net carbs per cookie. Both the larger Low Sugar and Protein Rip Van Wafels contain 12-13 net carbs, and hence not keto friendly.

Are Rip Van Wafels gluten free?

Rip Van Wafels isn’t gluten free however, due to the small portion of wheat in the product, most people that can eat gluten but are gluten sensitive haven’t experienced any issues with Rip Van Wafels.

Are Rip Van wafels vegan?

Currently, our products are vegetarian-friendly, but not fully vegan. But keep checking back! We are always working on new products. If you have a product idea you wish we’d make, please click here to share it with us!

How much protein do Rip Van Wafels have?

Our protein wafels have 10g per serving and low sugar wafels have 1g per serving.

BUYING INFORMATION

Where can I buy Rip Van Wafels?

You can buy them on this site! If you prefer to buy them in a retail store visit our “Where to Find Us” page.

How do I buy Wholesale?

Visit our “Become a Retailer Page”

Where do you ship?

We’ll ship anywhere you are in the continental U.S!

What is your shipping and return policy?

Please visit this page: ripvan.com/shipping-and-returns/