I’m in for the long haul with the Honey Stinger Waffle Short Stack


Long before I started running, I came across Honey Stinger original waffles – I was trying to eat healthy and these instantly appealed to me. First off, waffles, secondly, honey, and thirdly, not TOO many calories. When I got home I tried it out and I was not disappointed at all – they were so tasty, it was love at first bite! I’ve been a huge Honey Stinger fan ever since and they have continued to expand their line of products, each one being equally and sometimes more tasty than before! Their newest flavor is equally as good – Short Stack.

Honey Stinger Gluten Free Organic Waffles are the first product of their kind that’s certified gluten free and available in a single-serving wrapper. At only 150 calories, 0% trans fat, 0% cholesterol, and chock full of goodness, you can’t go wrong! Noteably, a lot of gluten free products I have tried are very “dry” and this one I would have not been able to tell it was. It was like biting into a glorious stack of flapjacks – but instead it’s sandwiched between two thin gluten free waffles. Mmmm!

All of Honey Stingers products are great to use before, during or after any physical activity. Honey Stinger uses honey, a natural form of energy and antioxidants, as the main carbohydrate source.  Research in endurance athletes has proven that a mixture of carbohydrates is better tolerated by the body, prevents fatigue and enhances performance more than a single carbohydrate form. When eaten before activity, it is released into the body’s system at a steady rate. When eaten during activity, it helps muscles stay nourished and delays fatigue. When eaten after activity, it helps refuel and decreases muscle soreness.

As they are waffles, they are a bit crumbly and I find it a little hard to manage with while also running at the same time. I always carry waffles with me on long runs in case I hit a wall and need a big pick me up. Generally though, I tend to eat these before or after I run.  I also eat these for breakfast, lunch, a mid day snack, dessert, sometimes dinner…..basically, I eat these any time and all the time! They are that good!

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In 1954, Ralph and Luella Gamber developed the EN-R-G Bar (“EN” for energy, “R” for Ralph and “G” for Gamber). They wanted to provide an alternative to the sugary candy bars available, so, as such, their plan was simple: natural ingredients, great taste and, as Ralph was a beekeeper, honey. They introduced two-ounce packets of honey with the words “quick energy” on the packaging. At the time, Ralph’s friend Roy Phillips, head wrestling coach at Franklin & Marshall College, used those packets to provide quick energy for his athletes. Although Ralph and Luella knew they were on to something, the market was not quite ready for energy foods.

In 2002, EN-R-G Foods, Inc., was re-established by Bill Gamber Sr, Bill Gamber Jr., Bob Stahl and Jim Miller, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as Honey Stinger, with the same goal in mind: provide great tasting, honey-based energy foods made with natural ingredients.

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About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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