Gouda’s Gilde Siroopwafelen
Does anyone know where I can purchase these divine delights in the Boston area?? A coworker of mine introduced them to me, but she only is able to get them when someone goes overseas and brings them back for her! I realize that you can purchase them through some online vendors but we're trying to avoid the hassle and shipping costs :-)
Actually, "Gouda's Gilde" is the brand. "Siroopwafels" literally translates to (I think) "syrup waffles" (I also think they are more commonly called "stroopwafels" - same translation). They consist of a layer of caramel sandwiched between two thin waffle cookies, and were first made in the town of Gouda. The brand is owned by the Dutch company Van der Breggen, which also produces siroopwafels under the Kanjers and Baker Joop brands, which may give the original poster some additional items to search for.
Unfortunately, I don't know where to find them in the Boston area. A 2004 Boston Globe article said that Cardullo's in Harvard Square and Whole Foods carried siroopwafels, but different brands.
I buy them at Cardullo's and Whole Foods. I'm pretty sure I saw them at Savenor's.
I can't vouch for the brand -- the stroopwaffels I've seen aren't "Gouda's Gilde".
They're great to put atop a cup of coffee/tea so the syrup inside softens!
This is what is so awesome about Chowhound. In one thread, I learned the name of something, what it is, and where to buy it! Next, someone will likely post how to make them!
Some more to whet your appetite:
Once you find your stroopwafels, you can chop them up and put them in Speculoos-Stroopwafel Ice cream, recipe here:
And if you don't know what Speculoos or Biscoff spread is, there was a recent thread on finding that in Boston, too:
try Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus, Rt 1 North
Karl's Sausage Kitchen
142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906