What is a Liege waffle?

Legend has it that the Prince-Bishop of Liège asked his chef to create a special treat with the newly introduced baking ingredient, “pearl sugar.”  Adding pearl sugar (pearl sugar is a specialty sugar which can only be found in Belgium, doesn’t melt easily with moisture, and bursts and caramelizes when it meets the high heat of a waffle iron) and vanilla to a waffle batter resulted in an intoxicating aroma and taste that astounded and delighted the Prince-Bishop.  Of course, sugar was EXTREMELY expensive in those days and the unique waffle treat wasn’t available to the general public for another century or so.  While some question this legendary beginning, what is truly known is that in 1820, around the time that sugar was becoming affordable, a recipe for Gaufres aux Pistache was published in a Paris paper.  Then in 1822 a famous chef introduced waffles with pearl sugar.  The date that most accept as the true introduction of the Belgium Waffle (not the Liege Waffle just yet) was around 1835.  It is not for another 75 years or so before the Liege Waffle was born in Liege, known as the “Gaufre de Liège.”

Why are your Liege Belgian Waffles considered the highest quality?

Highest quality means our dense and flavorful Belgian waffle dough is made with only all natural ingredients (no artificial colors, flavors, additives, preservatives or ingredients of any kind), non-GMO flour, rBST free milk and butter, whole Belgian pearl sugars and only the highest quality additives like pure maple syrup and Belgian dark chocolate.

How long will the waffles stay fresh?

Shelf life is 12 weeks at ambient room temperature or refrigerated. You may also store them in the freezer. 

Do you accept returns or refunds?

Given the perishable nature of our waffles, we aren’t able to accept returns for national and international orders and all sales will be considered final. If you encountered an issue with your order, please use our contact form within 5 days and let us know what’s going on and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible. Each issue is handled on a case-by-case basis.