As it turns out, waffles are such a popular world-wide phenomenon, that they merit two days in the calendar to celebrate them.
Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen, actually due to confusion between the Swedish “vårfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles.
The alternative Waffle Day began in the USA and honours the anniversary of the patenting of the first US waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York and is celebrated on 24th August.
Whichever day is picked to honour it however, the waffle is certainly deserving of celebration. The remarkable dough-based gridded cakes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack or dessert. And then there is that whole other business of the potato waffle, different but still delectable.
Take this day to explore the variety that the world of the waffle has to offer you: tuck into American waffles topped with fried chicken or alternatively stacked and drenched in sugary maple syrup for breakfast; enjoy a Brussels or Liège Belgian waffle dusted with confectioner’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream, or travel east and sample a soft and sweet Hong Kong waffle laced with the flavours of peanut butter or honey melon. We could waffle on forever…
Sitting in Waffle House alone waiting for my friends... Hope they won't be too long 😟
RT @gtfml: Yessss! I have a coupon for free hash browns at Waffle House. I just hope i can remember I have it when I'm drunk enough to end up there.
RT @purityprobs: I have a waffle <( '.' )># but then I get hungry so i eat the waffle! (>'#'<) ...Then I dance. <('.'<)......<( '.' )>.........(>'.')>
RT @JordanSchafer: 5th st Waffle House tonight
I want Waffle House.!
Waffle House move 2 mornings in a row. Something's gotta give.
So we go to eat and I said to the bitch go up there and get me a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries FOR FREE
Damn well I'm up now ! What y'all doing I'm going to waffle house !
@BauceSauce ps waffle was sweeter than a 3rd grade teacher on your first day of school