Everything You Need To Know Before Eating Eggo Waffles

Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
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Everything You Need To Know Before Eating Eggo Waffles

From Men's Health

Sure, you know them. But how much do you really know about them? We got you.

1. Eggos were invented in the 1953.

Post-war Americans didn't want fresh waffle batter or even powdered waffle mix. Frozen foods were the hot commodity so inventor Frank Dorsa created a rotating wheel of waffle irons, which churned out thousands of waffles per hour and let him bring heat-and-serve breakfasts to supermarkets nationwide.

2. They weren't always called "Eggos."

Nope, they had an even funnier name: Froffles. It was meant to be a combination of "frozen" and "waffles" but it didn't last long. The name was swapped out for Eggo waffles by 1955.

3. Eggos didn't become truly popular until the late '60s.

That's when Kellogg's acquired the brand (in 1968) and boosted the frozen breakfast to the cult status it's come to know today.

4. That iconic slogan was written in 1972.

Thanks to the minds at Leo Burnett ad agency, "Leggo My Eggo" became burned into the brains of waffle fans everywhere for over 36 years. Kellogg's retired the jingle for a bit in 2008 but brought it back in 2014. Because what's an eggo with its "leggo" command?

5. They contain zero artificial flavors.

As part of a move to cut all artificial colors and flavors from its product lineup—including cereals like Cocoa Puffs and Frosted Flakes—Kellogg's has officially removed faux flavors from Eggos for good.

6. There are 10 different flavors.

Including homestyle, buttermilk, blueberry, strawberry, cinnamon and brown sugar, chocolate chip, oats and berries, whole wheat, and gluten-free.

Photo credit: Kellogg's
Photo credit: Kellogg's

7. Confetti Eggos are a thing.

Consider your birthday cake obsession complete.

Photo credit: kelloggs
Photo credit: kelloggs

8. Stranger Things' Eleven is obsessed with eating them frozen.

She snags a handful of boxes from the store and chows down in the woods, of all places.

9. You can get them in stick form.

So you can easily dunk them in syrup or Nutella or whatever else your heart desires.

Photo credit: Kellogg's
Photo credit: Kellogg's

10. And as mini waffles.

Which also come in buttermilk, chocolate, and cinnamon.

Photo credit: kellogg's
Photo credit: kellogg's

11. Oh, and the people behind Eggos originally made mayonaise instead.

LOL. Yup.

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