Homestyle and Buttermilk are two of the most popular flavors of waffles made by Eggo. Below we provide a comparison of both to help you decide the best one for you.
Eggo Homestyle vs Buttermilk
Eggo Homestyle waffles have a sweeter taste compared to Buttermilk. They are almost good on their own without the need for toppings like butter and/or syrup. Of the two waffles, we suspect most children would prefer Homestyle because of its sweeter flavor.
While Eggo Buttermilk waffles lack the sweetness of Homestyle, the buttermilk adds a desirable tang. This tang compliments the other ingredients to create a nice balance of flavors. These waffles are a bit bland on their own. However, when syrup and butter have been added, this style of waffle rivals Homestyle.
Overall, go with Homestyle if you prefer your waffles sweet. However, select Buttermilk if you like the syrup to add most of the sweetness with the waffle providing a nice balance of flavors.
Eggo Homestyle (waffle on the left) looks extremely similar to Eggo Buttermilk (waffle on the right). We’d be amazed if the average person could tell them apart.
A comparison of the nutrition of Eggo Homestyle vs Buttermilk finds not too many differences between these two waffles. Eggo Homestyle provides a bit less fat and sodium while Eggo Buttermilk has fewer carbs and sugar.
We suspect that the small differences in nutrition are immaterial for most people and not a factor in selecting one waffle over the other at the store.
|Eggo Homestyle||Eggo Buttermilk|
|Serving Size||2 Waffles (70g)||2 Waffles (70g)|
|Includes Added Sugar of||4g||1g|
|Vitamin D||0 mcg, 0%||0 mcg, 0%|
|Calcium||260 mg, 20%||260 mg, 20%|
|Iron||3.6mg, 20%||3.6mg, 20%|
|Potassium||40 mg, 0%||50 mg, 0%|
|Folate (50 mcg Folic Acid)||85 mcg, 20%||90 mcg, 20%|
The obvious difference between these waffles is that Eggo Buttermilk has buttermilk whereas Homestyle does not. In lieu of buttermilk, Homestyle has more added sugar.
Eggo Homestyle – Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, vitamin B1 [thiamin mononitrate], vitamin B2 [riboflavin], folic acid), water, vegetable oil (soybean, palm, canola and/or cottonseed), sugar, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), contains 2% or less of salt, dextrose, spice, whey, eggs, soy lecithin. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium carbonate, iron, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B12.
Eggo Buttermilk – Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, vitamin B1 [thiamin mononitrate], vitamin B2 [riboflavin], folic acid), water, vegetable oil (soybean, palm, canola and/or cottonseed), buttermilk, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), sugar, contains 2% or less of salt, eggs, soy lecithin. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium carbonate, iron, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B12.
Eggo Homestyle waffles are available in four sizes whereas Buttermilk can be purchased in two sizes. These are the sizes available for each:
Homestyle – 12.3 oz., 29.6 oz., 49.3 oz., and 74.1 oz.
Buttermilk – 12.03 oz. and 29.6 oz.
Eggo was created in 1953 by Frank Dorsa in San Jose, California. He developed the process to flash freeze prepared waffles which ultimately became Eggo. Kellogg’s acquired the brand in 1970 from Fearn International and developed the “L’eggo my Eggo” slogan in 1972.
Today, Eggo is the leading frozen waffle brand in the United States based on sales. In addition to waffles, Eggo makes frozen pancakes and french toast.
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