Waffle Ratings: Best Also Cheapest
PHOTO: Aunt Jemima Original Pancake & Waffle Mix

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Just in time for a sunny summer holiday weekend, Consumer Reports tested 12 frozen waffles and waffle mixes, selecting Aunt Jemima Original Pancake & Waffle Mix, the least expensive, as the best-tasting.

In its August issue, the magazine said Aunt Jemima Original is "slightly sweet and eggy, crisp outside and moist inside." Aunt Jemima Original and Trader Joe's Multigrain were selected as Consumer Reports' "best buys."

Most nutritious is Kashi 7 Grain, with fewer calories and more fiber than the other products, Consumer Reports said.

Here are Consumer Reports' top seven list of "very good" recommended brands, in taste order, and its five "good" brands:

"Very Good" Brands

1. Aunt Jemima Original Pancake & Waffle Mix: $0.29 per serving

220 calories

2. Trader Joe's Multigrain: $0.50 per serving

230 calories

3. 365 Everyday Value Organic Homestyle (Whole Foods): $1 per serving

200 calories

4. Eggo Nutri-Grain Honey Oat: $0.67 per serving

190 calories

5. Eggo Homestyle: $0.58 per serving

190 calories

6. Kashi 7 Grain: $0.98 per serving

150 calories

7. Aunt Jemima Homestyle: $0.40 per serving

170 calories

"Good" Brands

1. Great Value Homestyle (Walmart): $.070 per serving

180 calories

2. Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original Recipe: $0.48 per serving

160 calories

3. Market Pantry Homestyle (Target): $0.38 per serving

180 calories

4. Nature's Path Organic Homestyle Gluten Free: $1.07 per serving

210 calories

5. Van's Wheat Gluten Free: $1.08 a serving

230 calories

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