Lotte Waffles

Posted in 4.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, Cookie, Sweet at 12:30 am by Boo


I am a huge fan of those British waffle looking cookies with the caramel layer. You know the ones that you put over the top of your hot tea so the caramel layer gets all gooey and delicious? I think they might be made by McVities but whoever makes them, every once in a while I’ll snag a sleeve and have a most excellent tea and cookies afternoon. During my last snack food shopping trip I happened upon these fellas from Lotte and I immediately thought of the British tea cookies. They aren’t, of course (being Korean and all) but you never know what you are going to discover if you don’t throw a few random waffle cookies into your basket.

When I got them home I discovered that there were several other differences between my coveted British tea cookies and these Lotte Waffles, the first being size. Lotte Waffles are much smaller than the tea cup covering biscuits; I think the only cup Lotte Waffles would cover is perhaps a demitasse. The waffles also don’t have a caramelly layer and they resemble pizzelles more so than they do my British Tea biscuits but you know what? I don’t care.

You heard me, tasty caramel British tea biscuits. I am not bothered one iota that Lotte waffle cones are not the Korean equivalent of your (pricey) tea biscuit because Lotte Waffles might be even better. Take a tiny pizzelle, infuse it with delicious caramel and waffle cone flavor and give it a superb crispity crisp that grabs your attention and then stick 4 waffles to a pack and you will exactly have Lotte Waffles. As one of my Guinea Pigs said, “These waffles are like ‘I’ll show the effing Italians how to do pizzelles!'” They do too, so not only might they be thumbing their delicious noses at the Brit’s tea biscuits, they are showing up the Italians to boot.

I’ll tell you one thing, these little critters do what they do exceedingly well.

Rating of 4.5 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. summer said,

    November 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    It’s Korean snack food , too

    not from japan.

    Anyway , Snacks rulez . even if those are from wherever.

  2. Boo said,

    November 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm


    May I point your attention to these words from the first paragraph: I happened upon these fellas from Lotte and I immediately thought of the British tea cookies. They aren’t, of course (being Korean and all)

    and these words from paragraph three: I am not bothered one iota that Lotte waffle cones are not the Korean equivalent of your (pricey) tea biscuit

    May I also point out that Lotte, although founded by a Korean, was initially established in Japan. Their headquarters are in Tokyo. They have several overseas branches and I’m fairly certain this one is from their Korean facility because the URL on the package ends in .kr.

    Snacks do indeed rulez, that is the biggest reason I’m still doing the review after all these years.

  3. Elaine said,

    November 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I find these quite dangerous. They are so addictive, that I’m glad they come in such small packages.

  4. Boo said,

    November 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Oh indeed, Elaine. I went shopping for Pocky on Pocky day (11/11) and picked up another box of these just to munch on. Om nom nom!

  5. Elaine said,

    November 17, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Here in Korea, Lotte calls them ‘Pepero’ so it’s Pepero Day. I’ve never seen the appeal, but my daughter loves them.

  6. Jasmine said,

    March 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Those cookies are really good! I think i could finish a box by myself!

  7. Boo said,

    March 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Oh yes…I may or may not have done exactly that Jasmine but the evidence is gone and there’s no way to prove anything!!!

  8. asdf said,

    August 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    its Korean!!! not japanese

  9. Boo said,

    August 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    *sigh* Seriously? Did you even read the review asdf? Because I mentioned right there in the text *twice* how Korean these were. I also mentioned this to a commenter above who also commented to tell me how Korean these are. Please read before commenting.

  10. Sandy said,

    October 17, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Ah, the frustrations of blog ownership. I’ve been guilty of rushing through a read every now and then as well, but I try not to be too obnoxious most of the time. 😉

    Glad you posted these. I might give them a try as I’ve been hunting for a light (and hopefully low cal) snack to go with my morning tea. Strange that I’ve never seen them before. My mother is Korean, and I cook almost exclusively Korean meals, so I’m often in the Korean markets. Must have overlooked these little buggers.

  11. Linda Sanders said,

    March 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Help! Yeas ago I visited my daughter and son-in-law in Korea and discovered the Lotta Waffer. A month ago my son-in-law was agin in Keore on business and brought back a box of the “loved” Lotta Waffles. I am not looking for a way to order/ship these to my Pennsylvania address. Any thoughts….. Thank you. Linda Sanders

  12. karon said,

    June 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I LOVE these! i am also a fan of McVities and also DeStroopers Belgian butter waffles crisps. but, i LOVE the Lottes as much or better! the difference is, these are lighter and more crisp than the Destroopers. not neccesarily aq better or worse thing, jsut a different thing. in my experience, these are less expensive but that does not reflect in the quality or the flavor! they are fantastic! if you run across them, empty the shelves. or, maybe don’t! just tell me where you found them!

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