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Just a few short decades ago, when someone asked what type of cone you wanted, you were given the option of cake or sugar cone. Things have changed drastically in the ice cream industry with the introduction of new and inventive ways to serve ice cream hands-free.
The waffle cone is often mistakenly thought of as being synonymous with the sugar cone; but, the waffle cone and the sugar cone are two very different products. There is a chief difference between the two.
When it comes to the sugar content, both waffle and sugar cones are packed full of the delicious white stuff, which makes up as much as a third of the cone. Not only does the sugar lend to the sweeter-than-candy taste, but it also leads to their brown appearance. Cake cones, which are much lighter, typically have less than 5% sugar, which puts them in a completely different sweetness category.
If you are wondering which ice cream cone is right for you, then consider the advantages and disadvantages of the waffle versus the sugar cone. They are not the same nor is the experience that they create.
What is a waffle cone?
The “waffle” in “waffle cone” is due to the pattern of the cone itself. Sure, it has the same design as the sugar cone, but it is usually much more prominent and grander. Waffle cones differ because they are also softer and less crunchy than their sugar cone alternative.
What are the advantages of ordering a waffle cone?
Waffle cones are more substantial than sugar cones and, therefore, you can add a whole lot more ice cream to it, giving you the most bang for your buck. Not only do they allow you to opt for the third or even fourth scope but you can also add toppings; and, in some cases, if they are large enough, you can even make sundaes in them as you would a bowl!
Waffle cones typically are sold in more “upscale” ice cream shops and parlors. They can have different ingredients, and some ice cream makers like to go above and beyond, adding chocolate to the exterior or even coating the inside with caramel.
What are the disadvantages to ordering a waffle cone?
Waffle cones are undeniably tasty, but what isn’t always tasty is the soggy mess that you are left with if you don’t eat your ice cream quickly enough. Since they tend to be softer than sugar cones, they are not as impervious to the ice cream melting, which can leave you with a big leaky mess.
Waffle cones are also not formed in the same way, so the seam of the waffle cone tends to break apart, which is no fun if you don’t have a backup bowl to support the fallout.
What is a sugar cone?
Sugar cones were the first sugary cone on the ice cream cone block. They are smaller and have a much bigger crunch than the waffle cone. Blending perfectly with the ice cream, they give someone who is looking for mushy with a bit of crunchiness precisely what they crave.
What are the advantages of ordering a sugar cone?
The advantages that the sugar cone has over the waffle cone is that they don’t have a quick timer to eat. You can truly savor and enjoy your ice cream without trying to beat the soggy-clock. It takes a very long time for a sugar cone to break open allowing you to sit back take your time.
What are the disadvantages of ordering a sugar cone?
If you are someone who isn’t fond of the enormous crunch, then the sugar cone is not for you. When you bite into a sugar cone, it tends to give way, which can have you swallowing up a whole lot more than you had intended.
Because they aren’t as big and accommodating, it is also not uncommon to feel cheated when you get to the end of the sugar cone to find that your ice cream is all out. Since these sweet cones can’t hold much, a whole lot of ice cream is gone before you even get to the crunchy goodness, and then you are left with nothing to mix.
So, which one is right for you? Probably both. There is no denying that the sugar cone revolutionized the ice cream industry, but the waffle cone holds its own because reinvented it all over again. If you can’t decide, why deprive yourself, go for both!