Stranger Things is a series TV US-made science fiction, created by the Duffer brothers and broadcast on the platform Netflix. Set in Hawkins, Indiana, Strager Things celebrates 1980s fashion, horror and nerd culture. The characters in the series, following the mysterious disappearance of one of their friends, find themselves living in two parallel worlds, switching from one to the other and battling frightening monsters. Among the protagonists of the series is Eleven, a 12-year-old girl with psychic powers and a glutton for Eggo's, the small frozen waffles produced by the large Kellogg's chain, which have always been famous in the US. So, in anticipation of the release of Stranger Things 5, here is the easy recipe to prepare Eleven's waffles at home.

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Unfortunately fans will have to wait at least a year and a half for the release of the final season of this TV series. From the indiscretions of actor Finn Wolfhard, the interpreter of Mike, Stranger Things 5 will not be released before Christmas 2024. That's why a good idea to pass the time would be to learn how to cook the famous Eggo's waffles that Eleven loves.

Stranger Things 5: the series

Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, America, in the 1980s. La series starts with the disappearance mysterious of 12-year-old Will e the his desperate search from part by family e friends. La protagonist of series, the small Eleven, with i his powers e the number 11 tattooed on pulse, enter a far part of group after be escaped from a laboratory secret where mysterious experiments took place and were frighteningly hidden forces supernatural. Beginning a desperate search for little Will, the group of friends finds himself battling monstrous creatures passing between their world and the upside downa dark parallel dimension.

Stranger Things 5: favourite foods from the 80s

Stranger Things is set in the 1980s and this choice made by the Duffer Brothers is certainly one of the reasons for the series' great success. The setting, the VHS, the fashion with the Nike Cortez and voluminous, curly hair, music played on a Walkman... all these elements reawaken in viewers the nostalgia of those years characterised by positivity and confidence. Even the food in the series comes straight from the 1980s and, apart from Coca Cola, the pancakeschocolate puddings, peanut butter and KFC chicken the protagonists' favourite dishes are:

  • La pizza with sausage and salami  (the classic pepperoni for Americans), is between the pizzas most loved and consumed from four friends, Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will.
  • La pizza with pineapple and ham which Mike and Eleven had never eaten before but chose to try anyway, following the slogan of the extravagant Argyle: 'taste before you reject'.
  • The turkey sandwich, one of the most iconic sandwiches of the 1980s made with one of the symbol in the United States e consumed by Detective Jim Hopper.
  • Le scrambled eggs seasoned with abundant syrupmaple eat from Mike for breakfast alongside a a plate full of pancakes.
  • Le glazed doughnuts, enjoyed by the Hawkins police chief with a cup of coffee, are in the imagination collective always associated to agents of the forces of the order. The stereotyped image is polive oil, badge and glazed doughnuts.
  • Le crisps fried, the first dish that Eleven eats a vault escaped from laboratory by sneaking into a fast food.
  • The Eggo's, the famous waffles that appear already at according to episode of Strange Things 1are the signature food of the series.

Stranger Things 5 and Eggo's waffles

Eggo's waffles will certainly also be inevitable in Stranger Things 5... after all, it is one of the most successful examples of product placement in recent years.

Eleven's favourite food

The first time at which Eleven taste the Eggo's is in a table warm and from that moment at then thisi waffles become his food favourite at absolute. Eggo's appear constantly throughout the series in several scenes: when Mike prepares breakfast for Eleven the first time they meet, when Eleven li find at forest, when steals whole boxes of them at a shop by food and many other episodes.

Eggo's were put at trade for the first vault at 1953. At this time, frozen foods were preferred to fresh foods not only for their convenience, but also because they represented progress. Initially were called Froffles and only in the 1955 were named Eggo's. In 1968, with the purchase of the product by the already large Kellogg's chainbecame populari in all United States of America. With the release of Stranger Things, and especially thanks to little Eleven, their notoriety has soared in recent years.

There are many flavours of Eggo's on the market today: blueberry, strawberry, oatmeal, cinnamon and chocolate chips, right up to gluten-free versions. However, they can also be prepared at home with an easy recipe and then topped as desired to enjoy a healthy home-made snack. 

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Stranger Things 5: Eggo's easy waffles recipe

La recipe of waffles, Eggo's of Stranger Things, è really simple. For get the feature form round one must use the plate appropriatebut can be replaced by a whatever plate for waffles [editor's note: also this waffle iron pastel mint colour is beautiful].


15 minutes

5 minutes




Ingredients for 14 waffles

  • 280 ml whole milk

  • 250 g 00 flour

  • 80 g melted butter
  • 10 g butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 16 g baking powder (one packet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla seeds
  • 1 pinch of salt


Eggos Stranger Things 5: step-by-step preparation of the famous waffles

Step 1In a bowl, mixrand flour with sugar, salt and baking powder.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 2Melt the butter in the saucepan over low heat.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 3In another bowl bangsre with a hand whip the eggs with the milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 4Unire the resulting mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Mix until a creamy, lump-free mixture is obtained.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 5Melt 10 g butter to brush on the waffle iron.

Step 6. Heat up the waffle iron.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 7. Brush the melted butter onto the plate.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 8Versarand half a ladle of batter in the centre of the hot plate and distribute it well over the entire surface.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

Step 9Chiuderand leavesrand bake for 3/4 minutes. Waffless Eggo will be ready when they come off the mould effortlessly.

Strange things 5 recipe waffles eggos

How do you taste the Eggo's waffles from Stranger Things 5?

Traditionally, waffles began as a soft base on which to place sweet ingredients: maple syrup, orchardi butter and dried fruit, butter and honey, butter and jam, butter and maple syrup, chocolate topping, hazelnut cream, pistachio cream, lemon cream, vanilla cream, gluten-free almond cream, ice cream, fruit topping, fresh fruit and whipped cream, melted chocolate with pistachios, pistachio cream, melted chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. So there are an infinite number of ways to enjoy the famous waffles and it is hardly surprising that Eleven loves them.

Stranger Things 5: when a TV series inspires a delicious snack

Stranger Things is a Netflix series that has managed to garner fans all over the world. As Matt and Ross Duffer, TV producers known as the Duffer Brothers, told us in a recent interview:

Our ideas for the fifth season were really well received by Netflix. I mean, it was difficult, after all it's the end of the story. I saw executives cry who I had never seen moveand it's been very intense. And it's not just to do with the story, it's something that has defined so many of our lives, and for these people at Netflix who have been with us since the beginning - for seven years - it's hard to imagine this coming to an end.

In Stranger Things 5, therefore, there will be no shortage of surprises. Of course, a good Eggo's waffles is a great idea to entertain the wait. Beware: they are so good that they could trigger a healthy addiction as happened to Eleven!

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