By Karen Scott, Publisher

Wafels, a Belgian and Dutch treat that are better known as “waffles” in the U.S., are making a splash in the convenience services industry.

While largely known as a very sweet snack, one company, Rip Van , has devoted itself to offering a low-sugar wafel that carries an indulgent taste.

Rip Van’s single-serve snack has gone from more than 14 grams of sugar to three grams in the past six years, said Danielle Quinn, business development analyst for the Brooklyn, New York based manufacturer. The single-serve wafel has five times less sugar than the top selling cookie and half of the net carbs with six times the fiber, she said.