Boma - Flavors of Africa

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$$$ • African Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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19 ratings

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2901 Osceola Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32830
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Chef was externally knowledgeable and made me safe meals in the back separate from the buffet. I also am vegan and they easily accommodated for that too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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As always with any official Disney restaurant, delicious and very safe. The chef came out and explained the menu to me and offered to make anything I didn’t feel comfortable taking from the buffet to order

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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We were impressed with the quality of the food and the taste of the gluten-free items. We were also impressed with how much effort went into the meals. Great place.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • African
  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten free Zebra Domes-- need to request from your server
Boma - Flavors of Africa gluten-free menu
Boma - Flavors of Africa gluten-free menu
Boma - Flavors of Africa gluten-free menu
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Gluten-Free at Boma - Flavors of Africa
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Gluten Sensitive

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Amazing!!!! The majority of food is gluten free. You can request gf desserts and rolls. I think the risk of cc is low for gluten as the stations are separated. Let your server know about allergies and they will give you the allergy menu. I’ll post a picture of it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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A wonderful experience! I recommend to anyone with a gluten allergy. Our server brought out an entire gluten free platter of pastries.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great, I was given a allergen menu so I knew what was GF on the buffet then was brought GF Mickey waffles and a glazed doughnut with a allergy label on a separate plate, no extra charge! Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited April 2023: We stayed at the Animal Kingdom lodge so naturally we wanted to try one of the restaurants at the hotel. With a party of 8 buffets are ideal since everyone can get something they like. As a person with a severe gluten allergy buffets are not always ideal due to cross contamination. HOWEVER, I had a great experiences here for both breakfast and dinner. There was a wide variety of options for both meals. Additionally, all the servers I had were very knowledgeable! I did not get sick either time! I ate some items from the buffet and some that they prepared for me in the back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had an excellent experience here. A lot of GF and dairy free options and wait staff and chef go out of there way to take care of you

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Visited Jan 23 for dinner. We have 3 people in the family with food allergies, including Celiac. The chef was fantastic. She walked us through the whole buffet and got us special desserts from the kitchen after dinner. One of our best dinners in Disney!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Went for breakfast which is a buffet. The chef Krystal made up a HUGE meal for me which included Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, watermelon, tater tots, and a plate of pastries. So good

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing!!! Although this is a Buffet, the chef will come to your table and can make things for you in the back kitchen. We felt incredibly safe here. Chef Adam is the best!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for peanut-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We had breakfast at Boma. I am extremely sensitive and can’t handle any cross contamination. The chef came out and brought me dishes from the back because I wasn’t able to eat off of the buffet due to the chance of CC. Everything was incredible, favorite breakfast on property!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious. Chef took me through buffet and brought separate dessert sampler prepared in kitchen. Yum!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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AMAZING SO SLAY

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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I loved it, the zebra domes at dinner were amazing. The waiter was very kind and helpful. I did not go into a anaphylactic shock after my meal either. 10/10 overall

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Thought it was going to be difficult with a breakfast buffet. But boy was I seriously wrong! Not only do they provide an easy to follow print out to use if you go up to the buffet (for all the allergies) they have gluten-free options they will bring out from the back. Muffins, donuts, bagels, waffles.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This was awesome! The food was amazing and one of the chefs came out to walk me through the buffet. They strategically place GF items together or towards the back of stations to prevent cross contamination. I’m very sensitive and had no reaction. They even brought out my own GF dessert platter and as much as I wanted. Wonderful experience! Must try the oxtail soup. Amazing!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My celiac teenager had a great dinner at Boma. The waiter described how the gluten items are all in only one area along with desserts. At dessert time, she was able to order a few GF desserts directly from the gf area of the kitchen. The options included their famous zebra cakes and raspberry sorbet. She loved it all!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Loved this place for breakfast. A chef came out and helped me pick some items. He brought them because I didn’t feel comfortable going through the buffet. The Mickey allergy waffles were amazing. The muffin was an udis muffin you could buy at the store. But he included a really good glazed donut and some ham. I would go back. And I didn’t get sick. I am gluten free and dairy free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of unique GF options, like bobotie. I asked via Disney chat for GF to be added to my reservation, but I don’t think it was. They give you an allergen guide and you have the choice to use it and visit the buffet alone or have a chef accompany you, which I love because I prefer to be independent. Areas for improvement are the rolls (chewy, but good with butter) and the variety of desserts (cookies, raspberry sorbet, soy-based vanilla frozen dessert, and GF zebra domes). Also, the delay in getting some items (I probably waited 15 minutes for my sorbet).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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All of the food was delicious. There are many gluten free options, and a lot of them were in stations that are completely separate from other non gluten free foods! I am a celiac and I felt great after eating here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious place to eat, it is in the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort but anyone can actually go and eat there, we went for their breakfast buffet and it was definitely worth it, chef came out and spoke to the girlfriend about what she wanted and he personally made it for her!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Lots of gluten-free options. Great staff. Amazing chef team willing to go above and beyond to bring items from the back or make custom creations. Shout out to Chef Matt for making me my first bread pudding in nearly 8 years! (Call or email ahead of time, or be prepared for a long wait if ordering special items like GF sausage gravy or bread pudding)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely incredible meal. We are here twice while in Disney and were so impressed with the food and service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gf selection of soups, entries, and sweets

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Disney always amazes me. We book this last minute and still able to cater for me ( gf/df) loads of dishes on the counters suitable for me. The waiter 'Kevin' explained that the dishes change regular so some dishes might not be available again tomorrow. I was handed an allergy sheet for that serving ( top 8 listed) and also told if I was worry to ask for a chef. Everything was lovely just a note as its African inspired something could be spicy. I choice salad, soup and some meat and went up for more dishs. I didn't get the corn muffin as it was on a shared dish. I could have asked for a new batch from the kitchen. Sweet course, I was well catered for even with a dairy allergy but you do need to ask for the item from your server (who doubled checked allergies before getting me the dishes). I was full to bursting at the end of the night!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic experience here! Our reservation already had the GF designation, so our server was aware and prepared. Despite the busy dinner rush, he asked the chef to come out, and she cheerfully walked my daughter and me through the entire buffet, pointing out all the GF and unsafe foods at every station and even explaining what was in the things that looked safe but weren't. She said to not even look at the desserts and that she would bring my daughter a GF dessert when she was ready. My daughter had a ton of delicious choices for salads,, entrees, and sides, plus our server brought her GF rolls and pita/hummus. At the end of the meal, the chef reappeared with a huge plate of desserts, all GF: chocolate-chip cookies, zebra domes, marshmallows, ice cream and sorbet! My daughter almost cried she was so overcome by the chef's kindness.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Kaye was awesome! She put in an order of GF muffins, waffles, and donuts before I even asked. So awesome :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They gave me a GF food guide when I checked in. The menu also included GF items that were available upon request, like chips and hummus and dinner rolls. They have GF zebra dimes that are so good. My family liked those much better than the gluten filled zebra domes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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**Update. Just got back from my trip and as always, Boma is my favorite. The chefs and all cast members are always so very welcoming. 5 years coming here for Bfast and dinner and have never been sick- or had bad service. Love it, thank you, Boma!

I never thought I would be eating at a buffet again with my sensitivity level (celiac and I very rarely ever go out to eat at home). After reading reviews and a wonderful week at Disney with no reactions, I had to try this place on our last night. AMAZING! So many options at the buffet that are gluten free! The chef walks you through and informs you what's naturally gf. The chocolate coffee dessert is wonderful. So impressed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I went to this restaurant while on vacation with my family at Disney. This restaurant is a buffet and if you call ahead of time and tell them that you are gluten free everything will be prepared. Once you get there a chef will come out and take you around the buffet and tell you everything that is gluten free and write down what you want. When everyone in your group/ family goes to get there food at the buffet the chef will bring yours out. The food there was amazing and there was no cross contamination especially since the chef got all of the food warm and fresh from the kitchen. They also had a variety of gluten free desserts which were also amazing. All in all, this was one of my favorite restaurants in Disney/ Animal Kingdom and would definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We selected gluten free on our reservations and as we were seated our waiter sent over a chef. My 4 year old is celiac so the chef took us along the entire buffet showing us what was safe gluten free options. He also offered special items not on the buffet like chicken nuggets French fries and Mac and cheese. He then wrote down everything my son wanted and went to make it fresh in the back as to avoid cross contamination. Aside from a few obvious pasta dishes and the dessert station almost everything was gluten free. He was so excited to have his own "cooker" (chef) and was thrilled to pick out what he wanted. He also made him special zebra domes and gluten free dessert plate. I was very satisfied with their cross contamination practices and that they have dedicated chefs specifically for allergy guests. It was very expensive (over $200 for 4 of us) but the atmosphere, food, and safety measures made it definitely worth it! We also took a stroll out back and saw the giraffes oxen donkey and other animals. There was also a playground that my son played on for some time in the way out. Overall awesome, safe, expensive, experience!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's a buffet so it's a buffet. For my GF son it's the greatest buffet ever. The chief showed him what he could eat and he went to town. GF dessert was delivered to the table. Royal treatment for those with food issues.

Some really cool African options.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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we ate dinner and breakfast here. everything was amazing. they didn't have the dinner rolls. and omelettes weren't available due to construction. the bananas foster mickey waffles were fantastic. the chef gave us a tour both times and brought out items from the back.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The tapioca rolls are the best gf bread I've ever had. They provide a gluten free menu (plus vegan menu available). They had an amazing coconut flan that was like a Thailand/SE Asia dessert.

All of the restaurants in the building are great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of our favorite restaurants! The food is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great chef, gluten free rolls, most of the buffet is gf and great. looks spicy but its not. thry made pasta for kids which was hard but everything else great! best server we had snywhere!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Omgosh. WONDERFUL. Chief understood, pointed out what was gluten free on buffet. Then made us a gluten free entree since the one I expressed interest in was not GF. Very happy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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So many gf choices for dinner and it's buffet style so you can keep going back for more! The chefs are very knowledgable and will walk you through the buffet line so you know what is safe and what is not.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a wonderful breakfast here! The chef made a fantastic cheese omelette and GF waffle. Coffee was weak, but the waffle made up for it

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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