Waffatopia — the Conshohocken-based maker of Belgian Liège-style waffles — has partnered with Wing Bowl champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons on a waffle that pairs mango and habanero chili peppers.

The sweet-and-hot waffle — developed for the restaurant that Simmons plans to open — is also being marketed as a fund-raiser for Puerto Rico's hurricane-relief efforts.

Simmons worked with Waffatopia's Brian and Andrea Polizzi for several months on the combination, Brian Polizzi said. Mango-and-pepper is a flavor profile commonly found in hot sauces. The idea is to bring another dimension to the dish of chicken and waffles.

El Wingador waffle from Waffatopia.
El Wingador waffle from Waffatopia.

The result — based on a taste-test this week — is delicious. The first bite brings up a fruity sweetness, and then the pepper kicks in.

Though the waffle is intended as a lunch or dinner dish, Polizzi said he brought some of the waffles to a trade show and found that eaters enjoyed them early in the day.

The waffles are sold online for $34.99 for an 8-pack, plus shipping, and for $45.99 for a 12-pack, including shipping. A Waffatopia rep says 20 percent of the sale price from each box will be donated to #ChefsForPuertoRico, which is part of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit led by chef José Andrés. Simmons is of Puerto Rican descent.

Waffatopia is also working on a line of waffles with chefs as well as a line of waffles infused with craft spirits, including Dad's Hat PA Rye and Cooper River Distillers' Petty Island Rum.