“ Brand: New York Bakery Company Type: Bread „
I bought these when I was craving something sweet but also filling for my lunch one day. I've tried supermarket own brand ones and thought they were really nice, but somewhat surprisinsgly more expensive than these (Sainsbury's are at 2 for 70p, whereas these were 5 for £1.30). These also turned out to be much nicer than the supermarket ones, I don't know if thats' just because the loose ones in supermarkets may have been sitting out all day and therefore are less gooey/more stale than these ones? But either way, I think these are worth the money!
They come in a see through packet with minimal information, just the ingredients list on the outside and the brand logo which I happened to like, it means you can view the product and it looks high quality.
These only have about 250 calories in per bagel, which is quite good considering it's a sweet roll. Not necessarily "healthy" but definitely not as bad as other things, especially as part of a balanced diet!
I thought that these had the right consistency of fruit to bread - sometimes I find it off-putting when there are too many raisins, especially when they are badly cooked which does occur in supermarket brands. These raisins were soft and well distributed which means they add to the taste not detract from it. I was also pleased with the fact you could taste the cinnamon. I am a huge fan of it, but usually feel disappointed in that you can smell the spice but never fully taste it, this managed to avoid that.
One negative I have found is that they are *slightly* smaller than the supermarket ones in my experience. It's not a massive problem to be honest, just something I observed. I still think the positives outweigh this one
Overall, I think this is definitely a worthwhile purchase. They're versatile enough to be eaten for breakfast or lunch, or even a snack! Usually one of the cheaper branded products and on a par/better than supermarket own.
I became aware of New York bagels many years ago and they became some what of an obsession between te girls at my own nursery we used to take it in turns to ge tthe bagels in for breakfast. New York bagels come in different flavours my favourite being these Cinnamon and raisin bagels.
The bagels are quite tough little circles with a whole in the middle and have a shiny finish to them. You can buy them in supermarkets our nearest at the time being Tesco and you get 5 per packet great for sharing with friend at work. You can eat the bagels how they are or you can cut them in half and put a filling of your choice on them. I will say I am not a fan of eating bagels in this way though as I find the texture a bit tough and they make my jaw ache a little. My favourite way to eat them is to toast them and then get the butter on them as soon as they are toasted. Toasting them seems to soften them a little. Bagels toast really well and I think have a similar taste to tea cakes though with a more cinnamon taste to them and a firmer texture. you don't have to worry about bagels crumbling in the toaster like tea cakes and hot cross buns do. Once the butter is added it soaks straight into the bagel and they are quite simply delicious and filling. One is enough for me for breakfast to keep me going until lunch.
Each bagel is 90g the packaging tells me that per 100g the bagels contain 257 calories so there is just abit less than that per bagel.
The bagels are made from Wheat Flour, Water, Raisins (5%), Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Cinnamon (0.7%), Rapeseed Oil, Mixed Spice, Malted Barley flour, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Brown Sugar, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid), Maize Grits.
Not suitable for people who are allergic to wheat and gluten they may contain sesame seeds.
They are suitable for: Vegetarians, Vegans
I give these bagels 5 stars a delicious breakfast.
When it comes to breakfasts I'm a rather boring person really. I like cereal or toast and rarely budge from that but for the odd promise of a hot buttered croissant or a bacon sarnie that my flatmate/bestmate cooks up (not often mind you sadly lol!).
I went to my local Morrisons stores when on evning when I spotted these reduced from £1.29 to 45p with a short sell by date on them and although I didn't immedietly fancy them I did think for the price that they were worth trying.
The packaging these come in is simple. They come in a tied up see-through bag with a picture of the statue of liberty on the front of it and we are told what they are and then on the rest of the bag we are given information including ingredients, allergy advice, a nutritional chart and contact details for Maple Leaf Bakery (the manufacturer of the product).
The Bagels Themselves:
Well I have only seen these bagels in bags of 5 to purchase and they stay fresh for about 3 days once opened up or they can be frozen and defrosted when you wish to use them.
Of course a bagel is round with a hole in the middle, these are slightly glossy on the outside given a baked appearance and a slight brown colour and reasonably thick. Course you can eat these as they are, add butter to them...but my favourite way is to toast a bagel so I cut in half before doing so and of course you add whatever filling you want to....personally I think these are yummy at any time of the day simply with a slither of butter or low fat spread on them.
Taste wise these are very bread like with dark chunks of juicy raisins within them and a hint of cinnamon spice. They are gently but nicely sweetened and in a very natural way indeed and the cinnamon actually brings the flavour out of those juicy and in abudance raisins!
Like I stated previously these are great at any time of the day and with only 257Kcal and only 0.2g of saturated fat these are a lovely snack or quick meal replacement at any time of the day and I am a huge fan of these lovely, tempting bagels!
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.29 a bag and other flavours are also available and worth trying to!
New York, New York, so good they named it twice, and named these delicious and moreish bagels after it too!
I discovered New York Bakery cinnamon and raisin bagels when a friend persuaded me to try them, and I've never looked back. A pack of five bagels costs me £1.35 from Tesco (although they are currently on offer 2 packs for £2) and they are well worth that bargain price.
The bagels are a decent size, about as big as a saucer with only a small hole in the middle so you aren't paying for the air in the hole. They are the perfect texture for a bagel, chewy and doughy but not too stodgy. As for the taste, well I'm not even sure how to describe it! I know raisins in bread is one of those things that people either love or hate but if you are a lover then you can't go wrong with New York Bakery cinnamon and raisin bagels. The raisins are juicy and plump, there are plenty of them and they are well distributed enough that you get one or two in each bite but not so many that it seems like the bagel is all raisin and no dough! The hint of cinnamon just adds an extra dimension of flavour, it isn't too strong but just adds a touch of spice and really complements the raisins.
I have cream cheese on these bagels, which might seem like an odd combination but trust me and try it! They also taste amazing toasted with warm butter melted in as a treat on a cold evening. These bagels are filling enough that one will tide you over for a fair few hours but not so filling as to leave you feeling overstuffed and bloated if you're having it as a lunch on the go.
In short, these are well worth a try as they're cheap enough to take a chance and if you love them you'll be hooked!
My mouth is seriously watering here as I type this review. I am completely and utterly addicted to these bagels! I eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper and even a midnight snack....OK so a bit of exaggeration here but they are super yum!
They come in a pack of 5 and will cost you a mere £1 (more or less) from your local Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys or pretty much any other large food store. That's a pretty good deal considering you get five of the little beauties and yes, I know, the store's own brand might be cheaper but often than not they aren't and these are much better. Sainsburys own brand Cinnamon and Raisin bagels are 4 for a quid so there!
The packaging is fairly attractive (if you like the Statue of Liberty) but is useful as you can tie the bag up and re-seal to keep the bagels fresh. You can also use the bag for a packed lunch sandwich bag.
As soon as you open the bag you will smell the gorgeous cinnamony raisiny bready yummy smell and start dribbling everywhere like a rabid badger! They look shiny as if they've been glazed with egg (although they haven't) and have an appealing sort of roundness to them. The taste is absolutely lovely - well balanced, sweet but not too sweet, very moreish, filling, scrumptious and yummy. The texture is nice and doughy and gives you a good chewy jaw exercising session.
So what to do with them? Here's some ideas....Eat them out the bag, with a little butter and/or jam, toasted with butter and honey, chopped up with mixed fruit and yoghurt, oven baked with apples and custard, fried with more dried fruit and sugar. Yum.
They are pretty healthy and contain no nasty chemicals or preservatives and they're not too fatty or sugary (7%ish per 100g sugar, 0.3ish sat. fat)
Wheat Flour, Water, Raisins (5%), Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Rapeseed Oil, Cinnamon (0.6%), Wheat Protein, Malt Flour, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Emulsifier (Mono- and Di -acetyltartaric Acid Esters of Mono and Di-glycerides of Fatty Acids), Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).
Contains Gluten, Malt Flour, Wheat Flour & Wheat Protein
May contain Sesame Seeds & Seeds
See, pretty good for you too! Enjoy. Om nom nom, nom!
After reading a few reviews of this product on here recently, I was reminded by how much I actually like them and promptly took myself down to Sainsbury's to procure a packet. Yum yum.
These lovely cinnamon and raisin bagels are made by the New York Bakery and come in packs of 5. They can be found in the bakery section of most large supermarkets and retail for £1.29 in Sainsbury's. They are fairly easy to find on the shelves, due to the eye catching picture of Lady Liberty herself on the front of the pack. They come in plastic bags, which is useful as it helps to keep the bagels fresh and conviniently, like bread, they come with a tie so that you can reseal the packet to prevent them from going stale quickly.
We are assured on the pack that these bagels are baked in the traditional method of simmering the dough in boiling water - I think it is a nice touch to tell us how these are made. The nutritional information including the all important calorie and fat content are clearly displayed on the back of the pack and are 215 cals and 1.7g of fat per bagel, for anyone watching their weight. The best before date is printed on the yellow label - not immediately obvious, but the normal place for most bakery products. They are also suitable for vegans - best hide from my housemate.
These bagels are a decent size, probably a couple of inches thick and about 6 inches wide. I would measure them, but I don't have a ruler and my housemate would laugh at me, so you'll have to be satisfied with my guestimates. When you open the packet, you can smell the cinnamon straight away, which wraps it scent around you - yummy! The bagels are firm, as they should be, and have a slightly sticky texure, which would be the fruit and the cinnamon.
I like to slice mine in half and toast them. When you cut them in half, you can see exactly how packed full of fruit they are and the raisins they use are always big, juicy and enticing. I have a confession; I sometimes pick the raisins out and eat them. I don't know what they do to them, but they are a treat on their own!
When you toast these bagels, the smell is really enticing and warming. It will make your kitchen smell like a bakery - definately a good thing, in my eyes. These toast really well (assuming you don't leave them in the toaster for hours), coming out a lovely golden colour and butter melts into them perfect and they don't go soggy at all. Tastewise, they are sublime, that lovely doughy bagel taste, being warm and comforting until you suddenly bite into the sweetness of one of the raisins. Gorgeous. The cinammon is not overpowering, but leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth.
Although toasting them with a cup of coffee is my preferred way to eat these, these bagels are also yummy enough not to be toasted! I often butter one to take to work with me for my breakfast and even untoasted, they are still delicious.
These bagels do need to be eaten within a couple of days - and make sure you seal the packet well. If they do go stale, they are still suitable for toasting, but don't eat them just as they are - they will be just that little bit too hard and dry. I find that keeping them in the fridge helps them to last longer - they also freeze well.
All in all, I love these bagels and at £1.29 a pack, they're not going to break the bank and they keep me eating breakfast at work during the week when I don't have time to eat at home.
I'm a fan of bagels but I usually buy the plain variety, however recently on a bit of a bagel quest I discovered our supermarket only had the cinnamon and raisin ones in stock so I decided to try them.
New York Bakery Company bagels come in a plastic bag containing 5 bagels. Bagels are, as you all know, circular bread items that can be eaten as they are or toasted or cut in half and spread with a topping of your choice. The cinnamon and raisin ones are a rich brown colour which instantly makes me think of cinnamon and have visible juicy raisins in them.
Each bagel provides 215 calories, 6.5g protein, 43.4g carbohydrates of which 8.9g sugars, 1.7g fat or which 0.2g saturates, 3.8g fibre, 0.3g sodium and 0.8g salt. As you can see from that they are a great way to start the day with all those carbs but not much sugar or fat. For me they are perfect as I suffer from low blood sugar and anything full of sugar makes me feel worse for eating it very soon afterwards.
These are probably not going to be any good for people with food allergies as they contain wheat, gluten, perhaps sesame seeds and soya but they are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The first one of these I tried I cut it in half and toasted it then spread it with a light covering of butter. It tasted lovely but I found the toasting process seemed to reduce the taste of cinnamon and I really wanted to be able to taste the cinnamon so the next one was eaten the same way but without the toasting. What a difference! The warm, spicy flavour of cinnamon was very evident when the bagel wasn't toasted and the raisins juicy enough to add some moisture. Delicious!
I'm almost through the bag of these now, all since the first one have been eaten without being toasted and they are just lovely. The zingy cinnamon taste, the bread like consistency of the bagel itself, the goodness of raisins and of course the good amount of carbohydrates make these a perfect breakfast for me.
Although I didn't think I'd like these more than the plain ones I do, I think they need less in the way of additions to make them tasty and I'm positive I could happily eat these with nothing on them. I still think you could add savoury items to these bagels, like the plain ones, such as cheese, and they would become even more filling.
Overall I'm very partial to these bagels and I'm sure I'll be buying more. This bag of 5 cost me £1.45 which isn't bad at all for a whole 5 days breakfasts. They are tasty and easy to eat even on the run, they contain enough carbohydrates to keep my blood sugar happy and level and 215 calories is a good solid start to my day.
I'm very impressed and if you haven't tried them what are you waiting for? Delicious!
I like to have lots of different options for breakfasts as sometimes I just get a bit sick of plain old toast, so I always have some form of bagel in my house and this flavour is definitely a great one for breakfasts.
Bagels are notoriously low in fat too, so they are a very healthy breakfast, as well as being tasty. According to the pack each bagel contains
I'm no health buff but those figures sound ok to me, I imagine once you have spread butter or margarine on these though, those amounts totally change.
You can pick these up in bags of 5 from most supermarkets and they cost about £1.20, which is great but I have to ask the question why 5 and not 6 or 4, it's a strange amount especially when there are 2 of us in our house.
You can eat these without toasting them but I don't like that, it makes them a bit stodgy so they are better toasted in my opinion. Once toasted these particular bagels are lovely. They are slightly sticky on the outside, they go a bit crunchy but soft in the middle, and you can definitely taste the cinnamon and they have whole raisins in them too which are always really soft and juicy even after being in the toaster. They are a little bit sweeter than your average bagel, I find all bagels do have a certain sweetness about them, but the cinnamon in these makes them that little bit sweeter.
I love these just with margarine on, but sometimes if I need a bit of indulgence, I put cadburys chocolate spread on them, which works really well as they are quite sweet. They are a great breakfast and do fill me up until lunchtime. I really love this flavour, just wish there was 6 or 4 of them.
The New York ones are my favourite. Only tried them recently and can't get enough of them. Maybe it's an addiction. Usually keep them in the car and getting through a packet of 5 in a day... Help! Put a few pounds on so if I go on the treadmill and eat one at the same time, won't be so bad.
This pack costs around £1.65 for 5 and well worth it. Fantastic texture. I've tried other ones but they don't even come close in comparison.
When I've got the patience to toast one, they're great with jam or marmalade and I've wondered would I request bagels for my last meal? Probably would. If it was an imminent execution ahead, still reckon I could polish off a 5 pack, depite the anxiety. Can't understand people who have a massive meal before going to the electric chair. Always seems to involve a big Mac meal. I'd be too worried about the very high saturated fat content!
Anyway, definitely recommend the bagels. Haven't experimented with other foods yet but I'm an ARIES and haven't got the patience for preperation. Anyway us ARIANS don't really believe in all that astrology stuff! BUY THESE BAGELS BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVELY!
I'm not the biggest fan of breakfast. I don't have it in the week as I can't be bothered before I go to work & I often don't get up earlier enough at a weekend for it to qualify as breakfast. I do however like to eat cereal or toast when I get up at the weekend. I had seen these advertised on TV & though that they sounded nice so when I saw them in my local Tesco on buy 1 get 1 free (an offer that is regularly on), I thought I would try them.
They are pretty filling & I only tend to need one. I chop it in half (which isn't always easy & would be good if they came pre chopped) & put in in the toaster. You can put on any topping that you want although I tend to prefer butter or jam. I did have maple syprup once which worked quite well too.
They taste very nice. The are soft but quite doughy in texture. The cinnnamon flavour is very sublte indeed but you can still taste it although jam can sometimes overpower it. The raisins are juicy & work well in the bagel adding a touch of sweetness to them. If you have them with butter, it melts into them & adds some moisture which helps you eat them.
I recommend them if you like to have toast or something similar for breakfast. They are an easy & tasty way of having something warm & filling that will keep you happy untill lunch. they are priced around £1.20 per pack of 6 although you can get them on offer very often. They can be frozen & tend to last 3 or 4 days from date of purchase.
I recently bought these bagels and also a pack of the plain ones by the same company, as they were on special offer in our local supermarket. I wasn't so sure about these at first, as I'd never tried a sweet bagel before, but I was pleasantly surprised - they are sweet without being sickly, and the combination of the raisins and cinnamon is very nice (I didn't expect it to work well at all, but I was wrong!). They are a bit different to what I would normally expect from a bagel, and it is a very pleasant change from the norm.
They are easy to slice in half accurately, because their uncooked texture is so thick - they don't break or crumble and it's easy to slice them right down the middle. I like them toasted so that they go slightly golden brown - make sure your toaster setting is just right, because burnt ones will be horrible!
Butter melts into them easily, so there's no difficulties trying to butter around the hole in the middle, and they taste lovely with just a little (not too much!) butter on them. My whole family loves them, they are a nice treat - the best thing to come out of the toaster!
Yesterday me and my boyfriend braved Asda (in the snow) to complete the Christmas food shop, keen to ensure that we didn't overspend we had made a list of groceries before setting out. I love cream cheese and smoked salmon on bagels, so those ingredients went on the list. However, I accidentally purchased New York Bakery Company Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels and I didn't realise until I went to make a bagel with cheese and salmon last night!
I was a little disappointed to be honest, but this morning I decided to try one with my morning coffee. I am not a fan of sweet bakery items, so I didn't have high hopes for these. But I sliced the bagel in the middle and put in the toaster anyway (I don't like wasting food!).
I put some butter on my toasted bagel and I was very impressed by the taste, it contained just the right amount of raisins and cinnamon, it was tasty without being overpowering and too sweet. I think the bagel would have been too dry without butter, but that isn't a problem that is exclusive to this brand - I wouldn't eat any type of bagel without butter anyway.
These bagels were around £1.20 for five, I was looking for Asda's own brand, but I decided to buy these because I couldn't locate any that Asda had made. Considering this isn't your bog standard plain bagel and they are so tasty, I think they are priced quite reasonably. I would buy them again as a one off treat, as each bagel works out costing around 24p (you would pay much more for a similar item in a coffee shop).
Each bagel contains 225 calories, which isn't too bad because it is quite filling (but not too stodgy) and it will definitely fill a hole!
These bagels are very tasty and it is nice to just put butter on a bagel without worrying about finding an additional filling.
Try these out... you might like them too!
New York Cinnamon and Raisan bagels are a great on the go snack or ideal for toasting at breakfast time with a little bit of butter. More popular in America than here they are catching on in the uk and a lot of shops use the plain ones as appose to bread for sandwiches.
Like a breadcake but with a hole in the centre, a lot crumblier than bread is, these tend to fall apart a bit easier when cutting them for instance. A good balance of raisins not too many but just enough to add a natural sweet edge.
Around £1.19 for a bag of five bagels, that's around 24 pence per bagel. So not overly cheap but if you were eating these daily it ma soon add up
About the Taste?
These can be a bit dry if you do not add any butter of filling, the cinnamon and raisins are perfectly balanced with 5% of the bagel being actual raisins, a great taste.
A more high protein enriched bread than say a currant teacake or similar. Traffic lights have the salt and sugar as amber, the other two traffic lights are green. 265 kcal per 100 grams of bagel or 225 kcal per individual bagel. So not too bad for you at all.
Good for you and a different consistency to bread
I'm not always mad keen on bagels because I think they're too stodgy and I can never find a filling i like that goes with the texture of them. No-one else eats them in the house so I always keep a pack of the Cinnamon And Raisin ones in the freezer because they don't take too long to thaw out and keep for ages in the freezer so it don't matter if I don't eat them very often and there's always one there if I fancy one.
I like this one the best because it's like eating a cake and I know it doesn't look like it from my reviews but I try not to overdo the unhealthy foods and that means I don't get to eat as much cake as I want to so anything sweet and sticky like this goes down nice.
The bagels taste doughy and the cinnamon is quite strong in them and there aren't many raisins and that's good for me because I'm not mad for loads of raisins but if you like a lot of fruit then you might not be that impressed with these. You can have them with sweet or savoury toppings and I've tried loads of different things like plain butter if I toast them or chocolate spread if I have them cold but if you've frozen them you need to toast them because they go a bit chewy.
They're nice with sausage in as well and that sounds mad with them being cinnamon flavour but the flavours do go proper good together. I tell you what's nice, when my mum defrosted the freezer she used a pack and made a bread and butter pudding out of them and it was wicked with the normal bread and butter mixture but the bagels instead of bread. A yummy change that she's promised to make again because all the bagel hating member of the family had to eat their words and say they enjoyed them that way!
The good thing about this flavour bagels is that you can eat them straight out of the packet with no topping if you're in a rush or wanting to cut down on fat because they're not dry like the other bagels and have got a moister consistency and the outside of them is a bit sticky. I had one toasted and dry with scrambled eggs on it for breakfast and I like this breakfast beause it's proper filling and very low fat even though it feels like you're eating loads of calories worth when you're not, I reckon they'd go nice buttered with a fry up as well as a change from fried bread.
You get 5 in a pack and they are usually on special offer and you buy 1 pack and get 1 free and that's a good way to try the different flavours. Last time I got these I chose the onion ones for the free pack and they're nice as well but because they have a strong onion taste they are not as versatile as the cinnamon ones.
The New York bakery company make a range of delicious bagels in a variety of flavours including plain, multi-seed and cinnamon and raisin. This review is for the cinnamon and raisin bagels which are currently on offer at Tescos for £1.00 for a pack of 5 (usual price £1.25). The packaging is bright and distinctive with a large picture of the statue of liberty on the front along with the company name. At the back of the packet we are told that the company use the finest quality ingredients and an authentic method of simmering the dough in boiling water which seals in the flavour and creates a unique texture and shiny crust. The bagels are then stone-baked to give a crisp, golden finish. The bagels are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
On opening the packet the first thing I noticed was the strong smell of cinnamon and fruit, which smelt absolutely gorgeous! When taking the bagels out of the packet they seem quite stodgy (as they are supposed to) and I wouldn't recommend eating them as they are. However slice and pop them in the toaster for a couple of minutes and they transform to become quite light and crispy with the same texture as thick sliced bread. I have them spread with a little butter and they taste delicious - fruity, slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon that is not too overpowering. The packet also has other serving suggestions such as topping the bagel with fruits such as strawberries or blueberries or having them with chocolate spread or cheese. I've tried them with plain cream cheese and that worked quite well too. There are other recipes on their website (www. Newyorkbakery.co.uk).
According to the front of the packet the bagels are low in fat and a source of fibre. The nutritional information can be found at the base of the pack and each bagel contains 215kcal, 6.5g of protein, 43.4g of carbohydrates of which 8.9g are sugars, 1.7g fat of which 0.2g is saturated, 3.8g of fibre and 0.8g of salt.
Overall I really enjoyed these bagels and I do have them fairly regularly. I'd definitely recommend giving them a go!