I tried these New York plain bagels quite a while back, but have recently started buying them again. I mainly use them to make Quorn ham bagels (yes, you can get meat free ham,) because they taste great with the faux-ham on one side and olive spread or some butter on the other. They're an easy to make, quick and simple, meal or snack, which are quite filling without being overly stodgy or heavy. The bagels themselves are also suitable for vegetarians.
The bagels are white bread. They have a fluffy bread roll texture on the inside, with a soft crust outside. The crust is also slightly sweeter than you normally find with bread rolls - more like a donut, but not so sugary or pastry-like. It's quite difficult to explain so I hope I haven't confused you too much. Trust me when I say that it works well. They also have a hole in the middle.
They also make a lovely breakfast - un-split and plain, or cut in two with a little jam or spread. And it's something a little different to the usual cereal or toast options.
Unfortunately, when you split them in two, they sometimes break and/or get crumbs everywhere: they aren't the easiest thing to cut and might be better off coming pre-split.
They are also fairly pricey - a bag of only five will set you back in the region of £1.70 (they are £1.74 currently in my local co-op, though if you shop around you may find them cheaper.) This does seem a bit much for 5 bagels, albeit they are individually rather large.
In general, I think they're a great option for something a little different - a tasty but practical treat.
Bagels are always a favourite in my household, weather it be in the morning with scrambled eggs, lunch with smoked salmon and cream cheese or an evening snack, toasted with peanut butter. For this reason I nearly always have some in my freezer as I buy when they are on offer. Recently I have decided not to store so much in my freezer. My freezer is in my hall cupboard and I wanted to get rid of it and use the space for more important items, like hoovers and mop buckets. This means the bagels we are using are straight off the supermarket shelf and into my cupboard.
I will start with what I like about these Bagels. For one they are nearly always on offer. In tesco at the moment they are £1.60 for 5 or two packs for £2.00. Tescos own brand are £0.99 for five. So for a penny more a packet I can get a much tastier bagel. These bagels are well made, they have a nice texture on the outside and are fluffy on the inside. There is nothing worse than the outside being rock har. You want a nice bite to it but it should not be crunchy or crumbly. They are also a beautiful caramel colour rather than the washed out tea colour of tesco own branded bagels. The inside of the bagel as I said if fluffy and very tasty. The other main selling point to these bagels is they now come sliced. For me this is great, no more trying to cut open a bagel evenly without slicing my hand open. If you have never tried to cut open a bagel, it is not the easiest thing to do.
Now what I dont like about these bagels. When I was freezing them they were great, once defrosted they always tasted the same and never went moldy before we used them. Now that I am buying and using without defrosting I find they go moldy before the best before date. It is not a deal breaker for me as they normally dont last long enough in my house but can become really frustraing when you go to get a snack and have to throw it away. I contacted the company and Tesco, they have both said it must be due to damage to the packaging in transit meaning air gets in earlier. I am not convinced as it has been ever pack I have had until the best before date, it even happened to one we hadnt opened.
Overall I will still buy these bagels as the taste outweighs the one con but I just make sure we eat them all straight away. If I am honest I prefer eating them all straight away.
This is a review of New York Bakery Plain Bagels which I purchased during my first online shopping order with Ocado. The Bagels were on offer but I noticed that you can freeze them so I went ahead with the purchase with a view to eating five and freezing five.
What are they?
Bagels are a high density round bread with a hole in the middle. You can use them for sandwiches or toasting and I use them as a breakfast option. You can buy sweet versions with cinnamon and raisons but I prefer the savoury plain or sesame seed bagels. The bagels are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
How I have mine
First of all with a steady hand you need to cut it in half, which is easier said than done. I am sure there is a gadget for cutting bagels like a cheese wire or a knife with a guide on but I just saw at mine with a steak knife from the knife block. Sometimes it goes wrong and I end up with a broken or uneven half but never mind! I like to toast mine and spread with cream cheese, usually Philly. I have found a new flavour of Philly - cracked black pepper and spring onion that goes so well on a bagel it is yummy! When I was working and had a fair commute, I used to throw one of these in the toaster and fill it with cream cheese and wrap with foil and eat it on arrival at work and it was the most welcome breakfast ever!
Nutrition and claim
The packaging from New York Bakery Plain Bagels are keen to point out that they are low in fat and are a source of fibre but I think these are a high calorie option really. I allow myself 500 calories for breakfast so can manage one of these if I don't go mad with the cream cheese. There are 255 calories in 100 grams of bagel and each bagel is around 90g. They are low in salt though at less than 1% and the company claim: We use the finest quality ingredients and authentic method of simmering the dough in boiling water to make our bagels. This seals in the flavour and creates a unique texture and shiny crust. We then stone bake our bagels for a crisp golden finish.
The offer was two packs for £2 which I think is great value for money as you get five bagels in a pack. Individually they are £1.45 per pack so it's good to look out for offers.
I have these for breakfast when I am really hungry and they do see me through until lunch. I wouldn't want them every day but find it handy that you can keep a pack in the freezer. Once this pack of five was on the side, it didn't take long for my husband to take an interest and he was eating them too instead of his usual boat load of toast (he did eat two bagels in one go though!) so they were a hit with us both. I think for the price, these bagels offer great value for money and the different texture offers a nice change if you are fed up of bread buns or for sandwiches or toast for breakfast.
I recently purchased some plain New York bagels to eat with cream cheese and ham during my lunch breaks at work. I haven't had plain bagels in a while, but I decided to give this brand a go because they looked tasty and they were priced at £1.03 for a pack of five - working out at just over 20p a bagel (the equivalent of at least three work lunches) I thought this was a pretty economical purchase!
I bought my bagels from Asda, however this brand is also available in Tesco's, Morrison's, Somerfield, Sainsburys, the Co-op, Somerfield, Waitrose and Spar - so it's fair to say that they're widely available!
You will usually find this item in the bakery section. The packaging is quite distinctive - it is a maroon colour and there is a picture of the Statue of Liberty on the plastic bag that contains the bagels. Now let me just issue a word of warning here - the last time I bought bagels (at Christmas) I accidently ended up with cinnamon flavoured bagels by accident and this almost happened again when I was looking to purchase plain bagels last week - so make sure you read the packaging closely, otherwise you may end up with a sweet, rather than a savory treat!
****************** Nutritional Information ******************
Per bagel (85g):
Carbohydrates: 42.8g; (of which are sugars: 5.1g);
Fat: 1.6g; (of which are saturates: 0.2g);
Ingredients: wheat flour; water; rye flour; sugar; rapeseed oil; salt; yeast; wheat gluten; preservative: calcium propionate; malt flour; flour treatment agent: ascorbic acid.
Other information: This product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It contains gluten and wheat. It may contain sesame seeds and soya \ soybeans.
************************** My opinion *********************
The New York Bakery claims that they use quality ingredients and there doesn't seem to be anything untoward in the ingredient list. The company also says that they stonebake the bagels which probably helps to create the smooth golden crust that each bagel possesses.
I can't say if these bagels taste like authentic New York bagels because unfortunately I'm yet to visit the city, however I can say that they're absolutely delicious! Once you bite through the golden crust you reach a doughy bagel that is truly delicious and they taste especially nice when you toast them, I think this is because the process softens the dough and makes the crust extra crispy.
They are low in fat and calories so if you are watching your weight you will be able to enjoy them. However although they are relatively healthy snack taste isn't compromised.
This snack is also very versatile - you can eat bagels with a number of sweet and savory fillings, including: cheese, fish, jam, bacon, sausage and peanut butter! For that reason I'd recommend them to everybody because bagels can be eaten with all sorts and they make a nice change from bread and toast!
In conclusion I have nothing other than positive remarks to make about this product - it is tasty, versatile, affordable and low in fat - what more could you want from a bagel?
Ive been moaning to my mom how much I fancy a bagel recently and I think I started to annoy her because when she went to the Co-Op a few days ago she bought me a bag of these "New York Bakery Plain Bagels". Who ever said that moaning gets you nowhere? Since she got them Ive been eating them with absolutely everything and now Ive only got one left which Im trying very hard to save for as long as possible LOL.
Number Per Packet: 5 Bagels
Stockists: Any Supermarket
42.8g carbohydrates, 5.1g of which sugars
1.6g of fat, 2.5g fibre
These bagels are actually quite good for you because they are very low in fat however they wont be so good for you if you pile a load of bacon on them - so be careful with your toppings!
Now to me these bagels look a lot like glazed doughnuts as they have the same kind of shiny, glazed appearance on the outside. These bagels are actually a bit stickier than other brands I have tried which may put some people off but I dont think that effects the taste in any way so theres nothing to worry about there. On the inside the bagel has a much lighter texture and is more like bread whereas the outside is chewier and a little bit sweeter than I expected. I reckon the two very different tastes and textures work really well together though and it does make a nice change from ordinary bread.
Now these bagels are actually quite doughy which in turn can make them quite stodgy so they do fill you up really quickly, I couldnt eat more than one at a time. But if you have one for breakfast I bet they will fill you up until at least lunchtime.
Another fabulous thing about these bagels is that they are so versatile so they will appeal to anyone - makes them a great family shopping buy! You can eat these plain although I think they taste a little bland that way so I usually toast mine or cut it in half and spread cream cheese all over it topped with salmon. But I reckon you could have whatever topping you like on these and it would taste great so no matter what your personal taste I bet you will like these bagels. If your looking for a real treat top these bagels with bacon, egg and mushrooms - the perfect hangover cure!
I highly recommend these because they are so versatile, they can be eaten at any time of the day for any meal & they taste great whether you add a topping or not. Whats not to like? For under 2 quid you really cant go wrong so I think everyone should try them.
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Yes, the breakfast brigade is back again. So, Mother eventually made it back from Cyprus and the two of us went on a massive food shop so that we finally had food in the house again. I only became a fan of bagels recently but the New York bagel was and always has been an automatic first choice for me. For those of you who don't know what bagels are, think of a ring doughnut made out of bread; that's the easiest way to describe it. They come in stacked packs of 5 and come in a variety of flavours such as plain, seeded and cinnamon and raisin. Today I am reviewing the plain variety. For a pack of 5 it costs £1.29 from Morrisons, slightly more than the own brand versions but it is definitely worth paying for the quality. The price probably varies slightly from supermarket to supermarket. The packaging is as above; a simply plastic wrapper with a yellow seal to ensure freshness each time and the expiration date is displayed clearly. The wrapped also tells you that they are authentic stone baked bagels by the New York Bakery Co.
My favourite way to have these plain bagels is cut in half, toasted, smothered in extra light cream cheese and then topped with either crispy smoky bacon or smoked salmon; this morning's weapon of choice was Scottish smoked salmon. The bagels always look a nice golden colour and they feel almost dough like when you take them out of the wrapper. I pop it into the toaster for a few minutes and it comes out browned on the white bits where I cut into it, if you know what I mean. I smother the cream cheese on it, spread out the salmon and voila, breakfast is served. As I bite into that bagel, the fresh, doughy texture remains below the crispy exterior. The bagel itself has a very subtle flavour and I adore the dough-like texture of it. The cool, smoth cream cheese and smoked salmon compliment it perfectly, although as the bagel is plain, there are many other topping options, sweet and savoury, for example peanut butter and banana, bacon and egg with brown sauce, jam...anything you want really, just try them out until you find one that you love. Runny honey is also exceptionally tasty on them.
People sometimes judge bagels unfairly and they assume that because they are a bread based product, they are really unhealthy, however I (along with the nutritional information) beg to differ!
Nutritional information per bagel is as follows:
Calories - 216kcal
Protein - 7.7g
Carbohydrate - 42.8g
Fat - 1.6g
Fibre - 2.5g
Sodium - 0.3g
Salt - 0.7g
As you can see, nutritional wise it is actually pretty healthy! It is a low calorie, low fat and extremely filling breakfast option. It is ideal if you are on a diet because these bagels keep you filled up for hours. For around £1.30 for a pack of 5 in all well known supermarkets and retailers, you can't really go wrong. I would highly recommend these, so much so that I am tempted to have another one for lunch today!
I do love a bagel and I love this brand in-particular when it comes down to thinking about it! I usually get through a couple of packets a week of these as they make a nice breakfast to a nice supper and with the plain bagels (these) the options of fillings is actually endless and I never get bored of eating them no matter how many I eat lol!
Largely see-through plastic bag which is tied to one end with a yellow band of plastic on it with the best before date clearly displayed on there. On the front of the bag there is a picture of the statue of liberty on there and I'm told that these are Authentic Stone Baked, New York Bakery Co. '5' Plain Bagels and that they are low in fat. On the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the bagels and some recipe ideas are given, ingredients, allergy advice and storage details are stated as well as full nutritional rundown being given and contact details for Maple Leaf Bakery (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough bag and you are able to freeze these if desired. I like the fact is is easy enough to reseal the bag after opening it and of course all the information given is just enough!
Round with a hole in the middle of them and lightly golden, cut them open and you are met by white smoothish bread really. They have no real smell to them at all and simply look very simple, smooth and golden. Although your not told to on the bag, bagels (in my opinion) should always be toasted though I can't see why you couldn't;t eat them cold if you wish of course, it's just I don't lol!
To heat them up simply cut them in half (which is simple to do) and either pop them in a toaster or under the grill till they go slightly golden and a bit crunchy looking!
Taste wise well they are like white bread but not one bit doughy. Soft but still with bite to them I find them mostly soft but for where the heat has hit them. Nice with any sort of topping really you can go for sweet or savoury as they are the plain variety of course. Nicely seasoned and with a fresh taste I love them on every level. Easy to make and easy to eat and low in fat??? Great stuff I will carry on munching them till I'm very old and very grey!
Nutritional Information per Bagel:
of which sugars: 5.1g
of which saturates: 0.2g
of which mono-unsaturates: 0.7g
of which poly-unsaturates: 0.6g
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.19 (for a bag of 5).
I have always loved these bagels as a bit of a special bread for a lunch time sandwich as they make life a bit more interesting than plain bread. I have tried many brands of bagels and think that these ones are the best so I always snap them up whenever I see them on special offer. There are other flavours in the range which are also tasty but these are the standard and the best plain bagel (for me) around.
They are currently on offer at Tesco at buy one get one free I think and thats good because at about £1.20 (its been slowly going up recently), with 5 in a pack theses are 25p each, but on BOGOF, its only 12.5p! Bargain!
I like my bagels toasted, even if I'm making them for a sandwich for later or for the next day as I think that toasting them really gives them more of a flavour as they can be a bit too stodgy if they aren't toasted. Once toasted I like to have them generally with butter or cream cheese for breakfast, or if I'm making a sandwich then anything goes but my favourite has to be butter, salad, basil, tomatoes, grilled hallumi (sorry I dont know how to spell this) cheese! Yummy-ness on a plate!
Bagels also taste nice in the oven. I have an Aga and just 5 minutes and they go all gooey and cooked on the inside like toasting but it goes soft rather than crisp.
New yorkers love bagels for breakfast as I found on holiday there once, and as the name of these suggests. The packaging also suggests you can have them meaty, or classic. With beef and horseradish or cream cheese and salmon respectively.
Bagels taste so special because of how they are made. I think that they are poached in boiling water before they are cooked and then when they are cooked they are stonebaked - delicious!
Each bagel has 216 calories and you get 5 in a pack, good thing though, they can be frozen which is great, it means you can slice them in half and then freeze them, justb ready to go into the toaster when you fancy one!
I recently went to New York on holiday, and every morning at the breakfast buffet I would have my bagel with cream cheese. I had never had these before, and I got quite addicted to them. So when we came back, I thought 'I Know what im going to have for breakfast on these cold winter mornings!'
The New York bagels come in packs of five, in different flavours too, although I prefer the plain ones. Each bagel contains 216 calories, so although quite a lot compared to a piece of toast, they are much more filling, and one bagel does me fine for breakfast.
I normally cut them in half which is quite simple, pop them in the toaster, and within mintues they are ready to enjoy. These bagels are a little bit harder and stodgier than the ones I had in America, but they are delicious nonetheless.
One downside to thee however is that they do tend to go stale and hard after the pack has been open a couple of days, so I normally end up having to therow one away, despite sealing the bag each day.
The plain bagels taste like a bread but firmer, and they provide a great bite into. They are very versatile too, and you could literally have anything on them. I normally choose cream cheese, but they are even lovely with cottage cheese, or peanut butter!
New York bagels are my favourite bagels. I have tried some of the own brand ones but they just do not compare.
New York bagels are made from the finest quality ingredients. The dough is then simmered in boiling water. This is what gives bagels the chewy texture and great flavour. They are then stonebaked.
The outside of the bagel is a lovely golden colour and the top is shiny, which makes it very attractive looking.
I love to slice my bagel open and fill it with Garlic and Herb Philadelphia. It is great for the kids pack lunch box, as it is so easy to eat without getting messy and it makes a lovely change from the usual sandwich.
New York bagels are surprisingly low in calories for something that is so gorgeously tasty. One bagel has only 216 calories, so as long as the filling isn't too calorie laiden, this makes a really healthy, low fat lunch.
A pack of five bagels will cost £1.18 in Tesco, which is really good value in my opinion. At the moment they are buy one, get one free, which is great because they can be popped in the freezer, for later.
If you enjoy a bagel, then these are well worth picking up!
The best bagel I ever ate was in a tiny eaterie by the coast of the Dea Sea in Israel. This version of the bagel are widely available at major food shops.
The bagel has long been a staple in New York delicatessens and a favourite of the Jewish community. It is widely believed to have been invented in Poland.
**Taken from Wikipedia online **
A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked. The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy or sesame seeds. Some also may have salt sprinkled on their surface, and there are also a number of different dough types such as whole-grain or rye.
These bagels are sold in packs of 5, they come in a thin plastic wrapping like you would get a loaf of bread in, and have the same neck tie which is yellow and has the best before date printed on, which of course is useful!!!
They are advertised as a low fat product, and they certainly are not bad, check out the nutrition at the bottom of the review.
The best before date is like that of fresh bread however you can freeze them as I have always done in the past and they defrost perfectly leaving you with a fresh product.
So yes, the bagels are roughly hand sized, with a slightly glazed look crust, which is soft as anything, not thick, and therefore not really a crust.
They are not particularly soft, and therefore when slicing it proves rather easy to not get crumbs evereywhere as the bagel stays intact through out the cutting process. The doughy smell of the bagels is fantastic and smells wonderful when cutting and you are tempted to get a bite already, but you must decide how you wish to eat your bagel!!
They are an excellent change from sandwiches and can be filled with any filling of your choice and still taste lovely cold. An alternative is a toasted bagel, and again many fillings can be used, bacon, cream cheese are both an excellent choice. Toasted are particularly nice and a sliced in half one will fit into most toasters.
They can be eaten any time of the day and I do not think they are particularly heavy, I had 2 for my dinner today toasted with extra light cream cheese and was full and satisfied after. I think they make a great, quick and convenient snack and are filling as a meal themselves. Cold they are very slightly chewy and slightly dense but that is just the way they are, I like the fact that they are this way.
I purchased mine 2 for a pound at Tesco which is an excellent offer in fairness they cost over a quid each packet normally so this was a really good deal.
Ingredients = Wheat Flour, Water, Rye Flour, Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Preservative: Calcium Propionate, Malt Flour, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid.
Typical Values Per 100g Per bagel (85g)
Energy kJ 1082kJ 919kJ
Energy kcal 255kcal 216kcal
Protein 9.1g 7g
Carbohydrate 50.4g 42.8g
of which sugars6.0g 5.1g
Fat 1.9g 1.6g
of which saturates 0.3g 0.2g
I bought a pack of these for the first time last week, as they were on special offer in my local supermarket (I also bought the cinnamon and raisin ones, which are very nice too). I like bagels, but usually only eat them while out - I might buy one in a cafe, perhaps, but it's not usually something I'd keep at home. I also chose plain bagels as I'd never really tried any other type before.
These ones are very nice. They come in a bag of five, stacked on top of each other. The packaging is stylish and partly transparent, so you can see the bagels through the bag, which is very visually appealing. The bagels have a 'glossy' appearance on the outside, and a 'crumby', textured look when they are cut open. They are best served lightly toasted (not too much or they will burn, and not too little or they will seem too 'dough-y'!).
Served with a little butter, they are like very thick toast with the flavour of nice, fluffy bread, but you can put just about anything on them. My favourite is cream cheese and chives, with a little sliced ham.
These are very tasty bagels, at a reasonable price. They're sometimes on special offer, which is just another reason to buy them!
New York Bakery Plain Bagels
Description: Manufacturer: New York Bakery / Type: Bread/Cakes
These bagels come in a pack of 5 and are available from most supermarkets. They are packaged in a see through plastic pack which is tied at the top with a tie similar to those used on bread. This means that it is easy to open them and then screw the top up again to keep them fresh (though it is best to store in an airtight container for maximum freshness).
The label has brown and blue colouring, a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the brand name on the front.
Expect to pay around £1.10 for a pack of 5.
These are circular shaped with a hole in the middle (like a giant Polo mint!). They have a slightly glazed looking exterior and soft, fluffy dough inside. They have an almost sweet taste compared to bread and a great, chewy texture. The exterior is more chewy than the inside, which has a lighter texture.
These are okay to eat plain and dry, but at their best sliced in half (they are really easy to cut in half and don't fall apart at all) and then either toasted, or loaded with topping. I like them with cream cheese (light Philadelphia) but they are also extremely good as a naughty weekend treat stuffed with bacon and mushrooms!
Each bagel contains the following;
42.8g carbohydrates, 5.1g of which sugars
1.6g of fat, 2.5g fibre
So as well as being tasty, these bagels are also low in fat which is great (though not to good if you just load them up with unhealthy toppings!).
Mr Siamese likes these with butter and jam, or smoked salmon and cream cheese. I think part of the appeal is that they are so versatile and make a delicious alternative to bread. They have quite a unique taste that is distinctive but not overpowering, and the chewy texture is also quite different to other bread products.
I definitely recommend these, they are great for breakfast, lunch or anytime really! They are tasty and filling and if you haven't tried them already, then you should certainly do so.
Now I have heard of Bagels for years now, but have never had one as they just didn't appeal to me at all. Now my Daughter has been bugging me to try one for the last few months as she loves them and seems to think I'm missing out on something!
So for peace and quiet I gave in and tried!!
Well I must say I was pleasantly surprised as it wasn't like anything I thought it would be like, I expected it to be heavy but a lot more doughy than it actually was. Now this was a Plain Bagel from the New York Bakery Co.
These come in packs of 5 in a clear plastic bag and ressemble the look of a really large ringed doughnut with a tiny hole in the middle, they are quite fat and have a slightly glazed look to them all over. You instantly smell the bready smell when taking a quick sniff into the bag. Now my bag looks much the same as the one that DooYoo have produced, but my one has some sort of competition on it to win a trip to New York ( Hmm that I could do with now!) for 3 nights in a 4 star hotel for 2 people ( might give that a go!).
Now back to the bagels the idea is that you slice it in half and put into the toaster or under the grill, to toast until lovely and golden in colour. Now what we do next is spread with Extra Light Phili place some thinly slice cucumber and tomato on top with a handful of mixed lettuce and spinach leaves. This is truly a very tasty tea time snack and can be quite filling if eaten with a packet of low fat crisps. We seem to get into the habit of having the same thing every day for a couple of weeks until we get sick of it then turn to something else to try.
You can also buy these in a cinnamon flavour, which I have never bought yet as these really do not appeal to me as you can't put cheese onto these, but I will give them a try at sometime in the future. Now the only gripe I have about these is ( I don't know if it is just my Tesco store) that the sell by date is never ever really long, just a day or so and if you get them like I did on special offer where they are B.O.G.O.F. it means you have to put them in the freezer. Which isn't a problem really, as now I open the bag and slice each bagel up before popping them back into the bag ready for freezing. So next time we have to take two out of the freezer they are already sliced making it much easier to toast rather than trying to slice up a frozen one!
These can be frozen on day of purchase and kept frozen for up to 3 months.These sell for around £1.29 a packet of 5.
These are known for being quite low in fat and the nutritional values per bagel (85g) are;
~~of which sugars 5.1g~~~
~~of which sats 0.2g~~~
These are suitable for vegetarians, but do contain Wheat,Gluten, may contain Sesame Seeds and Soya.
So if you fancy a change from your usual boring bread , go try a bagel for a change I'm glad my Daughter nagged me into trying this now as it gives me something different to choose from when feeling a bit peckish!
5 stars for a tasty treat!
Recently, on a shopping trip to Asda, I thought I would be treating myself by buying some freshly made bakery bagels; I imagined recreating that just baked smell in my own kitchen and spending an afternoon in a heady, bready high!
My bagel of choice (not my choice, but the choice of my local supermarket which only stocks these types) has been New York Bakery for the past 12 months, every since I took the plunge and added some cream cheese to see what all the fuss was about. Admittedly, my girlfriend corrected me for not having toasted or baked the bagels before I ate them from the pack, and the lack of a heavy stomach afterwards seemed to improve the experience.
Since then I have bought these bagels with a steadfast commitment, making my way through two packs a week, as both meals and snacks whilst I have been short of money. After just 4 minutes in the oven on 180 degrees these bagels crisp very delicately on the outside and remain soft and slightly doughy on the inside. I have never bored of the variety of accomanying foods to go with these gluttonary canvasses. Cream cheese is the obvious starting point, with chorizo and mayonaise an obvious step up. Proscuttio is a decadent addition, and sausages and relish a filling but messy meal.
Price at around 20 - 25p each these are an inexpensive snack or base for a meal that offer the genuine guarentee of keeping you feeling full until lunch - an outcome I have rarely had with bowls of cereal.
The fresh baked version from the Supermarket tasted far too much like bread rolls to me, with a hole missing, and whilst I can't declare that I know what an authentic Bagel should taste like, I was quickly tempted back to those of the New York Bakery.