Product Type: New York Bakery Snacks
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A hearty breakfast
New York Bakery Plain Bagels
Member Name: katyj10
New York Bakery Plain Bagels
Advantages: Filling snack
Disadvantages: I don't want them every day so end up throwing some 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.
Summary: Nice type of different bread