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Finally: Square bagels! Thomas meets a real need!

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Thomas' products

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The bagels are square, a little larger, and a little flatter than regular bagels - sort of like sandwich bread, only a bagel. I don't like to toast my bagels when I use them for a sandwich

I am about to toast one and use real butter on it .. today only ... :laugh:

Anyone else trying these yet?


Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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My square bagel weighed in at a whopping 310 calories without the butter .. it was, I must admit, a lot of bagel ... soft inside, this one was their "everything" flavor ... some seeds and good taste but not exceptional ... basically, I am stuffed. :huh:


Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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oh, damn that looks devine.

I want to load some bacon and fried egg up on it!


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I think they grow them in glass jars, like the Bonsai kittens [note, this is a hoax, folks].

However, as SuziSushi notes, real bagels are chewy, not soft. Also, unlike the photo, they have a thin, shiny, hard crust.

These Not Bagel Shaped Objects (NBSOs) undoubtedly get their cottony texture from a big dose of sugar. The only proper amount of sugar in a real bagel is ZERO.

Finally, why square? Round ones fit just as easily into a toaster.

NBSOs are too big, too soft and tooth-achingly sweet. Send them to the gallery of unremembered, unlamented lousy products.

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Wow, square bagels not entirely unlike those found at Cosi! :shock:

--Matt,

Who doesn't plan to buy either product

At least until they stop calling them "Squagels"


Matt Robinson

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Feh! It probably is good in a community where you can't buy REAL bagels, but--- it's like having PopTarts and calling them Danish pastries.

hvr


"Cogito Ergo Dim Sum; Therefore I think these are Pork Buns"

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'Squagels', I tell you!

My sentiments exactly.

Così Squagels are basically thick pieces of Così bread. And these look for all the world like Così Squagels.

But FWIW, Così bread is what I imagine matzoh would taste like if you were allowed to add yeast to the dough.


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Così bread is what I imagine matzoh would taste like if you were allowed to add yeast to the dough.

Speaking of square bagels, wasn't the original bread of the Jews in Egypt under Pharaoh square as well? :rolleyes:


Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Well...it's not for me

My first reaction was that the problem isn't so much that they're square, it's that they're Thomas'. Then I reconsidered- it's also that they're square...


aka Michael

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Reasonable people can disagree when it comes to Montreal or NY bagels being best. Everyone can agree that the spongy single-serve bread with a hole in the middle sold at grocery stores everywhere are not only awful but that they are in fact not bagels at all. Making them square just brings these non-bagels one step closer to the boring sandwich bread that they already taste like.

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Reasonable people can disagree when it comes to Montreal or NY bagels being best.  Everyone can agree that the spongy single-serve bread with a hole in the middle sold at grocery stores everywhere are not only awful but that they are in fact not bagels at all.  Making them square just brings these non-bagels one step closer to the boring sandwich bread that they already taste like.

Amen.


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Così bread is what I imagine matzoh would taste like if you were allowed to add yeast to the dough.

Speaking of square bagels, wasn't the original bread of the Jews in Egypt under Pharaoh square as well? :rolleyes:

Actually, no. If you get Schmura glatt kosher matzoh, it's round.

Tastes like matzoh, but it's round.

(At least it ought to taste like chicken....)

hvr


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If you get Schmura glatt kosher matzoh, it's round.

Tastes like matzoh, but it's round.

I have often had shmura matzoh at seders and it tastes exactly like burned cardboard ... a note here:

Shmura is a special hand-made, round-shaped Matzah, that in my opinion, tastes way better than the regular matzah you get at the grocery store. Shmura comes from a Hebrew word meaning "to watch or to guard" indicating that the entire process of making the matzah is carefully supervised by a rabbi from the moment the grain is harvested until the finished matzahs are packaged.
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Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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The only proper amount of sugar in a real bagel is ZERO.

Not so. Classic bagel recipes call for a form of sugar, malt syrup, in the boiling water, and sometimes for a small amount in the dough as well. The syrup in the water helps create the thin glossy sheen so admired in a properly made water bagel.


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