Thursday, March 24, 2005

Bagels: Post Update and Further Thoughts

Please note that "the bagel post" has been reposted and is now accepting comments. I can't believe the unrest waiting for me after returning from work. The people wanna talk about the bagels!!!

Oh, and while I'm here, please let me mention that yes, everything and cinammon raisin don't really belong on the list... not really... but everything bagels are too good to exclude, and they do contain all the "right" thing, just in higher density and greater combination. Let us also add egg bagels to the list.

To review, the correct bagel types are plain, sesame, poppy, salt, onion, garlic, and egg. Other less traditional yet acceptable types are everything, pumpernickel, and rye.

Cinammon raisin was the first flavored bagel I recall being added to the bagel lineup. It's an option, but it will not impress anyone. It's the bagel you get for your kid who thinks bagels seem "weird." Kind of like the drumstick of the chicken.

And my opinion stands on wheat, blueberry, chocolate chip, cranberry orange, spinach, asiago, and all the rest of that bullshit. I'm also standing firm on my cream cheese position: plain or lox. No strawberry, no walnut, no "veggie," or any of the rest of it. In the past, I've stopped into the dark side a few times with roasted red pepper, artichoke, and olive, but I knew at the time that it was, in fact, an incorrect choice. It was palatable, but not the real deal.