Saturday, February 21, 2015

Trader Joe's The Bagel Spinoza Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Every once in a while that itch for a bagel kicks in. Evidently on a quest to try different things, I picked up a package of the Trader Joe's The Bagel Spinoza Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. Cinnamon raisin isn't my first bagel of choice, but every once in a while you want want something that's got a little sweetness to it.
The bagels are your average, hearty bagel, which is in a cinnamon raisin flavor. I find they're not as sweet smelling as your "traditional" cinnamon raisin bagel, but they are tasty and satisfying all around. They have a little more of a whole wheat flavor to them, than your grocery store brand - but it's not overwhelmingly noticeable. The bagels are speckled with raisins running throughout them, which when bitten/cut into they provide a juicy raisin. The cinnamon flavor is there, but it's not overpowering on the senses.  When popped into the toaster, they crisp up perfectly, while leaving the outside to be nice and crunchy while the inside gives off a little chewiness.
They're great with a little butter on them, peanut butter or cream cheese, etc. Truthfully, I enjoy these bagels making a savory sandwich with them. Throw on a little ham and it's a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Don't knock it 'til you try it!
As I recommend with all of Trader Joe's bagels, do store these in the refrigerator. Since there isn't any preservative in the bagel, they tend to go bad fast and sometimes even before the date on the bag. I find storing in the refrigerator or even freezing and defrosting gives them a little longer of a shelf life.
A bagel is 250 calories or 6 points plus values.

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