Water, White Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Wheat, Gluten, Cellulose Fiber, Yeast, Toasted Dehydrated Onion, Cultured Wheat Flour (For Added Freshness), Roasted, Dehydrated Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Salt, Vegetable Monoglycerides with Ascorbic Acid and Citric Acid (For Added Freshness), Guar Gum, Enzymes, Canola Oil.
Contains wheat. May contain traces of corn meal.
Though it’s not our favorite meal of the day, breakfast is important, and it’s a great way to kick off your day right. For those mornings when we don’t have the time (or fortitude) to cook up some eggs or blend a smoothie, we love to toast up a bagel and enjoy a quick and easy meal.
But, as we’re getting older, we’re starting to be more and more conscious of our carb intake. That’s why we were excited to try these 100% Whole Wheat Everything Bagel Slims.
On paper, they sound perfect – bagels with less carbs! Unfortunately, these Bagel Slims are a bit of a sham – they’re nothing like bagels. They don’t have the doughy goodness, the firmness, the texture, and certainly not the taste of bagels. They are essentially pieces of bread.
Don’t get us wrong, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’re all for reducing calorie/carb consumption, and these Slims make for good sandwiches and sub in nicely for a piece of toast. We just don’t like being fooled into thinking that they’re bagels. Just because they are shaped like bagels, and called bagels, doesn’t mean they are bagels.
Another disappointment? Calling these Slims “everything” is a bit of a misnomer as well – they’re missing one of the most important “everything” toppings: salt. We certainly understand how billing them as whole wheat and (implicitly) more healthy, then adding a salt topping might present a conflict. Still, if you call them “everything”, we expect “everything”. Point is, they’re arguably tasty, but the topping was minimal and a bit of a disappointment.
If you’re looking for a toast alternative, you might enjoy these Bagel Slims. If you’re looking for real bagel taste with less carbs, you’re better off getting a real bagel and scooping it out.