Bagels are one of the few things that I really miss. Over the past five years, I’ve tried almost every brand on the market. Udi’s bagels are OK, but the nutritional information is horrific: add peanut butter to your morning bagel and you’re basically consuming a Big Mac. Other brands taste like wet cardboard, or just bread in a weird shape.
Luckily, over a year ago I heard about O’Doughs Bagel Thins. I did see them at Jane’s Gluten Free in Moncton this spring, but I didn’t pick any up and have been kicking myself ever since. Luckily, we spotted them at Pete’s Frootique in Halifax last weekend thanks to a sampling event!
At Pete’s Frootique, we got to try the sprouted whole grain flax and apple cranberry flavours, toasted and with ghee on top. I also purchased a six-pack of the sprouted whole grain flax bagel thins for $6.99. Here’s what my breakfast looked like the next day:
Michael was with me when we tried the samples at Pete’s Frootique. His first response was, “Wow, these taste like real bagels!” I couldn’t agree more! This is the product that I’ve been looking for. They are light, toast well, and have tons of flavour. As a bonus, each bagel has only 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. For some people, that might be too small a serving, but I find that these bagels are the perfect start to my day.
There are some other great things about O’Doughs. For one, they are a Canadian company. As well, their products are gluten-free, non-GMO, egg free, and kosher, making them suitable for a wide variety of diets.
I’m sad to say that I’ve already consumed almost the entire package of bagel thins that I bought last weekend, but I’m glad that I can now get more right here in Halifax!