Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone - the hours and minutes are ticking away for all the last minute shoppers out there, but that doesn't mean you can't still snap up something nice if you're quick, or plan your next post Xmas shopping trip.
I thought now would be an ideal time to bring back 'Freelancers Snack Time', my feature where I review something yummy which may (or may not) be right at home on my home office desk. This time I was lucky enough to have the chance to review New York Bakery Company's Orange and Cranberry Bagels.
I am a fairly recently convert to bagels as the taste of a plain bagel doesn't really do it for me, I hate onions with a passion so an onion bagel was out, and to be honest I couldn't be bothered with any special fillings. But thanks to Mum I now have a thing for New York Bakery's Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels, and they are until now, the only brand/make I have eaten on a regular basis.
I was intrigued to taste the orange and cranberry bagels, wondering how much taste and flavour they would have, and if I'm honest I expected the orange to be quite over powering. First impressions were good, they didn't smell too strong, although I was a little disappointed to have a 4 pack, instead of the 5 I was used too. The four bagels didn't last long though!! In some ways eating them was a little like demolishing a hot cross bun, but without the spice. Both flavours were there in a homely kind of way, but not over powering, so if I had been in the mood I could still have spread jam over them and it not taste funny.
A moister treat than some bagels I've tasted, but well cooked and a good balance of flavour. Unlike a certain home brand supermarket make which was verging on burnt, with this festive bagel pack the New York Bakery Company have maintained their quality and consistency. I'm not normally a fan of the limited edition flavours that come out at Xmas, and find them a bit too predictable, but if you want an alternative to Christmas pudding and mince pies, or are fed up of toast for breakfast, then this is a good option.
4 bagels eaten in 4 days, but if you want to grab a pack you best be quick, Orange and Cranberry packs are limited edition. Search for them in your local supermarket or online shopping portal.