As expected, I came home this morning and found my bagel order had arrived. It was still outside, and the last two days have been warm, so no – the thermal packaging for an extra $3.99 was not necessary. That’s good news! It makes the shipping even cheaper. 😀
As you know from my last post, I love (love, LOVE) the “Everything Bagel” from The Great Low Carb Bread Company. I’ve been through two packages of them already, and every single bagel was absolutely delicious!
I originally ordered them at Amazon, but this last package (above) I got at Netrition – with much cheaper shipping. Like I said above, you can just pay the $4.95 flat rate shipping (no matter how much stuff you order) – there’s no need for faster shipping or thermal packaging, both of which are more expensive. My bagels arrived fresh and fast with their regular shipping.
Since I loved the Everything Bagels so much, I of course ordered them again – but also decided to try the Cinnamon Bagels. YUCK. 😛 Ack. lol…
To be fair, I should’ve researched the ingredients first. They contain stevia. I assumed they’d just have cinnamon – not a sweetener – and I could definitely taste the sweetener in them. 😐 I think the Cinnamon Bagels are OKAY, I just don’t care for the “fake sweet” taste that so many products try to accomplish.
I’ve been moving away from artificial sweeteners completely over the last few months. Except for a flavored creamer (sugar free hazelnut) I like in my coffee sometimes, I’ve all but eliminated it from my diet.
For something sweet, but still healthy, I’ve been mixing coconut oil and peanut butter with a dash of vanilla extract. It comes out like peanut butter fudge. 😀
I definitely prefer the Everything Bagel.
I would love to try some of their other breads and bagels too. I’ve heard their sourdough bread is fabulous! Just nothing “sweet” next time – which I probably should have expected, and definitely should have researched.
Like I said, the Cinnamon Bagel was OKAY. I did eat it, since I bought them and toasted it – I mean, you might as well eat it once it’s been buttered, right? lol… But as soon as I bit into it I could taste the Stevia. And yes, it left an aftertaste too. Blech! The “Everything Bagel” has a MUCH nicer flavor to it. Not overwhelming, but definitely nice – a nice hint of garlic is the thing that stands out most to me when I’m eating those.
With both bagels, the texture is nice – especially when toasted – and the Everything Bagel definitely makes for a flavorful hot sandwich! It’s not spongy, too dense, too light – it has a nice crisp to it, with a chewy bagel-like texture.
You might like the Cinnamon Bagel, especially if you like Stevia or don’t mind something with artificial sweetener in it. I just personally did not (like it). I do like cinnamon though. It’s especially nice to brew it in with your coffee sometimes, for a bit of a sweet change – and it goes very well with heavy cream, if you use that.
I’d love to know if anyone else has tried the Cinnamon Bagel from The Great Low Carb Bread Company – or which of their products you have tried. Leave a comment and let’s compare notes!
p.s. Here’s a picture of the Low Carb Cinnamon Bagel (with butter):