Review: Schar Bagels
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Jul 12 2012

Review: Schar Bagels

Last week when I shared the pictures from the Schar US facility opening, I mentioned the new gluten-free bagels.  I received samples of the brand new bagels yesterday and didn’t waste any time diving right in to sample them!

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The bagels came frozen and Schar recommends keeping them frozen until you are ready to use them to maintain freshness.  They can be enjoyed right out of the bag, at room temperature, but they recommend toasting.  More about the bagels:

• Fortified with vitamins, calcium, and iron
• Excellent source of fiber
• Rich in Calcium
• Low fat, low saturated fat
• Cholesterol-free
• Preservative-free
• Non-GMO

Plain bagels – 240 calories, 3 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 6 grams fiber.  Ingredients: water, corn starch, rice flour, buckwheat flour, yeast, psyllium seed husks (vegetable fiber), rice starch, canola oil, soy protein, cane sugar syrup, modified cellulose, salt, tartaric acid, calcium citrate, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin.

Cinnamon raisin bagels – 250 calories, 3 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 6 grams fiber.  Ingredients: water, corn starch, rice flour, buckwheat flour, sugar, raisins, yeast, psyllium seed husks (vegetable fiber), rice starch, canola oil, soy protein, cane sugar syrup, modified cellulose, salt, apple extract, cinnamon, tartaric acid, calcium citrate, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin.

First I sampled the plain bagel.  I toasted the bagel and then topped with avocado and sea salt (one of my favorite combos) to pair with my salad for lunch.

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This was love at first bite!!  These bagels have a great texture and flavor that can easily be paired with hundreds of different toppings, spreads or eaten plain.  I can’t wait to make pizza bagels with these!  The cinnamon raisin bagels are equally as tasty and make a perfect breakfast treat smeared with a layer of cream cheese or butter.

The bagels can be purchased on the Schar website, but are currently listed as “out of stock”.  Schar products can also be found in stores across the US – to find the location closest to you, use the store locator.

Have you tried the new Schar bagels?  What did you think?

**These bagels were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. V Demetros says:

    Yum, can’t wait to try them. So happy to find GF and egg-free bagels for my daughter. Thanks. Now I just have to find them. :-)

  2. MJ says:

    They look better than the Udi’s, which were disappointing – usually love their stuff.

    • Kim says:

      I was very impressed with these! I loved Udi’s bagels when they first came out, but they seem to be dry now. I liked them b/c I could eat them at room temperature, but I don’t seem to be able to do that any more. I haven’t yet tried the Schar at room temperature, but hope to today!

      Kim

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