Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kraft Bagelfuls Product Review

So I was asked to try Kraft Bagel-fuls a couple of weeks ago, and thought "Why not? I like bagels and frozen things!" So Kraft sent me a coupon for a box, I picked it up, and now here we are.

In the interest of full disclosure, let me say: I am definitely NOT a morning person, and I hardly ever eat a "proper" breakfast. As proof, I give you my attitude towards sampling this morning:

Tired and skeptical. Possibly not super enthusiastic. Notice the bed-head.

But after a shower and a bit of waking up time, I was much more excited to check out Bagel-fuls. Matt also tried one, although he had his before I'd even gotten out of bed - and therefore avoided my not-so-skillful morning photography skills.

Ready to chow down!

First, some info on the product itself. There are tons of different flavors - so I chose to try the Original (plain bagel with plain cream cheese). Bagelfuls come in boxes of 4, and at a Fred Meyer in Washington State, they'll set you back about $2 a box. The Originals are 200 calories, and based on some quick internet research, this is pretty comparable. You store the box in the fridge, and then heat up the individually packaged Bagelfuls in the microwave for 30 seconds or the toaster.

In my hand for sizing reference, heated up and ready to be eaten!

I cut mine in two to make for easier eating, and was greeted with warm, gooey cream cheese oozing in the middle and out of the ends. Now to be completely honest: these DO NOT replace the traditional bagel and cream cheese. If given the choice between Noah's Bagels and Bagel-fuls, I'd choose Noah's Bagels hands down. Another negative - the ingredients list. I don't make ti a habit of eating processed food very often, and this ingredient list contained quite a few things that I couldn't pronounce and had to look up (all ingredients are listed on the product website).

Gooey cream cheese oozing out, ready to be munched.

However, these were quick and easy to fix. I don't have a lot of time in the mornings (which is one of the reasons I don't eat breakfast), but I could definitely take 30 seconds to pop one of these in the microwave while I'm rushing out the door. While they're not as flavorful as a fresh bagel with cream cheese, they taste pretty good and are a good substitute. I'm also super sodium sensitive, and found that these contained quite a bit less sodium than the average single-serving frozen/chilled processed food. Additionally, if you live alone (or don't eat a whole lot of bread products), I'd recommend these so that you don't have to buy a whole pack of bagels and cream cheese that will go bad before you can finish it.

So will I be eating Bagel-fuls on a regular basis? Probably not. But I can definitely see myself picking up a box of these in the near future to have on hand for quick snacks and house guests, especially considering how often I have guests!

P.S. Matt's thoughts: "It was pretty good!"


Rachel said...

I would like to note that you have exceptionally long fingers, thus making the size comparison possibly misleading. :)

Maggie said...

I've seen these - so funny looking.

Thanks for the well wishes on my post yesterday :)

ShockTheBourgeois said...

I must say- I'm put off. Mostly because I want them to look like bagels. Why don't they look like bagels????

Anyway. Bagelwhatsits should make you their spokesperson. If you were on the box, I would totally buy them.

Becca said...

@ Rachel: You're right. My hands are abnormally long. Take note, readers!

@ Maggie: Always happy to share in awesome moments like that. Congrats again!

@ Liz: I wanted them to be round, too. Maybe that presents more construction difficulties? Haha. I definitely have a visual expectation when eating my bagels, and these did NOT fulfill that either. :D