Monday, January 11, 2016

Rainbow Bagels, Cragels and Endangered Species Almond Spread

This post has been many years in the making. I have been seeing Rainbow Bagels on Instagram for quite a while now, drooling as I look at each one. These bagels are made in Brooklyn by The Bagel Store, and they do ship. I thought I would start 2016 with finally trying one of these darn bagels! They also make something called a Cragel, a cross between a Brooklyn bagel and a croissant. Yes, we needed to try a few of those too!  
You can order online from The Bagel Shop, it's very simple. I ordered a few of the Cragels to try, the one here with the Rainbow Bagel is Cinnamon flavored. The Rainbow Bagels have no nuts, egg or dairy in them. 

I first tried the Cragel, with some very tasty Almond Spread from Endangered Species, which was sent to me to sample. The spread is actually Gluten Free, certified vegan and a portion goes to help endangered wildlife. The Cragle was one of the most yummy things I ever ate! It was not what I expected, very light and cake like. You know how some bagels you eat are very heavy, and you feel heavy after you eat them - this was not the case. And the almond spread went well with the cinnamon flavor in the Cragel. Oh happy day!  
This is the inside of the Rainbow Bagel once cut, too cute to eat! They smell mind-blowing, and their flavor is vanilla which is just fabulous!  
How cute would this be to serve to anyone? Well, I just added some rainbow sprinkles on top of my cream cheese. If you visit the Bagel Store in person, they sell Funfetti Cream Cheese, which is a rainbow sprinkle-filled white cake (reminiscent of Pillsbury's Funfetti), and then carefully blends it into a cream cheese frosting so there are still bits of cake, cream cheese and sprinkles in every bite. I just can't tell you how much you need to stop here if you EVER visit Brooklyn, NY! 

The Rainbow Bagel was the same as the Cragel, very light and oh so darn tasty. Now, the shipping on these is a bit pricey because they need to be sent second day, but it is so worth it. Plus if you purchase the dozen, they freeze well and you can enjoy the treat every so often. They would make a wonderful breakfast if you were having guests to you home as well! I am so happy I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase these. I don't know which was better, the look of the bagels/cragels or their taste!! They were well worth every darn penny!! 

You can order from The Bagel Shop on their website HERE. Please let me know if you do try them how awesome they were! 

The Endangered Species chocolate, which again did send me a sample jar to try, is a wonderful company who helps wildlife. This is their motto:

10% of our net profits are donated annually to current 10% GiveBack Partners;  each is guaranteed a minimum annual donation of $10,000 and is free to use the funds on projects they deem most important. With over $1 million generated in the past three years alone, each chocolate purchase adds up to big support that helps wildlife thrive.

I love the fact that you can help keep animals alive along with enjoying some very tasty chocolate! You can check on their website to see if their products are carried in your area, my favorite store, Wegmans, carries many items in their line. 

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