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Trader Joe's 100 Percent Whole Wheat Everything Bagel Slims

100% Whole Wheat Everything Bagel Slims

Ingredients

Water, White Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Wheat, Gluten, Cellulose Fiber, Yeast, Toasted Dehydrated Onion, Cultured Wheat Flour (For Added Freshness), Roasted, Dehydrated Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Salt, Vegetable Monoglycerides with Ascorbic Acid and Citric Acid (For Added Freshness), Guar Gum, Enzymes, Canola Oil.

Contains wheat. May contain traces of corn meal.

Nutrition Facts
8 servings per container
Serving size 1 Bagel (46g/1.6 oz)

Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 5g

Calcium 6mg 1%
Iron 4mg 23%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Though it’s not our favorite meal of the day, breakfast is important, and it’s a great way to kick off your day right. For those mornings when we don’t have the time (or fortitude) to cook up some eggs or blend a smoothie, we love to toast up a bagel and enjoy a quick and easy meal.

But, as we’re getting older, we’re starting to be more and more conscious of our carb intake. That’s why we were excited to try these 100% Whole Wheat Everything Bagel Slims.

On paper, they sound perfect – bagels with less carbs! Unfortunately, these Bagel Slims are a bit of a sham – they’re nothing like bagels. They don’t have the doughy goodness, the firmness, the texture, and certainly not the taste of bagels. They are essentially pieces of bread.

Don’t get us wrong, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’re all for reducing calorie/carb consumption, and these Slims make for good sandwiches and sub in nicely for a piece of toast. We just don’t like being fooled into thinking that they’re bagels. Just because they are shaped like bagels, and called bagels, doesn’t mean they are bagels.

Another disappointment? Calling these Slims “everything” is a bit of a misnomer as well – they’re missing one of the most important “everything” toppings: salt. We certainly understand how billing them as whole wheat and (implicitly) more healthy, then adding a salt topping might present a conflict. Still, if you call them “everything”, we expect “everything”. Point is, they’re arguably tasty, but the topping was minimal and a bit of a disappointment.

If you’re looking for a toast alternative, you might enjoy these Bagel Slims. If you’re looking for real bagel taste with less carbs, you’re better off getting a real bagel and scooping it out.

Did you know this item’s thin plastic package is recyclable? You can’t recycle it with traditional plastic containers, but you can drop it off at most grocery and retail stores – including Trader Joe’s. Click to learn more about recycling plastic bags and wrapping.

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Summary : If you're looking for a real bagel, you might be disappointed. Although these Slims are shaped like bagels and called bagels, they have the taste, texture and flavor of pieces of bread.

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2 comments

  1. Have bought these twice at TJ’s in Delaware. They are delicious. However, once you open the bag, regardless of the expiration date, withing a day or two, they are covered with mold. I keep my bread in a dark, room temperature cupboard and have not had a problem with any other bread, including those I have bought at Trader Joes. They seem to take on some moisture once they are open. Will not buy them again.

    • Thanks for your comment, Pat. We personally haven’t had a mold issue with these Slims (we’ve had similar issues with their Pretzel Bagels, though). Keep in mind that TJ’s has a great return/refund policy – we’ve never had an issue with returning items we didn’t like (or those that prematurely spoiled).

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