So I impulse bought these bagels. Or rather, impulse got them, as I had a coupon for a free bag of Thomas Bagels. And they kinda reek.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re pretty good. I ate a few toasted with brie plus deli ham. Super good combination, highly recommended. However, every time I walked into my kitchen, the scent of maple & french toast would hit me in the face.
My entire backpack would smell from taking one to work, for that matter.
And maybe it’s not such a bad thing, as it’s a really good smell. However, I’m not even sure making the real thing would smell this strong. And that’s with a pan frying all of those smells into the air, whereas these things smell even while trapped inside their plastic bag. So I started thinking too much about what the heck was put into them to make them smell so strongly. And then I started thinking about someone dumping a bunch of perfume into bagel batter. (Bagel dough? Yeah, that’s probably more correct.)
Anyhow, they’re pretty tasty. Just, uh, don’t think too deeply about why they smell so strong.