Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels Review

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

Well, it’s that season again. Everything with pumpkin pie spice and this year, Trader Joe’s has gone overboard. I started seeing the pumpkin stuff hitting the shelves in mid-August but couldn’t bring myself to buy any of it until we got into September. Well, we had some cool rainy weather so I said, it’s time to start.

One of the first things I picked up was Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels (This review is for the regular bagels, not the gluten free ones) because we go through a lot of bagels in my house (and I am still pissed off that they stopped selling the whole wheat bagels in early 2019). I picked up a bag of these and was a little skeptical because they looked like cheap supermarket bagels and not the high quality bagels that Trader Joe’s is known for.

The next morning, I pulled one out and it looked like mushy bread and not a real bagel. I tried to cut it in half and I was kind of able to do that but it was all soft, just like the crappy ones you get at Safeway. If I wasn’t doing a review for this blog, I probably would’ve just thrown it in the trash, but I soldiered on.

I toasted it hoping that the bagel would firm up a bit and get a nice crisp edge to it. I waited and waited until I saw it was getting nice and brown and I could smell that telltale aroma of pumpkin pie spice emanating from my toaster oven. I wanted to keep this a fair review, so I didn’t try the pumpkin cream cheese. Probably a good thing since I would be completely overwhelmed by the pumpkin pie spice.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels on plate

After I toasted the bagel halves, I put some regular Trader Joe’s cream cheese on them, and was I disappointed. These bagels, while they had a decent flavor of pie spices, and supposedly they have pumpkin flour, the texture was a huge letdown. They were soft and doughy and had no bite to them. I would never buy these again and will probably just feed them to the dogs.

Trader Joe’s can do much better than this. This was a huge disappointment for them.

On a scale of 1 to 10 Bells, I am going to have to give this 1 bell. It was AWFUL! Don’t buy them…

Ingredients

UNBLEACHED ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, PUMPKIN PIE SPICE BITS (CANE SUGAR, WHEAT FLOUR, DEXTROSE, SUNFLOWER OIL, WHEAT STARCH, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, CLOVE, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR), PUMPKIN FLOUR (PUMPKIN, RICE FLOUR), CANE SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, CULTURED WHEAT FLOUR (FOR FRESHNESS), SEA SALT, SPICES (CINNAMON, NUTMEG, GINGER), SPICE BLEND (WHEAT FLOUR, ANNATTO AND TURMERIC [SPICE AND COLOR]), VEGETABLE MONOGLYCERIDES (MONOGLYCERIDES, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID), GUAR GUM, DOUGH CONDITIONERS (WHEAT FLOUR, ASCORBIC ACID, ENZYMES), ENRICHED FARINA (FARINA, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID).

  • CONTAINS WHEAT.

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