Have you ever heard of Sweet Note gluten free bagels?
I hadn't...until recently. Fortunately, their distribution has expanded to include CVS, Whole Foods, Shop Rite, Dean & Deluca, MOM's Organic Market, Door to Door Organics, and Weis (but not all locations of these stores -- enter your zip on this page of their website to find the closest location to you).
Their "claim to fame," so to speak, is that they have created the first authentic, New York-syle bagel that is gluten free (AND free of the top 8 common food allergens). I thought about that statement, and YES, they are right. They are authentic, in terms of look, texture, and taste. You'd never believe they were gluten free, much less free of other allergens, too. While our family buys other gluten free bagels, we have yet to find one that comes close to a traditional bagel. Some are like eating a big round-shaped piece of tasteless bread, others are tasty but not really what you remember bagels tasting like, and still others use a lot of bean flour, which I don't care for (weird aftertaste).
These bagels are smaller, denser, crusty on the outside, and chewy on the inside -- just what authentic New York bagels should be. They are made in a dedicated gluten free facility, so no need to worry about cross contamination in the preparation process. I also love that a they are non-GMO (in addition to being soy free, dairy free, egg free, and peanut/tree nut free).
There are three flavors to choose from in stores: Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, and Everything (shown above). Seasonal flavors include French Toast and Tomato Basil. If you order online, you can also get Onion, Poppy, Garlic Herb, Salt, Garlic, Blueberry, Pumpkin Spice, "Sunrise Swirl,"" and "Unicorn Bagel." They come in packs of 4 and range in price from $7.25 - $9.99.
The best news is that now through next Friday, September 23, you have the chance to win a FREE pack of Sweet Note bagels fore each week of the school year (from October 2016 to June 2016)! All you need to do is share your breakfast or lunch bagel creation that incorporates a Sweet Note bagel. One winner will be selected at random from those who submit an entry.
So get creative and show us how you go #BagelToSchool with Sweet Note Bakery. Please submit all entries by September 23, 2016. To enter, do one of the following:
- Share your photos and recipe via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BagelToSchool. (Also, be sure to tag Sweet Note Bakery using @glutenfreebagel).
- Post your #BagelToSchool photos on Sweet Note Bagel's Facebook page.
- Not on social media? You can still participate. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be alerted by September 30, 2016.
If you can't find Sweet Note bagels near you, check out their online ordering details (when orders go out and how they ship) here on this page of their site. If ordering online, use the code BAGELTOSCHOOL to save 10% until September 23, 2016.
We've really enjoyed the Sweet Note bagels we've tried so far (Everything and Plain). And we're looking forward to trying the Blueberry, French Toast, and Pumpkin Spice that we ordered online!