Bite-sized bagels? Why didn’t Timmy’s think of this first?


With apologies to all those who worship at the throne of Tim Hortons, I’ve never really understood the appeal…EXCEPT for Timbits. You can fit quite a variety of flavours into a box, and somehow eating these Lilliputian treats doesn’t seem to carry with it the guilt of gorging yourself on their larger, sugary-sweet siblings.

But what if you’re in the mood for something more chewy or savoury? There’s really nothing better than a freshly baked bagel, toasted golden brown and served with cream cheese. But at Timmy’s, you’ll have to opt for the full-sized version only. And I’ve never found it worth standing in those line ups of shame, waiting for your sugar fix. (The ads lie folks—you can easily make better coffee at home.)

Bagel O’s to the rescue.

These frozen bite-sized bagels, served in packs of three, are like the holes from the middle of regular-sized bagels, only filled with whipped cream cheese of various flavours; classic, blueberry, smoked salmon, and herb garlic. Made by Tastefully Yours Bakers in Toronto, these quick little morsels go from freezer to plate in mere moments and the result is a satisfying snack without the Timmy’s line up!

Wait? Frozen? Fast food you mean? That was our initial reaction too, until we tossed a few into the toaster oven and tried them for ourselves. The flavour was really good, and the texture was rather convincing. And unlike even fresh bagels, which are actually surprisingly high in fat, calories and sodium, Bagel O’s are certified Kosher, have no trans fat, no preservatives, are nut-free, and are as low as 70 calories each!

What, you too proud to serve five minute freezer snacks? I didn’t think so. Trust me, you’ll look like a star when you serve these warm, golden-brown bits of love oozing with melting cream cheese the next time you have guests over. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if they appeared on pub appetizer menus soon. And you won’t regret having these on hand on busy mornings as you rush out the door, steaming Bagel O’s in hand.

Bagel O’s are available across Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, and Real Canadian Superstore, and are a bargain at $1.49 per sleeve or $3.99 per package of 12.

I wonder how long until “Bagelbits” appear on the menu at Timmy’s?


12 Responses to “Bite-sized bagels? Why didn’t Timmy’s think of this first?”

  1. Posted on July 23rd, 2009

    I am with you on the Tim Horton’s I have never seen the appeal. As for the mini bagels…they kind of sound good, just seems weird (and maybe even wrong somehow) to buy your food at Shoppers Drug Mart :-)

    Doesn’t mean I am not going to try them though, thanks!

  2. Posted on July 27th, 2009

    Can’t wait to try these. Sound yummy.

  3. Posted on July 30th, 2009

    Another tig fr e to look out for at Shoppers Drug Mart in the food section :)
    There is nothing “wrong” with buying food at Shoppers.
    They actually sell many goumet items.
    I actually randomly found some very interesting items lately in the stores that have a large food section.

    One open till midnight store near me they had La Tourangelle roasted hazelnut oil, roasted walnut, almond oil also, organic olive oils (Shoppers own brand Nativa,from Italy i think).
    Also several kinds of Fleur de Sel-tried a citrus one.
    Bought an pepper grinder with black pepper,rose petals and orange peel!
    Many types of imported cookies,some interesting shortbread like ones from Sunstart bakery in Ireland (also gluten free).
    Rice crackers, Snappea crisps.
    They also have organic frozen foods like Amy’s and organic frozen fruits like blueberries, raspberries and some pretty good frozen patatoes from a US natural brand (forget what it is,white packaging,tried the russet parmesan patatoes).

    Also there is the Nativa organic brand of foods and they have almost 100 products.
    There is also some European soda under the life brand in small and 1l glass bottles,it is quite good.

    I also recently went to a 24 hour location on Carling ave in Ottawa and they sell fresh cheese curds, bagged salads, feta cheese even.

    Anyway,there is nothing odd about buying food there it is just like another store.
    Hopefully some people will check out the larger stores with the food sections.
    They have the food flyer online also.

  4. Posted on July 31st, 2009

    ^ Thanks for the heads up on these items

    Different towns/cities have different markets. In BC (well Vancouver at least), a trip to Shopper’s is *usually* only for drug-mart-type items. Sunscreen, lotto tix, bus fare, cold drink, lotions, etc. I wouldn’t think of buying items from Shoppers to make a meal (although of course, it could be done)

    Maybe it’s the locations near me that suck, but whenever possible, I lean towards London Drugs.. especially if I have a candy craving.

  5. Posted on May 19th, 2010

    I see no freezer section in any Shoppers Drug Mart in Vancouver or Richmond. Am I missing something? I really want to try these but having trouble finding them. Any suggestions?

  6. Posted on June 22nd, 2010

    I’m questioning why there isn’t extra comments on this blog post. At any rate, it was a interesting read, so cheers.

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  8. Posted on March 7th, 2013

    Had them at our work the seniors love them

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  10. Posted on March 11th, 2013

    There is definately a lot to find out about this issue.
    Thanks for posting

  11. Posted on April 29th, 2013

    LOL.. Once I used to Make them …….1000’s a day…
    Good to See…..BTW the herb n garlic is my Favorite…

  12. Posted on May 10th, 2016

    I wonder what they do with all those declined Bagel O’s. I hope they are all shipped to the homeless in TO.

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