Thomas' Plain Made With Whole Grain Bagel Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jul 28, 2011
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Thomas' Plain Made With Whole Grain Bagel

I usually spend an hour or 2 a week cruising the supermarket aisles, paper and pen in hand, looking at products that strike my fancy. On my last excursion - two "made with whole grain" products caught my eye - Bimbo Whole Grain White Bread (Review) and Thomas' Plain Made With Whole Grain Bagel - Bimbo Bakeries is the parent company for both brands.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bagel (95 grams)
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 2 grams, 3%
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, 3%
Sodium: 480 mg, 20%
Carbohydrates: 52 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 12%
Sugars: 7 grams
Protein: 10 grams

I was intrigued mainly because of the marketing aspect. I mean "made with whole grains" doesn't mean it's the 1st or even 2nd ingredient - or even that it's a major player. In this case, whole wheat flour is the 3rd ingredient, behind unbleached enriched wheat flour and water (same as with Bimbo Whole Grain White Bread). That means that this too, is a closer relative to plain bagels in tems of taste and texture, than to a whole wheat bagel ... which would be more like a 2nd or 3rd cousin twice removed. In fact, it looked, felt and tasted just like a plain bagel to me.

Each 95 gram Thomas' Plain Made With Whole Grain Bagel provides 260 calories from 2 grams of fat (3% of the daily value), 0.5 grams of which is saturated (3% of the DV), 480 mg sodium (20% of the DV), 3 grams of fiber (12% of the DV). 7 grams of sugars and 10 grams of protein.

A Plain Thomas' Bagel has the same amount of calories and fat, slightly more sodium (500 mg), but 1 gram less fiber, protein and sugars, than the "Made With Whole Grain" Bagel. The 100% Whole Wheat Thomas' Bagel provides 20 less calories, same fat, protein & sugars, but less sodium (400 mg) and more fiber (7 grams).

I purchased a pack with 6 Thomas' Plain Made With Whole Grain Bagel on sale for $2.50, and I would definitely get the Whole Grain bagel instead which was also on sale for the same price.

{Website: Thomas'}

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 35
Price: 4
Overall: 3.5
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