Bagel decision-making: Cream cheese or jam?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by princealfie, Feb 1, 2007.

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Which you prefer on your bagel?

  1. cream cheese

    52 vote(s)
    92.9%
  2. jam/jelly

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    #1
    I got two free bagels at work today and was wondering what a democratic vote about what to stick on top on the bagel half would be.

    So for political purposes, I would like to know whether you prefer jam/jelly or cream cheese on your bagel half.

    Plus, we can recommend our favorite bagel brands while we're at it.

    I like Einstein Bagels a lot.
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Why not both? or as an alternative, try putting cottage cheese on top instead.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    #3
    Psh, neither. Butter only.

    I'm a "simplicity" kind of guy.
     
  4. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So is that a picture of the forthcoming iBagel?

    Or the new look for the Airport Express terminal? :D
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i like to schmear my bagel with peanut butter and jelly. pb&j bagels are absolutely my fav!
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Where's the "both" option?
    Cream cheese AND jam!
     
  7. shecky Guest

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    a nice schmear of chopped liver is always delightful on a good bagel.

    i am also fond of cinnamon-rasin bagels with willowtree chicken salad on top.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I LOVE butter, but cream cheese is nice once in a while.
     
  9. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    Yep - that's the best.

    Alternatively, smoked salmon flavoured cream cheese is good too.
    :)
     
  10. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    #12
    Neither.

    But if I had a choice, I would put:

    Tomato sauce
    Cheese
    Chicken
    Garlic
    Mushrooms
    Onions

    on my thin crust bagel. :)
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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  13. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    #15
    strawberry cream cheese for the win (semi best of both worlds)
     
  14. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    A shmear of cream cheese... really the only choice.
     
  15. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    I second the cream cheese. Is jam like jelly?
     
  16. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    #18
    There are slight differences...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam
     
  17. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I think I'll stick to jelly. Jam sounds too chunky for my liking :p
     
  18. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    I only use jelly. The whole visual I got from the words "toe jam" has ruined any thing labeled "Jam."
     
  19. balamw Moderator

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    #21
    Another vote for both if available, although depending on my mood I like em plain better.

    B
     
  20. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    #22
    Sorry, can't vote for both because that would be like indecisive :)
     
  21. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    I vote both as well

    maybe this is just a southern thing
    but
    first you have to fry the bagel in butter to toast it then the cream cheese and strawberry jam

    Manhattan bagle in Roswell, GA is the best
     
  22. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    Fried bagels? Wow, that sounds rather interesting. Please tell us more!
     
  23. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    not deep fried
    you slice the bagles in half and use roughly a tablespoon of butter (please no oleo or margerine) in a shallow frying pan and toast the bagles in the butter then smear them with cream cheese and strawberry jam

    it is supprisingly good and healthy

    french toast bagles are also good
     

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