Bagel Bites

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A close-up shot of pepperoni Bagel Bites

Bagel Bites are a snack type pizza bagel.


History[edit]

Bagel Bites were invented by Stanley Garczynski and Bob Mosher, both of Fort Myers, Florida, and then later sold to a major food producer.[1] It is currently owned by Heinz via the Ore-Ida brand.

Varieties[edit]

The mini-bagels are topped with cheese and other pizza toppings. Bagel Bites are available in six flavors: Cheese & Pepperoni [1]; Three Cheese; Cheese, Sausage & Pepperoni; Mozzarella Cheese; Supreme; and Extreme Nacho (sold only in Canada). Bagel Bites come in 9, 18, 40, and 72 count varieties. Bagel Bites are manufactured in Southwest Florida.

Bagel Bites also markets Stuffed Bagel Bites, which consists of the toppings on the inside of the bagel dough crust. The stuffed snacks are available in Pepperoni & Cheese and Three Cheese. Preparation of Bagel Bites involves either a microwave or an oven.

Popular culture[edit]

During the 1980s, Bagel Bites ran a television commercial, most popular during children's programming, featuring the jingle:

Pizza in the morning,

Pizza in the evenin',
Pizza at suppertime!
When pizza's on a bagel,
You can eat pizza anytime!

—Bagel Bites' 1980 commercial


The lyrics were altered from The McGuire Sisters' 1957 single Sugartime, written by Charlie "Sugartime" Phillips.

The jingle was recently performed on a web exclusive video for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, in which him and Meat Loaf do a rock operatic style, extended remake of the jingle (with additional lyrics), titled "Ode to Bagel Bites". [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Evan. "Creative energy unleashed: Southwest Florida inventors who shaped the world". Florida Weekly. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  2. ^ Hartsell, Carol (2011-04-27). "Fallon, Meat Loaf Sing An Ode To Bagel Bites (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 

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