Plain Bagel Surprise

Sunday, October 4, 2009

One morning, a little over a week ago, Wendi and I were having breakfast. I toasted a couple of plain bagels, and for Wendi, I spread one half with strawberry-flavored cream cheese and the other half with Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread. Wendi put them together for a chocolate-strawberry breakfast treat. For my bagel, I spread one half with the strawberry cream cheese and the other half with onion-and-chive, choosing to eat the pieces separately.

A few minutes later, Wendi exclaimed, “Whew! This bagel is spicy. My mouth is on fire!” Puzzled, I replied, “What do you mean? These are plain bagels.” Wendi showed me some red and green pieces that she pulled out of her bagel. I examined them, then tasted them. To our amazement, the bagels were mislabeled. Instead of the lovely chocolate-strawberry bagel sandwich she expected, Wendi was eating a chocolate, strawberry, jalapeño and crushed red pepper bagel sandwich!

Wendi gave the rest of her sandwich to me. Now realizing what I had before me, I found it a most interesting taste experience. But Wendi decided to eat from a different package of bagels next time.