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Bagel & Bagel comes to NewDays convenience stores

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By grape Japan

Bagel & Bagel is the top bagel provider in Japan, accounting for 83% of all bagel sales in the nation. With 29 locations throughout Japan and an online store, there are already many ways of getting you bagel fix. However, bagel lovers in Japan now have an even easier way of getting their Bagel & Bagel bagels.

Bagel & Bagel products are on sale at NewDays and NewDays Kiosk convenience store locations within the Tokyo area, Nagano and Tohoku (with the exception of Aomori and Akita Prefectures). If you've ever traveled around Japan using JR, you've probably noticed these stores since they are almost always located within or in the vicinity of JR stations.

Bagel & Bagel bagels don't use oil, eggs, or milk in their dough, which makes them lower in calories and fat compared to other bread products made using conventional methods. They are therefore an ideal choice for health-conscious customers. At NewDays and NewDays Kiosk locations, you'll have seven bagels to choose from.

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Blueberry 215 yen (tax included)

A flavorful bagel with plenty of juicy blueberries kneaded into it.

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Chocolate chip 215 yen (tax included)

A bagel with bittersweet semi-sweet chocolate chips kneaded into the moist and chewy dough.

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Maple Walnut 215 yen (tax included)

Maple sugar and large walnuts give this bagel a rich, natural sweetness.

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Cocoa white chocolate 215 yen (tax included)

Milky white chocolate kneaded into the dark cocoa dough create the perfect harmony in a bagel.

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In addition to the products introduced above, other types of bagels will be available, for a total of seven types.

From mid-May, the bagels will be sold in an original package design.

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You can learn more about Bagel & Bagel's business by visiting their website here.

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Love bagels, I just wish there were more dedicated bagel shops here that sell not only sweet bagels but also savory bagels like onion, garlic, tomato or spinach. Nothing beats a freshly baked bagel with cream cheese in the morning. They also should be freshly made and not in a wrapper. If this will be a hit, we shall see.

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Blueberry bagels can be absolutely divine. Not sure about the other flavors. My favorites are blueberry, onion, sesame seed and "everything" (onion, poppies, sesame seeds and a touch of garlic). Oy! In another life my morning jog would take me past a bagle bakery. The smells! I have a bad bagel habit.

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It would be nice if they sold savory flavors, like salmon and cream cheese.

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Agree with all...savory flavor bagels rock.

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...for that sort of money you can get a real bagel with a schmear in NY...

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As a New Yorker born and raised in Queens County, I really have a hard time eating what they call bagels all over the world, let alone here with the sugar content.

If they called them something unique I could understand.

They got good Lox here and tasty red onions, cream cheese and capers, but bagels are horrible. Even at those bagel shops around Kanto.

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Easy enough to make. I do wholewheat and rye.

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@zichi: Where do you get good whole wheat flour and rye flour in Japan?

And bagels are boiled in big vats of oil. How do you do that?

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Kyakusenbi_Arimasu

@zichi: Where do you get good whole wheat flour and rye flour in Japan?

I buy it from a company called Mamapan. You can buy direct from them, or from Amazon, or from them and pay with Amazon Pay. They have a wide of flours, white, wholewheat, rye. I buy their wholewheat from Hokkaido. They are in Shiga Prefecture.

I buy a 15kg bag of wholewheat for about ¥9,000.

From Amazon I buy Saf Instant Dry Yeast (for low-sugar bread, red label) value size, 1.1 pound (500 g)Saf Instant Dry Yeast (for low-sugar bread, red label). Mamapan sells it too,

Mamapan have many rye flours.

And bagels are boiled in big vats of oil. How do you do that?

I boil the dough than bake them in an oven. If you want deep fried use a deep frier like the ones for tempura

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And bagels are boiled in big vats of oil.

Not true at all.

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Bagels are boiled in water, not oil.

Boiling bagels in oil would mean they were deep fried, and bagels are not deep fried.

Maybe you’re thinking about some chippy in Glasgow. You know, the ones that deep fry everything.

In any case, someone claiming they’re from Queens, NYC, should know how bagels are made.

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Bagels are boilied in water, not oil. That was a mistype. Got distracted typing while watching the old Hotel Drama with Ippei. He is cute..

They are baked after boiling. Seems easy but rather quite technical.

@Zichi: Thanks for the up and up on where you get your flour. We appreciate it.

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Bagels are just boiled for about one minute on each side and then allowed to dry before baking. Making bagels is no more difficult than baking bread.

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@zichi: Where do you get good whole wheat flour and rye flour in Japan?

Tomizawa is also a good place to buy flour and other products for baking. There are many branches around Tokyo.

https://tomiz.com

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