You Won't Guess What The Main Ingredient Of Einstein Bros.' Newest Bagel Is

While bagels may seem like a healthier breakfast option than certain other ring-shaped treats, Fitday reveals that this is actually not the case. A typical plain bagel contains about 215 calories, which is slightly lower than the 229 calories in a glazed doughnut, but the bagel packs a whopping 42 grams of carbs, significantly higher than the 25 grams found in that glazed doughnut. What's more, a plain bagel has 443 milligrams of sodium, which, according to the American Heart Association, is nearly 1/3 of the daily recommended amount for most adults.

About the only good thing you can say about bagels, nutrition-wise, is that they are relatively low in fat — Healthline says about 2 grams for a medium-sized plain one. However, topping your bagel with butter or a "schmear" of cream cheese blows this all to heck, although at least the latter option might add a tiny bit of protein since this is something else that most bagels seem to lack. Leave it to Einstein Bros. to finally come up with a bagel that even a keto dieter could love.

What's in an Eggel?

According to Baking Business, Einstein Bros.' new "Eggels" are, as the name implies, made out of eggs. The eggs aren't added to the bagel dough (which doesn't typically contain this ingredient). Instead, Eggels are actually sous vide prepared eggs that are bagel-shaped to fit the chain's theme. According to Einstein Bros., this product wasn't created to attract the carb-averse, but to satisfy their need for a gluten-free product. As the chain admitted in a statement, "There isn't a gluten-free bagel that can compete with the taste of fresh-baked bagels," hence the new egg-only product that Chef Chad Thompson, head of culinary innovation, declares to be "just as satisfying as a fresh-baked bagel."

Einstein's menu shows Eggels available in two varieties: three meat and cheese (bacon, sausage, ham, and cheddar) and veggie egg white (peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and asiago). The meat version has 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of protein, while the veggie comes in at 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein. Not many reviews yet, although one Twitter user found the Eggel disappointing, with a "taste [that] was okay" but too high of a price. Chances are, though, if you like Starbucks' sous vide bites, you'll like these, as well...but, unlike real bagels, they probably won't make a good sandwich.