Survey Reveals How Most People Eat Bagels

Bagels are one of those foods that can be eaten a variety of different ways. Two of the most popular techniques are eating the two halves pressed together, and eating each side one-by-one. Those who take the first approach might even liken the food item to a sandwich, which not everyone might agree with. However, this makes sense, given the way they eat the food.

On the other hand, the common, "one half at a time," method is done by separating each half of the bagel and eating each half by itself. One TikTok user, @juliamusilli, explained why she enjoys eating her bagels this way. She stated that the bagel "lasts longer" in a video, therefore making it her preferred method. It's clear that this technique is the standard for many people, as a handful of TikTok users wrote that they agreed in the comment section of the video.

But which method ultimately reigns supreme?

One half at a time is the most popular method

A survey conducted by YouGov revealed that 62% of people preferred eating their bagels one-half at a time. On the flip side, only 16% of participants said that they liked eating their bagels with both halves together. The remaining 33% of votes were broken down between participants saying they had no preference (11%) or the question did not apply to them (12%). There were a total of 1,000 U.S. adult citizens included in this survey, which was conducted from February 2, 2022 to February 7, 2022.

As stated before, the "one half at a time" technique seems to be very popular amongst bagel eaters.

Many celebrities have been photographed eating their bagels this way, such as Kourtney Kardashian and Jimmy Kimmel (via Kveller). Though there is nothing wrong with eating a bagel like a sandwich, there is that bliss of having the bagel for "longer" when taking it apart, which is likely why this technique is so popular.