Bagel Bites

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Bagel Bites
A close-up shot of pepperoni Bagel Bites
Product typePizza bagels
OwnerKraft Heinz
CountryU.S.
MarketsWorldwide
Previous ownersH.J. Heinz Company
WebsiteBagel Bites

Bagel Bites are a frozen snack pizza bagel.

History[edit]

Bagel Bites were invented by Stanley Garkzynski and Bob Mosher, both of Fort Myers, Florida, who then sold the company to major food producer John Labatt Co.. Later a large portion of Labatt Co. was purchased by Heinz in 1991 in a $500 million deal.[1] Bagel Bites is currently still 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. Bagel Bites come in 9, 18, 24, 40, and 72 count varieties. Bagel Bites are manufactured in Southwest Florida.

Bagel Bites also makes Breakfast Bagel Bites, which consists of breakfast toppings on the mini-bagel. These are available in Bacon & Cheese, Bacon Egg & Cheese, Bacon Sausage & Cheese and Sausage Egg & Cheese. Preparation of Bagel Bites involves either a microwave or an oven.

Popular culture[edit]

During the 1990s, 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' 1990s commercial

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

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

See also[edit]

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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