Celebrating 20 years of New Zealand’s favourite bagel

Celebrating 20 years of New Zealand’s favourite bagel

rsz_6-abes_landscapeA bagel is just a bread roll with a hole in it, isn’t it? Ask anyone who has tried a delicious steam-baked ABE’S Bagel and they will beg to differ. It’s that irresistible dense, chewy texture that makes them so distinct. An end result, which can only be achieved using the finest Australian wheat, artisan baker techniques, careful, proofing and then finally, steam-baking to perfection.

“We aim to ignite the passion behind bagel baking and highlight the taste benefits and versatility of choosing a hand crafted bagel over a loaf of white bread,” says Melanie Kyle.

ABE’S Bagels are hand crafted and baked in small batches using only the best ingredients; they contain no artificial colours or flavours and are also low in fat.

“We’ve got nothing against boring old toast, crumpets and muffins but once you’ve devoured a delicious ABE’S Bagel your taste buds will be telling you there’s no going back.”

ABE’S Bagels range of fresh bagels and crisps are available in the bread and snack aisle of all good supermarkets. The company was founded in 1996 and is New Zealand owned and operated, employing more than 50 people. Beginning life as a café bringing authentic bagels to Auckland’s CBD, they quickly grew a loyal following and began providing fresh bagels to supermarket chains nationally, before broadening their range to include Bagel Crisps and Bagel Bites as demand grew.

All ABE’S products are carefully baked in New Zealand, free of artificial colours or flavours and genetically modified ingredients. In addition, ABE’S is committed to being a sustainable operator; they are certified to Enviro-Mark NZ Gold level and working towards a zero-waste policy. ABE’S Bagels are best enjoyed when lightly toasted. They are great for breakfast or lunch.

So what is with the hole? The famous bagel hole allows for even baking of the dough. Although, years ago it was also useful in transporting bagels as they were linked together using string or rods for easier handling.

For more information, visit www.abesbagels.co.nz, or contact:

Sam Stone ph (09) 527 3736



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