The pros: If you enjoy the topping flavor of an everything bagel you'll like Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning flavors here.
The cons: If you are that person who gets poppy or sesame seeds stuck in your teeth all the time then you might not appreciate this.
The verdict: For $1.99 you get a 2.3 ounce jar of the same seasonings that usually find themselves on an everything bagel: salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, and dried minced garlic. While no one flavor dominates Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning, the sesame seems the strongest since there are two varieties in this.
This is going to be a pretty flexible seasoning blend. If my Instagram account is any indication, Trader Joe's may want to borrow the tag line from Frank's Red Hot because people are putting this on everything. Eggs, avocado toast, bagels, or if you didn't appreciate Trader Joe’s Soft Handmade Pretzel without the salt then this product could make it an everything Pretzel, and I'm sure there will be more as time goes along.
I'm sure beyond breakfast foods there are a lot of good possibilities here especially for fish, chicken or on top of a stir fry. It's a nice seasoning blend, especially if you are afraid of blending your own combination. It's worth picking up. As a native New Yorker I can tell you that this definitely is an everything bagel without the bagel.
The jar of Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend:
The nutritional information and ingredients:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
On top of eggs this morning:
Would I buy this again? Yes. As soon as it's empty I'll be happy to buy more.
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