Let’s say you happen to wander into your local Lawson’s (my favorite of the combini chains, and also the one closest to my house) in search of a sweet treat. Perhaps you might spot these cute, colorful little guys in the dessert cooler and debate picking them up.
DON’T DO IT.
They are not macarons. They are not cute little cakies. They are an abomination, pretending to be bagels. That’s right, bagels. “Sweet Petit Bagels” to be exact. Think of them instead as a mouthful of sadness.
They have all the bland gumminess of frozen bagels, and none of the sweet cakey-ness that their colorful appearance would have you believe. The only redeeming factor is the fruity cream cheese filling, of which there is far too little of to balance the terrible dryness of the bagels themselves.
I grew up in predominantly Jewish neighborhood. I have family in New York, and have spent extensive time in the city. I lived in Montreal for 5 years. I know from bagels, and these? These are not bagels.
Do you think they look good, or gross? Usually Lawson’s has quite lovely desserts, but their most recent series has been kind of hit or miss. These are a serious miss. Lawson, I am disappoint.