The Best (And Worst) Way to Cut a Bagel

The other day, Tech Insider posted a video about “the best way to cut a bagel.” Intrigued, yet skeptical of the tech industry’s bagel-eating skills, we pressed play.

We were amused by the never-ending bagel loop they created, but not sold. The concept is to cut the bagel in the shape of a Möbius strip, which is a surface with just one side and one boundary. It’s a pretty cool mathematical phenomenon, and it has real world applications. But bagels, in our opinion, just aren’t one of them. At best, it’s a cool brunch trick. At it’s worst, it’s a sure way to get cream cheese all over your hands and face.

The best way, of course, is to simply separate the top half of the bagel from the bottom half of the bagel. Then, simply apply cream cheese and make into a sandwich or eat open faced. You knew it all along!

All in all, the Möbius strip bagel isn’t the best way to cut or eat a bagel, but it’s certainly a novel way to do it.

What’s your favorite way to eat a bagel? Here are some of our all-time favorites:

Classic Bagel Recipe
Rainbow Bagels with Strawberry Funfetti Cream Cheese
7 Incredible Ways to Eat Bagels and Lox

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