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A Bagel And A Muffin Had A Baby Called A Mufgel And It's Delicious

Breakfast food mashups can't be stopped.

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If the cronut taught us anything, it's that man's twisted desire to mash up breakfast foods will never end. Meet the mufgel: a bagel and a muffin combined.

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This is a Fruity Pebbles mufgel.

The mufgel is a creation from The Bagel Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, known for its rainbow bagels.

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The store does a lot of food mashups — cragels (croissant-bagels), pookies (pie crust cookies), and what we've decided to call a "wunnagle."

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Their latest creation? The mufgel. We stopped by to try the pizza variety.

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This is three different foods at once: pizza, muffin, and bagel. And she's beautiful.

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The dough is a muffin-bagel hybrid with mozzarella cheese on top. You can get any cream cheese flavor with your mufgel, but we chose sun-dried tomato for the full pizza effect.

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This may seem like the creation of a mad breakfast scientist drunk with power, but we tried it and, shockingly, it was good.

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It smelled amazing.

Chelsea: I'm generally wary of combining things I love. It's like playing matchmaker for your two favorite people and having it explode in your face. So I was nervous. When I cut into it, it first held like a bagel, but the inside was soft like a muffin. I have no idea how they achieved this, but it was the best of both worlds. As for the taste, I'm appalled by how good this was. This is bold, but I truly believe this mufgel could've stood on its own even without the cheese. It's that impressive. It's an upgraded Bagel Bite, and now I want to try all the flavors.
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Chelsea: I'm generally wary of combining things I love. It's like playing matchmaker for your two favorite people and having it explode in your face. So I was nervous. When I cut into it, it first held like a bagel, but the inside was soft like a muffin. I have no idea how they achieved this, but it was the best of both worlds. As for the taste, I'm appalled by how good this was. This is bold, but I truly believe this mufgel could've stood on its own even without the cheese. It's that impressive. It's an upgraded Bagel Bite, and now I want to try all the flavors.

It tasted like a gentle, squishy, cheesy pizza bagel. (In a good way.)

Joanna: I can't believe I enjoyed eating this. "Mufgel" sounds like something your yoga teacher recommends to improve your sex life. And I usually avoid pizza-flavored things in favor of real pizza, but this was great. The texture has the firmness of a bagel with the gentle moistness of a muffin. Sorry I said "gentle moistness," but I can't take it back now. The cream cheese and the melted mozzarella made for a gooey mess, but a mess I was weirdly very into.
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Joanna: I can't believe I enjoyed eating this. "Mufgel" sounds like something your yoga teacher recommends to improve your sex life. And I usually avoid pizza-flavored things in favor of real pizza, but this was great. The texture has the firmness of a bagel with the gentle moistness of a muffin. Sorry I said "gentle moistness," but I can't take it back now. The cream cheese and the melted mozzarella made for a gooey mess, but a mess I was weirdly very into.

The Bagel Store also has carrot cake mufgels (below) and chocolate chip crumb mufgels.

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(The Fruity Pebbles one was for a limited time only.)

Lesson learned: We should never have judged you, mufgel. You beautiful, delicious beast.

Joanna Borns
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