Friday, April 28, 2017

'Shark Tank' winners Bantam Bagels now available at Starbucks

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM

click to enlarge From left to right: Everything, French Toast, Classic - HOLLY V. KAPHERR
  • Holly V. Kapherr
  • From left to right: Everything, French Toast, Classic
Let me just preface this by saying that Bantam Bagels did not invent the cream-cheese-stuffed mini "bagel bomb."

Christina Tosi, the sugar savant behind Momofuku Milk Bar, starting making these little stuffed puffs in the late 2000s, when David Chang's empire was but a small blossom.

Since then, a company called Bantam Bagels has commercialized production of Tosi's original, and went on the NBC show Shark Tank to procure funding for the product. They won $275,000 for the stuffed bagel treats. They're now doing $2 million in sales.

The deal with Starbucks originally rolled out the bagels to one-third of its stores. As of now, they're in almost all of them. These were most recently seen at the Starbucks located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.

Choose from french toast flavor stuffed with maple cream cheese, "classic" with plain cream cheese, or everything stuffed with veggie cream cheese. A two-pack of Bantam Bagels is $2.95.

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