Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Einstein Bros Bagels

Our Go Eggless reader Miss V inquired about the ingredients for Einstein Bros Bagels. Their website has a list of ingredients (click below for link). I emailed them regarding the source of their cheese and received the following from their customer service specialist:

"In regards to our cream cheese - it may contain enzymes that are mocrobial and calf rennet." She stated the same applies to their other cheeses as well. I also asked her about a vegetarian symbol on the website and she stated the vegetarian items with that symbol may contain dairy or egg. They also offer hummus or mustard as an alternative to cream cheese.

I went through the unwieldy list and noted what appeared to be without eggs, meat, or fish along with the dairy information. The list does not provide details on the sources of the natural flavors, enzymes, etc. I have emailed them for more information, but have not yet heard back.

Regular Bagels

  • All are without egg except for the Egg Bagel (of course).
  • The Cinnamon Sugar Bagel Chicago and Style Asiago Cheese Bagel contain dairy.
Top Shelf Bagels
  • All are without egg and all contain dairy except for the Dutch Apple Bagel.
Pretzel Bagels and Pizza Bagels
  • All are without egg and all contain dairy (and the Pepperoni Pizza Bagel contains meat).
Specialty Breads
  • All are without egg except Braided Challah Roll.
Frozen Blended Drinks
  • All are without egg except Cookies & Cream and the Fat Free Wild Berry Blender contains gelatin. All of these drinks contain dairy.
Sandwiches (contain dairy):
  • Veg Out on Sesame Seed Bagel
  • Veggie Deli Melt

Salads and Salad Extras (contain dairy):

  • Bagel Croutons
  • Bros Bistro Salad and Half Bros Bistro Salad
  • Chipotle Salad and Half Chipotle Salad - Interestingly this is noted to have caffeine.
Salad Dressings:
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Chile Lime Dressing
Soup (contains dairy):
  • Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Soup
Sweets (contain dairy):
  • Iced Chocolate Hazelnut Croissant
  • Cinnamon Walnut Strudel
  • Cinnamon Stix
As an aside:
  • The Fruit And Yogurt Parfait and Marshmallow Crispy Treat contain gelatin.
  • The Vegetable Panini, Spicy Roasted Tomato Spread, Traditional Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw contain eggs.
click here for Einstein Bros Bagels' nutritional information


miss v said...

thanks so much! i really appreciate that i will be much more informed when the office springs for bagels!

Anonymous said...

My pleasure! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I have been debating for months whether to eat these bagels or not, in fear of consuming eggs. Your information has provided me with accessible meals for a very long time :) thank you

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that! Miss V also deserves credit since she's the one who asked me about them. Let me know if you have another place you would like to know about.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the insight you have provided on the bagels. Much appreciated....

Saraj said...

My pleasure, let me know if you need anything else!

Anonymous said...

Has transfat (Hydrogenated oil, mono-diglycerides, margarine, shortening)

Blue Berry
Cinnamon Sugar
Power Bagel
Sun Dried Tomato
Dutch Apple
DOuble Topped
Any Pretzel Bagel

Anonymous said...

Thank you for compiling this information. I've found that people often don't understand that 'vegetarian' can mean exluding eggs. This is very helpful!

Srikanth said...

Thanks buddy :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciate it as their website does not provide any ingredient information.

Anklebitter said...

Some broccoli cheese soups have chicken stock in them. Also doesnt the potato salad have egg whites in it?

local2everyplace said...

Thank you very much.

Gabriel Hooper said...

Great luck