Below is the transcript of an actual Gchat conversation that took place between Winona and Ami, regarding the Cragel Bagel. Please note: No cragel bagels were consumed in the writing of this blog post.
Winona: So did you see this bagel/croissant hybrid? THE CRAGEL!
Ami: No. Is that related to the Cronut?
Winona: I think it’s a distant cousin. A bit less pretentious.
Ami: Eh, I feel like interspecies croissant breeding is kind of played out.
Winona: I disagree. I think croissants in any form are good for society, and I hope this is just the beginning!
Ami: I hear your point, but I’m skeptical of food hybrids. Can’t you just choose to eat a bagel OR a croissant? Why both?
Winona: Valid point about trendy hybrids. If I had the choice to eat anything on its own, or bred with a croissant, I’d take the croissant offspring. But I’m still intrigued.
Ami: What I’m intrigued by is the “As Seen On TV” bit. Is there an infomercial for Cragels?
Winona: That might be the only thing that would put me off a Cragel — if they were being marketed on late night infomercials.
Ami: Do you call at 4 a.m. and buy a box? If you order it within the next 20 minutes do you get free carton of cream cheese or butter with it? Do you eat a Cragel with cream cheese or butter? I don’t even know. Won’t they be stale when they arrive? At least they don’t ship outside the United States. That would be a disaster … I guess it doesn’t matter. The truth is, as a Jew, I’m a bagel purist.
Winona: I think that’s the equivalent of “checkmate” in the Cragel conversation.