This Flamin' Hot Cheetos Bagel Is All the Reason You Need to Go to Jersey


If you were hoping the over-the-top bagel fad would just slip into oblivion along with the rest of the insane food trends from the past year (pizza inside pizza, donuts inside donuts), we're sorry to announce that it's alive and well -- and now, covered in Hot Cheetos. The bagel wizards at The Bagel Nook in Freehold, New Jersey (about an hour and a half from NYC) have dreamt up a collection of snack food-inspired bagels made with Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Oreos, Doritos, and Fruity Pebbles. Yes, you can now shamelessly enjoy Hot Cheetos for breakfast.

To find out how the bagels get made, we stopped by The Bagel Nook to watch it all go down. For the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Overload bagel, orange-and-red Flamin' Hot Cheetos dough is boiled, dunked in Cheetos dust, then baked, sliced, and coated with homemade ghost pepper cream cheese, before getting finished off with a sprinkling of even more Flamin' Hot Cheetos dust. If you're looking for something that won't set your mouth on fire, go for one of the sweet options, like the Fruity Pebble Overload bagel, stuffed with Funfetti cream cheese and fresh strawberries.

To find out more about The Bagel Nook's insane bagel concoctions, check out the video above.

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Amy Schulman is an editorial production assistant who prefers an everything bagel with cream cheese. Follow her on Instagram.