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Bagels: Top or Bottom?

A random question struck me this morning over breakfast: do you like the top or bottom half of a bagel?

The top is cushiony: it's soft, it's loaded, in my case, with poppy seeds which are delicious but tough to eat neatly. And because it's so soft, sometimes it's tough to maneuver when it's more than half-eaten.

The bottom is crusty; it's crunchy and fabulously dense, but I miss some of the topping goodness. However, it's got wonderful structural integrity, which is a nice plus.

Can't decide. You?

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