Alek Krautmann probably thought he was doing a nice thing by bringing bagels into the office for his coworkers. He decided he would tweet out his good deed and let the internet know. Little did he realize that he would spark one of the largest debates Twitter has seen in a good long while. You see, Krautmann didn’t just buy regular bagels for his office. He had them “bread-sliced.”
To get a “bread-sliced” bagel, you take a regular bagel, and then instead of slicing it once horizontally to get two perfect bagel halves, you slice it like a loaf of bread, vertically several times, until you are left with bagel-chip sized slices of bagel. As a native New Yorker and a bagel purist, I am absolutely horrified by this practice, which Krautmann claims is a tradition in St. Louis. And I am not alone. Pretty much the whole internet freaked at the prospect of “bread-sliced” bagels.