People on Twitter are grossed out by Cynthia Nixon's choice of bagel flavor combination.

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People on Twitter are shaming Cynthia Nixon’s bagel order

Her go-to is a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and capers.


Sunny Kim

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:50 am CDT

The internet is very upset over Cynthia Nixon’s preferred bagel combination.

The Gothamist reports that the New York gubernatorial candidate on Sunday ordered—and then ate—a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and capers along with red onions, tomato, and plain cream cheese.

A video uploaded by Gothamist shows the appalling bagel order in action.

“That’s what I want—a full load,” Nixon declares over the counter at Zabar’s, located on the Upper West Side in New York.

When a horrified passerby gives her a look, Nixon simply says, “Yeah, sweet and salty, you’re right.”

People on Twitter were aghast to learn about her bagel choice.

But lest Nixon be credited with the invention of adding lox to a cinnamon bagel, let it be known she is not the only person who enjoys this combination.

Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, told MyRecipes in 2016 that her two sons enjoy a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox

Some on Twitter even said Nixon’s order wasn’t the worst thing they had heard of—and declared their equally challenging bagel combinations.

In the spirit of great journalism, Gothamist writers decided to try lox and capers on a cinnamon raisin bagel to see if it would taste better than it sounds. The results?

“I can’t untaste the damn thing,” wrote Claire Lampen. “The cinnamon has a weird kind of haunting aftertaste. I don’t want cinnamon sugar and fish. I don’t want dessert bagels with onion. Hardest possible pass.”

Writers at Jezebel also tried it. Mostly they were overwhelmed by the taste of lox, which made it harder to taste the sweet cinnamon raisin. Ashley Reese, staff writer at Jezebel, wrote she was surprised that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be.

Despite the outcry, it’s doubtful Nixon will be changing her bagel order anytime soon.

H/T Gothamist

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*First Published: Sep 10, 2018, 6:51 pm CDT