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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.
Putting lox and capers on a cinnamon raisin bagel should constitute a felony in New York.
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) September 10, 2018
You could maybe — MAYBE! — get away with lox on a bagel that is maple flavored with just regular cream cheese. But a) why are you ordering lox on such a weird bagel and b) don't add the capers and stuff, you weirdo.
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) September 10, 2018
There's a lot happening in New York politics right now, but @CynthiaNixon eating a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox hit me as an unmatched level of chaos @Gothamist https://t.co/XsAECVbQQB pic.twitter.com/Q5PLU5MG3O
— Ellen (@ekcranley) September 10, 2018
look, i'm still voting for her, but we need to talk about how cynthia nixon apparently puts LOX on CINNAMON RAISIN BAGELS, which seems basically criminal to me https://t.co/3n7mj7MAhQ pic.twitter.com/isBVPIWnhu
— 𝓶𝓮𝓰 ⊂(◉‿◉)つ (@meg__clark) September 10, 2018
And on Rosh Hashanah! No
— Dr. Schadenfreude Makes House Calls (@bluecityredst) September 10, 2018
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.
I used to do blueberry bagels with lox all the time, this doesn't sound that bad at all. But i've never liked capers.
— I WANT TO BE A GMO (@IWantToBeAGMO) September 10, 2018
Sounds pretty good to me. Cream cheese and bacon on a cinnamon raisin bagel is pretty good too
— Jason Marquard (@JMarkWord17) September 10, 2018
Not that bad. I too like pickled herring on my chocolate chip waffles.
— Sohrab Andaz (@SohrabAndaz) September 10, 2018
let me fuck up all of your days: one of my go to bagel orders is cinnamon raisin + salami + tomato + scallion cream cheese
im sorry im like this
— Polly Mosendz (@polly) September 10, 2018
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.
Sunny Kim studies journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She's an editorial intern with the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in the Daily Texan and Popular Mechanics.