So you just received your box of bagels…

We know you’re going to love your bagels. There’s just one problem: You probably can’t eat several dozen bagels a day. (If you do, please let us know, because that’s kind of amazing.)

Our classic bagels don’t have any preservatives (The ones you’d typically buy at a grocery store need to be shelf stable for weeks, so they contain additives to make them last longer.) They must be frozen as soon as you get them. The same goes for any Alternative and Perfect 10 bagels as they are good frozen, so keep them in there!

Here’s how to maximize the shelf life of your bagels.

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