I was a little hesitant to try these by the reviews saying they were rock hard- but they absolutely were not. These taste like real bagels, and not the store bought kind in the bread aisle. I love the smaller sized, because usually the bigger bagels are a little much for our family, and there is waste. We added these on to our order for future orders, because they’re just so good! Our bag was devoured within 24 hours! So if you enjoy REAL bagels, that are perfectly chewy and soft in the middle.. these are it!