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Jan 4, 2011 03:48 AM

alvarado street sprouted bagels - one had a little mold

Do I throw away the whole bag? I know with cheese you just cut off the mold but I'm not sure about baked goods.

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  1. White bread mold will not hurt you. As these bagels are clearly not at the peak of freshness, I'd scrape off any evidence of mold then freeze them. Toast before eating. I always keep my sliced bread or extra bagels in the freezer. Not quite as good as fresh, but close enough after toasting.

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      1. I was told that Alvarado Street products are *often* seen in the freezer section because Alvarado will not credit stores for any unsold or spoiled merchandise. In your case, the bagels were likely not frozen -- otherwise they'd be mold free. All you need to do is cut off the mold, slice all your bagels in half, and freeze them just as another poster stated. The reason for cutting them in half before freezing is so that the bagels don't need to thaw later on in preparation for the toaster. Slicing into a frozen bagel is close to impossible and very dangerous. HTH.

        1. Alvarado St products have absolutely no preservatives in them, so they are more likely to mold faster than any other "commercial" bakery product. I buy their sliced bread, and then a few days after purchase, the bread goes into the fridge. Once in a while, depending on how long the bread has been in the fridge, or if any moisture got into the bag, it might get moldy, but that is the exception. I rarely have a problem after the bread goes into the fridge.