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Fall in love with breakfast this February
February is the month of love and bagel lovers are in for a HUGE treat on February 9 as the bagel geniuses at Schmucks Bagels introduce their Cherry Ripe Bagel on National Bagel Day.
Delicious bagels, Cherry Ripe goodness, a day dedicated to the glorious bagel, could it get any better? Yep, it does. Bring your Valentine into Schmucks on National Bagel day and when you get a bagel, they'll get one free.
As bagel love grows among the fine folks of Melbourne, Schmucks is constantly on the lookout for the next best bagel recipe. While they were onto a good thing with their ridiculously popular Vegemite Bagel (yep, that's a flavour on offer too - get onto it.) their keeping the love going with the launch of a decadent Cherry Ripe Bagel.
Love on a plate; celebrate National Bagel day with the launch of the Cherry Ripe bagel and score a free one for your Valentine at Schmucks.
In recognition of National Bagel Day on February 9, Schmucks latest creation pays homage to Cadbury's top selling Australian Chocolate bar, which recently celebrated its 90th birthday.
Following the opening of its second store late last year, this sweet treat has been dreamt up by the Schmucks team in Tommy Collins' Wonka-style kitchen with dark chocolate, candied cherries and served toasted, schmeared with glace cherry jam and filled with chocolate and coconut marscapone.
Following the success of the Vegemite bagel, this second Aussie spin is set to boom in popularity as well.
In the lead up to Valentine's Day, this limited edition bagel will be available for $11.50 in stores from February 8th until Friday 12 February but if you pop in with your sweetheart on February 9 for a #bageldate, your second bagel (their choice!) is free.
Those who share the bagel love on Instagram using the hashtag #seriouslyschmucks go into the draw to win a Cherry Ripe Bagel Box with 16 mini bagels, perfect for a Valentine's Day celebration with friends, the office or indulging on the couch
You'll find them located at Shop 5, Guests Lane (off Little Bourke Street) as well as in the Docklands at 73A Merchant Street.
Both stores are open Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 3.30pm.