This never would have happened if Local 338 were still running the bakery.

But the bagel bakers union, which once had the power to cause a “bagel famine” by going on strike, is no more. Anarchy reigns.

And so the Bagel Nook in Freehold has introduced the Flaming Hot Cheeto bagel. That’s right: A Hot Cheeto bagel, hot pepper cream cheese, and Flaming Hot Cheetos in the middle.

A horror?

Anti-Semitism, as was suggested on Twitter?

We welcome firsthand reports from intrepid readers willing to trek to Freehold for important bagel research that frankly we can’t quite stomach.