Featured in Mashed: Philadelphia Cream Cheese Is Going After New York’s Bagel Tax

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New York City is famous for its bagels; bakeries across the boroughs have been boiling and baking up bagels for over two centuries. The Big Apple is also known for strong opinions stated (or yelled) loudly, including on where to find the best and most authentic bagels in the city. Though New Yorkers might never be able to agree on that point, one thing they can come together on is a shared resentment of the state’s bagel tax. It adds an extra eight cents to the cost of each one, whether that bagel is spread with cream cheese or used to build a sandwich. Philadelphia Cream Cheese is jumping into the fray on this contentious issue, by giving New Yorkers a chance to say “Get stuffed!” to the tax man.