As I really don't eat bagels anymore (haven't had one in years), I've never heard about this bagel scooping business until I read this on Grub Street. Essentially, it's eating the bagel with the innards removed. I understand if you do it because you like the taste of the chewy exterior. But it seems that a lot of people do that to save on calories. I'm wondering -- why don't you eat just half a bagel instead of scooping? Is it because you can't control yourself to eat just half? I'm really curious.