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Bays “Original” English Muffins

Posted on October 18th, 2023 · American Breakfast Fast Food

***** Bays “Original” English Muffins.

Quick tale,

You guys and Jeff Eats both “know” that this food reviewing gig is purely a subjective call- you know, what I like, you may hate and vice versa!

With that in mind, I have literally been eating Thomas’ “Original” English Muffins my whole life!

About 2 months ago, I started eating Bays “Original” English Muffins and I gotta tell you guys- that Bays “Original” English Muffins run absolute circles around Thomas’ “Original” English Muffins! Like I just said, purely a subjective call! For me to try and tell you guys why Bays taste better would be a futile exercise!

Let me wrap up Bays “Original” English Muffins by saying, Bays (6 count) and Thomas’ (6 count) basically cost the same ($3.58-$3.99 depending on where you buy them), Bays “Original” English Muffins are stored in retailers’ refrigerated cabinets- Thomas’ “Original” English Muffins are stored on retailers’ standard shelves, that you guys can check for retailers/ products/ info.

20 Comments to “Bays “Original” English Muffins”

  1. I love a good English Muffin for breakfast.

    I was raised on Thomas’ brand English Muffins.

    I have had Bays English Muffins. They are carried in Walmart, Publix Fresh Market. And most grocery stores.

    What I find is that there are much larger stock of Thomas’ products than Bays in all the stores.

    Personally for the same money I’d rather have Bays. I find them tastier than Thomas’ Muffins.

  2. Jeff,
    Like you for years, I was a huge fan of Thomas’ English Muffins.
    Something like 8 years ago, my sister in law told me and my wife about Bays.
    We gave them a try and have been buying them for years.
    Really simple, we find that Bays toast up faster and have a better richer chewier taste. As you mention, purely a subjective call.
    By the way, last week Publix had a Bays special 2 packages for $5.
    Our favorite is the ORIGINAL. Your readers should know that Bays like Thomas’ has a whole line of different English muffins like Whole Wheat.

  3. Robin Pressler says...

    Glad to hear that you are now hooked on Bays English Muffins. Ive been a fan for many years.

    There is absolutely no doubt that Thomas’ is the king in the English Muffin business, but as far as I am concerned its muffins aren’t even close to Bays in taste.

  4. Maria Gleason says...

    I followed your advice and bought two packages at The Fresh Market yesterday afternoon. Cost $7.98.

    I thought it would be cool to use the muffins instead of hamburger buns at our backyard bbq.

    Last night, the hamburgers and cheeseburgers came out great, and my 3 kids and my husband loved the toasted (from toaster) muffin burger combo,,

    The 4 left over English muffins will be used at tomorrow’s breakfast.

    Nice recommendation.

  5. Mary Immerman says...

    A few days ago, I bought 2 packages of Bays at the Fresh Market on 441 in Boca Raton priced at 2 for $7.

    Until your blog mentioned them. I never really even noticed Bays brand when I shop.

    This morning I toasted up one of the muffins and it was delicious. The muffin is much more spongy and flavorful than the Thomas’ English Muffins that I have been eating literally for years. Unlike Thomas’ muffins, Bays doesn’t have loads of crevices which may give it more of taste.

    Thanks for heads up on this one.

  6. Ellie Garment (Lake Worth, Florida) says...

    What took you so long to discover Bays?
    Thomas’ is no match.
    Toast up one of each, slather with butter and you will see the difference.

  7. Linda Melendez says...

    Tried Bays yesterday and loved its English Muffins. Much tastier than the Thomas English Muffins that I have been a fan of for years.

    I bought my Bays at the Walmart on Military Trl at Linton in Delray Beach.

    Walmart had 5 packages in the referigerator cabinet that its cheeses are in. Thomas was in the regular breads section and there were loads of packages.

    It’s quite obvious as to which brand is bigger.

    Tried Bays. I was pleasantly pleased as to how delicious they were.

  8. Jack Carson says...


    Like many others, until I read your tale n Bays, I’d never even heard of the brand.

    Bought 2 packages yesterday at Fresh Market (2 for $7) and tried one for breakfast with cream cheese and grape jelly.


    Not exactly sure what makes these muffins so good, but I’m now a fan.

  9. Brandy DeSalvo says...

    Great recommendation.
    You totally hooked me on Bays Original.
    They are delicious.

    Yesterday, I picked up a 6 pkg of Bays Sourdough English Muffins.
    They are also delicious.

  10. Linda Goldstein says...

    Not sure if you had anything to do with this, but yesterday the manager of the Publix at Town Center in Boca Raton told me, that since mid October the store has been selling a lot more Bays English Muffins than it did before.

    He also told me, that because the muffins require refrigeration the store has limited space for them, while a brand like Thomas can be easily stocked on a shelf.

    Yesterday, I bought a package for $3.99. He mentioned that about a month ago, Publix had a deal with 2 pkgs for $5 and the supply was very quickly sold out.

    Before your article I had never heard of Bays. All I can say, is that Bays Muffins are delicious.

    One other thing, when you did stories on $2.99lb beef ribs at Fresh Market, I noticed that they seemingly are always sold out when Fresh Market has them.

  11. Jack Stein says...

    Love this brand.
    Great recommendation.

  12. Marsha Lesser says...

    Great recommendation on the Original English Muffins.
    Bays also makes Brioche amd Sourdough English Muffins which are also amazing.
    Like others here, I was born and raised on Thomas English Muffins.
    All I can say is that Bays runs circles Thomas.

  13. Jeff,
    You got my family hooked on these English Muffins. They are so far superior to Thomas’ English Muffins that it isn’t even funny.

    I will tell you, that we also tried Bays Sourdough English Muffins and Bays Brioche English Muffins and didn’t care for them. Too rich tasting for us.

  14. Anna Breen says...

    Was in Joesph’s Market in Boca and it is getting $5.99 for these muffins. Highway Robbery!

  15. Karen Rappaport says...

    I’m 73 years old.
    Literally, I have been eating Thomas English Muffins my whole life.

    A few days ago my husband and I were shopping in Publix and we spotted Bays in the refrigerated cabinet.

    Long story short, we bought a package and figured for $3.99 what did we have to lose.

    Twenty minutes ago, we toasted up 2 Bays muffins, topped them with butter and Smuckers strawberry Jam and I have to tell you, the muffins were sensational.

    To our taste buds, the muffins tasted slightly sweeter and airier than the Thomas muffins. And tasted better than the Thomas muffins,

  16. Linda Samartino says...

    This past Saturday I was in Costco on Congress in Boca Raton. The store had huge packages of Thomas English Muffins but no Bays. I asked one of the mangers in the area as to why no Bays. He said, he was familiar with Bays and that primarily because it required refrigeration Costco just doesn’t have enough space for that type of product.

  17. Esther Marvins says...

    This brand has a terrific lineup of English Muffins.

    The muffins are priced same as Thomas.

    Last week I purchased Original.
    This week I purchased Sourdough.
    Next week I am going to buy Brioche.

    These muffins are delicious.

    • Anna Klein says...

      Ive had all 3. They are all delicious.
      Original are my favorite.

  18. Jeff,
    My whole life Ive been eating Thomas English Muffins.

    Read this column a few days ago and decided to give Bay’s a try. Bought a package at my local Publix for $3.99.

    Great call. These muffins are better than Thomas. Just that simple.

    • Mary Isom says...

      Your story matches mine.
      I got mine at Walmart for $3.58.

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