Soup’s on at Panera!

A couple weeks ago, we got blasted with snow, and it’s been a chilly December ever since.  Definite soup weather!  Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to check out Panera Bread’s soup line…and am so glad that I did.  While I’m not generally a soup person, I found a soup that I not only love, but have been dreaming of ever since!



I’m always trying to find a soup that I like, so thought it best to test out a few different flavors.  Mike and I made a weeknight dinner of it and shared 3 different soups:  broccoli cheddar, French onion and low-fat garden vegetable pesto.

Mike and I both liked all three soups, though Mike’s favorite was the broccoli cheddar.  There were actual chunks of broccoli, as well as a generous amount of carrots, all in a smooth cheese soup.  It really was delicious…especially for dipping the baguette.

Hands down my favorite soup was the garden vegetable pesto. So many delicious fresh vegetables, including Swiss chard, chunks of zucchini, and bell peppers, swimming in a light tomato broth, topped with a nut-free pesto. It’s one of those things I would happily eat (hint hint, every day please Panera!) 

Panera Bread has a new website ( devoted to their soups, which hosts the daily soup schedule, as well as other fun facts about their soups.


Disclaimer: As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program, I received a giftcard and stipend to try Panera Bread Soups.  All opinions are my own.  



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