'Tis the season to eat at Panera Bread

So guess who has a new celebration going on? Yes, it's definitely Panera Bread and the items are out of this world, and perfect for any chilly day.


{French Toast Bagel Breakfast Sandwich}
This sandwich even has delicious Vermont white cheddar cheese and natural sausage that has been grilled on Panera's signature maple-laced French Toast Bagel. The sandwich is amazing... it's sweet, it's savory and it's all sorts of deliciousness. Definitely a breakfast sandwich you want to try for yourself.

{All-Natural Steak Chili with Cornbread}
This is a new product that Panera Bread has out for the winter season. It contains a blend of slow-cooked tender brisket slices and ground beef with vegetables and kidney beans in a rich tomato based broth. This chili has a bit of a kick to it, but paired with the sweet cornbread it's packed with some great flavor. I definitely am thinking the cornbread crumbles are the star of this dish!



{Creamy Tomato with Asiago Cheese Croutons}
Most of us can't make it through the winter without having a bowl of some delicious tomato soup. This soup is vegetarian and paired with the Asiago Cheese croutons it's the perfect soup to warm you up from the brisk winter weather.

'Tis the season for curling up near a fire or bundled in a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate, but why settle for an ordinary hot chocolate drink, when you can have a Mint hot Cocoa or Mint Mocha.

{Mint Mocha}


{Mint Hot Cocoa}

71 comments :

  1. We have earned 2 Smoothies/Mochas through this program already- love it!

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  2. I heard a commercial about Panera's chili the other day and it sounded so good. Your pictures just add to me wanting to try it soon! I didn't know they had a loyalty program. I'm definitely going to have to see about that!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that all looks so good. I just love Panera!

    Please stop by when you get a chance and sign-up for my giveaway. MikWright!

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  4. I think I just gained 5 pounds reading this post! lol Everything does look delicious! I love panera bread too.

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  5. I haven't been to panera in ages, but now I want to go! I want that tomato soup. Deliciousness

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  6. Yum, I'm a huge Panera fan myself! That tomato soup looks delish! XO

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  7. Yum!! I love Panera! The closest one to me is an hour away though, so I don't get to go that often!

    You are definitely welcome to pass my info on to your friend about my signs!! I am definitely interested! :)
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  8. too funny...I am based at home for work but in between appts I am always at Panera with my laptop. I love the greek salad, oatmeal cookies and they have the best coffee! I am always scoping out Panera's on my GPS when traveling. Love this

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  9. I've never seen a Panera before (pretty sure they don't exist in Canada)... but that tomato soup looks SO good!

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  10. the last thing i need in my life is more panera... lol. because panera is awsome

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  11. I love the tomato bisque but don't check out the nutritional info for any of those items.

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  12. I haven't been to Panera in forever! But that tomato bisque is looking pretty good to me...and I've a total weakness for anything with asiago cheese :)

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  13. A Panera Bread just opened up in our part of town and i'm so over the moon with excitement! Such a delicious post! I'm blog hopping today:-)

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  14. You're trying to kill me with your yummy Panera photos! There's one a block from work and people always bring stuff from there to the office. When I go in, I try to keep my eyes JUST on the sandwiches, but how can you resist all the goodies?

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  15. Love Panera and used to eat there all the time when I was in VA! Everything you posted looks delish!

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  16. Oh! I just gained 100 pounds in my mind!
    All looks so good!
    (Thanks for the safe way to view all that food:)

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  17. now you have this pregnant lady craving panera like no other!!

    have a great day sweets!!

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  18. ERICA!!!! My first reaction was "she must be crazy with saying there will be no red cup in her hand." Seriously I saw your post when I was in Starbucks and was ready to call you and flip out. But since I love you and Peppermint cocoa is our jam I drove QUICKLY to Panera Bread and it's official I am in Mint Love!!!! Oh and ps that mint cookie heaven. No red cup for me this year either. We DEFINITELY must post this at the school. Seriously they need Panera in their life!

    xo Jos

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  19. Hi gorgeous! Lets talk.... you are a Panera drink fan? I am definitely going to be going there.... immediately. When you come to Michigan we MUST Panera date!!! Oh boy no more Starbucks dates for us that is insane.

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  20. Crystal told me that you gave up the red cup... HELLO are you feeling alright? Guess I will be having lunch at Panera Bread today. Mocha or hot cocoa call me and tell me!

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  21. my friends RAVE about panera bread!! i watch from the sidelines though. wish they'd get a gf option! mmmmmbread

    xo,
    carrie

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  22. I havent tried Panera's holiday drinks! Definitely want to now!

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  23. I love Panera! I havn't been there recently, so it looks like I need to go and get some hot soup for these cold days!

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  24. I absolutely love Panera Bread the food is so good, but I have never tried any of their drinks. Coming from you that the mint hot cocoa is better than Starbucks now has me making a new coffee stop in the morning. I will let you know if I agree with you.

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  25. Starbucks lover aka JenNovember 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    My dear erica do you remember all of our college dates at Starbucks. Hearing you say that Mint hot cocoa is better at Panera Bread first thought was what has this Pittsburgh air done to her... then I realized Panera and Starbucks is everywhere. So I just sent my assistant to Panera Bread I got the mint cookie and mint hot cocoa and GIRL you were not kidding. Looks like there is no more Starbucks in my office. You just converted 20 plus people and my intern hates you LOL

    xxxx

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  26. I havent been there for ages:)...This post is making me so hungry...yummy:)
    Have a great afternoon,sweetie
    Kisses

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  27. I love Panera and I do agree with you...their drinks are much better than Starbucks. I feel like Starbucks can be watered down sometimes. Your post made me hungry!

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  28. Well my friend hasn't been feeling well so I suppose I'll check them out to pick up some soup.

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  29. I have never heard someone say that Panera is better then Starbucks, but I really trust what you say and get coffee every morning so I will definitely check out panera tomorrow thanks for sharing.

    oh im sure ill get that breakfast sandwich tomorrow.

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  30. I haven't been to Panera bread in ages...but everything DOES look really delicious.

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  31. I haven't gone to Panera Bread in forever. Everything looks good especially that breakfast sandwich.

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  32. After seeing your post I tried the chili for lunch and it was so good. Since you just moved to Pittsburgh I think we should get together at Panera for coffee and cocoa!

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  33. Hi! You know I have never had Panera Bread before, but you now make me want to go try it out. Thanks so much for sharing this and your great pictures.

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  34. food porn for sure. Those drinks look amazing and I am so getting that sandwich tomorrow.

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  35. it's not the holidays without a gingerbread man! This one is so cute are those rasin eyes? I think that makes him healthy.

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  36. Chelsie from Katty KhatNovember 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    from the girl that loves mint saying that Pbread actually has awesome mint drinks and cookies I think I now have a new must! I cant have mint until after thanksgiving though part of the whole christmas thing. friday I will definitely give panera mint products a try. Maybe that chili as well they won my heart at cornbread

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  37. Have you tried their smoothies before? I was wondering if they were any good I know you love smoothies and you seem to live at Panera

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  38. This all looks so yummy! Really enjoying your blog! so following you!!!
    Thank you for visiting mine and for your kind comments! :)

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  39. Heather @ Weights and Weight GainsNovember 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Aren't you loving that they post the calories now? Have you tried the mac and cheese? Its AMAZING just dont worry about the calories. Isnt that mint cocoa the best! I get it every morning before work.

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  40. Hope is all you need.November 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Looks like I know where I am going to dinner now & a loyalty program hello lover here I come!

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  41. Oh my word that chili in a bread bowl... heaven!!!!

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  42. Mint hot cocoa! That sounds amazing!
    I love Panera bread. There sandwiches are so delicious!

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  43. Annah @ Nail Polished LifeNovember 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Hi Erica! I have always been a Starbucks addict, but with you saying that Panera is the real deal I will have to give their drinks a try. I am already addicted to the french toast bagel so I am definitely trying that sandwich.

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  44. Cassie @ Fast life in the left laneNovember 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    I love you! Forget making cookies for my daughters class I am buying those mint ones!

    xxxoo

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  45. We don't have a Panera Bread where I live! I'm so jealous!!

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  46. i love dipping bread into soup therefore that corn bread is really appealing to me.

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  47. Yum! I love panera's too. Ate there today @ lunch actually. =)

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  48. Ummm....I could go for some of that tomato soup with asiago cheese. Yum! And the mint hit cocoa too. (Although, I'm not sure about the two of them together??). Lol.

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  49. I love mint things and those all look delish!

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  50. I love the All-Natural Steak Chili with Cornbread!

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  51. I wish there was a Panera closer to me -- they are in Austin just not in my area. :(

    I love their bread!!

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  52. Thank you for finding my blog! I am following your now too! I'm craving me some Panera now!!

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  53. I love Panera. I had no idea that they have a loyalty program now. I'll definitely have to sign up next time I go! So glad to meet you!

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  54. I love Panera! I wish I didn't because they're stocks are probably great from me alone but I really do love them. My best friend tried out their Peppermint Mocha this past weekend and raved. I'm definitely stopping by for a cup and maybe a gingerbread man too!

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  55. I've actually never been to Panera Bread although I definitely always feel like I would love it! Near my house at home they just opened one where an Ihop used to be so maybe I will check it out when home for Thanksgiving! Everything from there on your post looks soo good!

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  56. Wow that all looks so good! I love Panera Bread....wish I could go with you:( Your pics just made me hungry even though I ate like 8 minutes ago!

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  57. I totally need to sign up for this program... I love Panera and I LOVE rewards programs... totally a sucker for those things!! :D

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  58. I would LOVE a panera date! I was totally eyeing that new steak chili with cornbread today on my run. Thanks for sharing about the My Panera rewards. I'm definitely going to take advantage of that!

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  59. Oh sooo yummy, I`m craving that French Toast Bagel & the Hot choc...x

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  60. ahhh you always drive me to Panera, no joke. Those soups look AMAZING, I am a huge soup fan, especially when they come with nibblies as well. Panera is just more expensive than I want to spend daily for lunch and I wouldn't really think to go there for dinner. But yum, I might actually go tomorrow during work!

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  61. Oh yum, that Creamy Tomato with Asiago Cheese Croutons looks like heaven!

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  62. Panera has such great yummy food year round, but that peppermint cookie and breakfast sandwich are calling my name!

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  63. Wonder if our Canadian Panera 1 hour down the road from me has the same items? Hmmmm...

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  64. Awww, those band aids are so cute!!!!

    I NEED that hot cocoa RIGHT NOW!!!

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  65. The mint cookie looks soooooooooooooo good! I love mint!!!!

    Got to go to Panera soon!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!!

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  66. They are building one near my office. And now I am wishing they would really hurry up.

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