Feeling like a big bread bowl of mac and cheese?
Panera's new seasonal broccoli cheddar version comes in one of their iconic bread bowls and it has its own PR. That's right, the marketing team enlisted the help of '90s crooner Michael Bolton to revamp one of his biggest hits to fit the bill.
Behold, Bolton's inspired new version of his classic ballad, "When a Man Loves a Woman," all about the magical combination:
In a bread bowl, the broccoli cheddar mac and cheese comes out to 1060 calories, for just $6.89. It's a comforting blend of tender shell pasta, creamy cheese sauce, broccoli, and carrots. You're probably going to want to share it with someone because, you know, carbs. Panera goes out of their way to remind you that it's free from artificial colors, preservatives, and flavorings, so it's practically health food with all that broccoli, right?
Panera's Head Chef and Chief Food and Innovation Officer, Claes Petersson, had this to say about the decadent dish:
“As the new head Chef at Panera, I am incredibly excited to work with our pantry of fresh, clean ingredients to create delicious new innovations on the Panera menu. I’m obsessed with the flavor combination in our new Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese—it’s an insanely craveable and irresistible creation that our customers nationwide are sure to love.”
For more information about this seasonal special, you can check out the full press release here.
What do you think of this latest Panera combination? Do you think it looks delicious, or is it a carb coma just waiting to happen? Let us know what you think in the comments!