Jan 17, 2011

News: Panera Bread - New January Items 2011

New to the Panera Bread menu this month are three new items: Low-Fat All-Natural Chicken Soup, Thai Chopped Chicken Salad, and Wild Berry Smoothie.

The Low-Fat All-Natural Chicken Soup is a new recipe that replaces their previous version and features a seasoned chicken broth with all-natural white chicken, carrots, onions, celery and egg noodles.

The Thai Chopped Chicken Salad consists of all-natural chicken, romaine lettuce, wonton strips, fire-roasted edamame, red bell pepper and carrot tossed in a Thai Chili Vinaigrette. It is then topped with seasoned grilled chicken, Thai cashews, fresh cilantro, and a peanut drizzle.

The Lowfat Wild Berry Smoothie is a blend of blueberries, black raspberries and Stonyfield Farm organic low-fat vanilla yogurt.

Also being promoted this round is Panera's Breakfast Power Sandwich.

Returning for the season are: Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup, Trail Mix Bagel, and Valentine's Day Cookies.

Nutritional Info - Panera Low-Fat All-Natural Chicken Soup - 13 oz (370g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 25)
Fat - 3g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 1450mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 5g
Nutritional Info - Panera Thai Chopped Chicken Salad - 14.75 oz (417g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 1380mg
Carbs - 36g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 34g
Nutritional Info - Panera Low Fat Wild Berry Smoothie - 16.25 oz (460g)
Calories - 290 (from Fat - 10)
Fat - 1.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 90mg
Carbs - 67g (Sugar - 65g)
Protein - 6g


  1. I don't get the soup change, and I have always liked their chicken soup. It's creamy and full bodied without being fatty, although I did always think they skimped a little on the actual chicken.

  2. I agree with Adam, it doesn't make sense to mess with a perfectly good thing. Now it's a bit watery, the noodles are plastic-y, and I think it said it was "chicken" soup? I'm disappointed that my favorite Panera dish is no more.


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