My boyfriend and I are big fans of Panera Bread, but it’s rare we have the time or the money to go out to eat. I stumbled upon To-Go Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup at the grocery store the other night, and I was curious how it would stack up to the real deal. So I snagged it with some fresh bread and heated it up on a chilly night when I didn’t feel like cooking.
The soup heated up in no time. I was impressed with its thick, rich texture, being a store-bought soup and all, but I did immediately note it was not as thick and creamy as the real Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
The whole broccoli was surprisingly fresh, and still had some bite to it. Most store-bought soups have limp, soggy veggies. It was also quite flavorful and even cheesy! I still can’t deny that it wasn’t the same as the stuff at Panera. The flavor was a bit different, and it lacked the richness that the real deal has.
Overall, this soup surpassed any store-bought soup I’ve ever tried, and was pretty close to what you’d get if you actually went to Panera. It was about $9, and you get a heck of a lot more soup than you do at the restaurant. For nights when I’m just to going to go out, I would definitely buy this again.
You can find this soup for yourself near the deli section of your grocery store.
Have you tried To-Go Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup?