It’s a Summer Strawberry Bonanza at Panera Bread! *Giveaway*

You know right after you’ve had a baby how you can easily feel the walls caving in and you can get a mad case of cabin fever? Regularly, the kids and I are pretty active and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have something planned. Since this is my 3rd baby my husband and I have smartened up and we know how to deal with my cabin fever crabbiness. So in an attempt to heed this feeling I took son #1 on a mother and son lunch date last week to Panera bread to check out their summer strawberry menu items while my husband stayed home with the younger kids.

My son and I had a really great time and ordered everything we wanted to share between us. My son felt special and loved the “family style” lunch we had. He had fun critiquing the food and choosing his favorites too.

Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad. Credit: Panera Bread

Panera Bread is working hard in making your summer extra sweet with their new Strawberry filled menu items such as
Strawberry, Poppy seed & Chicken Salad – is made with romaine lettuce, all natural chicken, crunchy pecans all topped with fresh strawberries. The poppyseed dressing is sweet and tasty too! I was a little apprehensive about this salad at first, since I’m not a big fan of sweet and savory mixed in one dish, but I was extremely surprised at the deliciousness of this salad! It’s my new favorite!
Strawberry Smoothie – is made with Stonyfield Farm organic low fat vanilla yogurt that has been boosted with ginseng and topped with fresh strawberries. This is the only strawberry menu item we did not try.
Strawberry Granola Parfait – is made with Stonyfield Farm organic low fat vanilla yogurt and topped with sweet, fresh strawberries and maple butter pecan granola. This was my son’s favorite strawberry menu item. The granola was super delicious too.
Strawberries and Cream Scone – Super moist and delicious, made with white chocolate chips and dried infused strawberry bits in a cream-based scone. Super yummy, almost like a do-nut. I couldn’t taste the strawberries too much, although I didn’t get much of the scone before my son ate it all anyway.


My lunch date

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The fine folks at Panera bread have offered you, my fabulous and beautiful readers a chance to win your very own Panera Bread gift card worth $10.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below by June 14th at 12pm PST with which Strawberry menu item you would like to try.

Thank you and good luck!

This giveaway is open to US residents only please, only one entry per person. One winner will be chosen at random using and will be notified via email.

I received a gift card to Panera Bread to facilitate this review, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are of my own and I know, you think my opinions are awesome.


Update: Giveaway is now closed. Raised by Culture is the winner! Comment selected by “Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad looks yummy! I would love to try it!” Congratulations!


17 responses

  1. I know beyond a doubt that I’d want the strawberry granola, because just two hours ago for breakfast I made and ate a bowl of granola with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and, yes, strawberries in it. Perfect for summer!

    • Congratulations to Raised by Culture! Thanks to your comment was selected as the winner of the Panera Bread gift certificate for (10) ten dollars!
      Please email me at with your mailing address by Monday 6/18 12pm PST to claim it.

      Thank you for entering and congrats again! You will love the new strawberry menu items!

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