So I got talked into it. I was in a Panera to finish up some school work, and take a call. I was going to get what I ALWAYS get, and then entered the helpful man behind the counter.
Counter Man: “Hey? Do you like mushrooms?”
Me: “Uh, what…well, yeah. Why?”
Counter Man: “No pressure but I really like the Country Style Mushroom soup. It’s creamy, and a little sweet but I really like it. Want to give it a try? *puppy dog eyes*”
Me: “Um, okay. Sure. I’ll take that.”
So there I sat with articles, highlighters, MacBook, and a bowl of Country Mushroom Soup. According to Panera it’s “Country Style Mushroom with Truffle Soup features tender white mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes simmered with sweet cream and flavored with truffle, shallots, and red wine.”
I wish I would have known that before I got it.
So it’s not like it was horrid. But something about a creamy mushroom soup with tomatoes is what got me I think. I couldn’t even take a photo of it — that and it isn’t’ a very attractive soup.
It just made the flavor a bit off. A bit awkward. I was expecting this silky smooth bowl of mushroom goodness — come on it had Truffles in it! But I got something that for my tongue was clunky, and like that girl at the party who is trying TOO hard to appear luxe.
So would I order it again — nope. Did I survive it, yes….barely. Thankfully it’s time on the menu has passed — so now onto the next time someone talks me out of my favorites.
Nutrition Value in 1 Cup:
Calories: 240 | Fat: 18 | Sodium: 610 | Protein: 4