People Named Jenn Like to Wear Beanies

by Jenn (eating bender) on October 28, 2008

After seeing Jenny’s post earlier tonight, I got super excited

…because I received the same package in the mail this morning! I know, I look stunning at 10:30 am. Don’t even kid yourself 😉 Hey, I was excited, alright?!

The only difference was that I got a lil’ greedy and asked for samples to compare them to the Chobani :) Thanks to Sarah with Stonyfield Farm for the loot!

Today was my busy class day – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm with no break – so I had to grab and go as far as food was concerned. Although I can’t complain too much because it gives me the opportunity to rave about Panera and the You Pick Two.

Seriously, whoever invented this concept was a genius. You get a little bit of everything and it’s the “just right” amount of food. Tonight, I got the black bean soup

Chandelier Coffee? How about Roommate Soup? 😉 That’s K in the murky reflection!

After laughing about the soup, I also had a small Greek saladromaine, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, pepperoncini, feta and chicken.

And finally, the You Pick Two is rounded out with some of Panera’s fabulous bread. I chose a whole grain baguette tonight. It was a little scrawny, but still good!

The combinations are endless. I pretty much lived off of Panera last spring during finals. It’s the best tasting “fast food” option around, in my humble opinion.


There may or may not be some changes coming to eating bender in the coming days. Don’t worry, it’s good news! I’m going to leave you in suspense for now, broadcast journalism style 😉 All I will say is that you will know it when you see it!

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 maggie October 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Haha, great beanie :)

Can’t wait to see what the changes are!


2 Olga October 28, 2008 at 11:37 pm

black bean soup= my fave thing at Panera’s!

I ate it sooo much over the summer when I interned next to Panera’s!

Your package=awesome.


3 Kristie October 28, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Holy wonderful yogurt score! I’m seeing Stonyfield Farm products more and more frequently in the grocery stores lately. In Canada! Do you believe it? C’est tres excitant! Definitely no Oikos yet though.

I’m excited for this announcement!


4 Marianne October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

Beanie?! Come on….it’s a toque!

And woohoo for scoring some free yogurty goodness.


5 Hil October 29, 2008 at 12:18 am

I want a free yogurt sample! That package looks amazing.


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 29, 2008 at 12:25 am

Wow, awesome freebies! Lucky you! Enjoy :)

Can’t wait to see the blog changes!


7 wholefoodswholeme October 29, 2008 at 2:57 am

oh so cute!! so great that you got free samples 😀 😀 the lunch looks great, your roommate really suits being “souped” she looks beautiful!! haha i’m excited for the changes!


8 Betsy October 29, 2008 at 5:32 am

you pick two at panera is seriously the best. i miss it-we don’t have panera in ny. i used to go all the time in college.


9 runningwithfood October 29, 2008 at 6:40 am

I love the ‘you pick two’ menu … gotta have my variety!

Gorgeous you! Love the hat!! :)


10 Meghann October 29, 2008 at 7:16 am

So does that mean if my name were Jenn I would get some cool loot too 😉 I need to get on that name change thing!

I LOVE Panera but haven’t had it in months. I hate being poor, I miss Panera :(


11 ttfn300 October 29, 2008 at 7:19 am

omg i am sooo jealous of everyone’s free samples!!! how do you guys score the loot?

and ok, now i’ll be checking back every two seconds for your announcement!


12 Sarah October 29, 2008 at 7:41 am

oh, I miss Panera! Especially the summer selections (strawberry poppyseed salad!!!) it seems like they are so inconsistent with the bread—sometimes it’s like the size of my head and other times its so tiny!

cute hate btw : )


13 jenngirl October 29, 2008 at 7:49 am

Yay for beanies! Love it!! AND I love all your samples, FUN!

Ooooo changes to eatingbender?? Can’t wait! 😉


14 VeggieGirl October 29, 2008 at 8:21 am


I used to always order the black bean soup when I’d go to Panera – yum!!

Looking forward to the announcement!!


15 Fit Bottomed Girls October 29, 2008 at 8:27 am

I sense a redesign….hmmm…

And I’m SO JEALOUS about the yogurt!!! Eat some for us, kay? :)


16 seeleelive October 29, 2008 at 8:36 am

ohhhh the hat is so funky!! aand i love the “RUSH RUSH” on the box! hhaaah


17 Beadie October 29, 2008 at 8:36 am

Yay SFF! I’m supposed to get my chobani today!


18 Megan October 29, 2008 at 8:43 am

I just started eating Oikos this week and I love it! Love the hat…super cute!


19 Rose October 29, 2008 at 8:56 am

Wow – this post is loaded with goodstuff! Love the hat and Oikos giveway – how very cool!

I also love black bean soup from panera – doesn’t get any better. I have a friend at school who’s friend’s dad invented panera. So my friend’s friend had all of these free-for-life passes she gave to her friends (say that three times fast). Can you imagine?

I’m dying to know the changes!


20 Allison October 29, 2008 at 9:31 am

Lucky girl! Look at all your loot – you made out like a bandit! :) I’m way jealous!

That greek salad looks amazing!

I can’t wait to hear/see these changes!!!! 😀


21 Melissa S. October 29, 2008 at 9:39 am

excited for the changes!!! can’t wait to find out what they are!!!!

and man, you’re loaded with freebies!! but actually i can’t wait to hear what you think about oikos vs. chobani since i’ve only had chobani and am a little too cheap to try oikos…haha!

and love the beanie…i wear them all the time…even when it’s not cold! :)


22 Kath October 29, 2008 at 10:15 am

Haha – love the roommate soup!


23 Fitzalan October 29, 2008 at 10:58 am

I’m oozing with jealousy over your Stonyfield Farms goodie bag!!!



24 Tina October 29, 2008 at 11:05 am

Yay to free samples! Love it! :)


25 Sharon October 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Looking forward to it! And horray for free samples!


26 Erica October 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Ow! I can’t wait to see the changes! What a fun teaser! I want free samples! Cute hat 😉


27 bobbi October 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Cute beanie:) O how I adore Panera!


28 HangryPants October 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Very jealous of your yogurt. Please ask them to send me some. 😀


29 Erin October 29, 2008 at 9:06 pm

You are SMART to ask for some samples! TOTALLY JEALOUS!
I love the picture. You look adorable at 10:30. I’m not kidding!
The roommate soup makes me smile. You’re so awesome.


30 Karla October 29, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Ooh–Love the picture :) Can’t wait to see the new changes!


31 gina (fitnessista) October 29, 2008 at 9:41 pm

oooh i’m so excited to see what these changes are that you speak of…
that hat looks adorable! oikos! please send me a beanie! my ears get so cold in the morning!
i love panera! i always get that exact same meal 😀 it’s delicious
have a great night


32 lauren October 30, 2008 at 6:26 am

that is awesome about the free samples! i want some! :) and I love the black bean soup at panera!


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