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A Mac and Cheese, Tomato Soup Combo Exists at Panera Now & I Have Questions


Panera just rolled out a whole new spin on its iconic “You Pick 2” menu item that lets you choose any two half-sized meals. The chain introduced the new “You Mix 2”  menu nationwide, which lets you combine your top two picks into a delicious, single dish. You get what you want without the need to order two separate food items, and it is the perfect food combo for your picky BFF.

“You Mix 2” is basically the ultimate mashup of some of your favorite Panera menu items. According to Panera’s website, there are eight new menu options, and it’s all thanks to MyPanera members who shared their favorite menu hacks and combinations. 

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m equally excited and curious about the new Mac-Tomato Medley. It’s essentially the ultimate lovechild of the chain’s Mac & Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup, and it’s served in a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce with croutons. Excuse me for a moment, while I cry tears of joy. 

The other delicious “You Mix 2” options include:

  • Southwest Chili Shake Up: Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad mixed with some Turkey Chili
  • Delicious Cheese Times: Broccoli Cheddar Soup combined with Mac & Cheese
  • Tomato Tango: Chile Lime Rojo Ranch Dressing blended into the Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Caprese Groove: Creamy Tomato Soup slathered on a Modern Caprese sandwich
  • Soup Symphony: Broccoli Cheddar and Baked Potato Soup perfectly mixed
  • Dipping Duet: a Classic Grilled Cheese paired with the Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Chili Cheddar Bassline: Broccoli Cheddar poured over Turkey Chili

To celebrate these new menu items, Bustle reported that Panera also launched four SnapChat codes that allowed fans to watch the creations come to life. The codes included the Southwest Chili Shakeup, Mac-Tomato Medley, Delicious Cheese Times, and Tomato Tango

The possibilities are endless, and the items are practically right at your fingertips. The entire menu is available to order nationwide either online, in-store, or on the app. So if you need me, I’ll be taking advantage of the new “You Mix 2” options ASAP. 

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