However, things have changed and I now have a reason to get excited about Noodles - SANDWICHES!
Yep, that’s right, a noodle joint is serving sandwiches and boy are they good! Recently I was invited to a “pop up picnic” event sponsored by Noodles to try the five new sandwiches debuting in a few states (including Minnesota).
I learned that the kitchen staff at Noodles was a bit tired of eating pasta day in and day out, so they started to get creative. They were taking pieces of flatbread and loading them with veggies and meat to spice up their meals. Eventually, Noodles decided it was time to introduce the sandwiches to customers and the Noodles sandwich was born.
From left to right we have the Wisconsin Cheesesteak (beef, mac & cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, red onion, red pepper and mushrooms); the Veggie Med (mushrooms, spinach, red pepper, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, feta and Mediterranean dressing); & the Chicken Med (same as the veg, but with chicken).
Here are the Mmmeatball (meatballs, spicy marinara and parmesan) and the Chicken Caesar (chicken, romaine, field greens, Caesar dressing, wonton strips and parmesan).
While the kids loved the meatball and I heard rave reviews for the cheesesteak, my absolute favorite was the veggie med sandwich. It was loaded with veggies, had a light drizzle of dressing, and came in at only 300 calories. All the sandwiches are served with soup or salad, so this could be a great opportunity to pack in vegetable servings.
Because Noodles was nice enough to give me free sandwich cards, I’m going to do a giveaway.
There will be three winners and each winner will receive two free sandwich cards (because sharing is caring, right?)
Leave a comment (with your name) and tell me which Noodles sandwich you’d like to try.
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Contest ends on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 11:59pm CST and winners will be chosen using by pulling names from a hat (because it's more fun than the random number generator).
FTC Disclosure: Noodles provided the sandwiches free of charge and I received sandwich cards to give away on my blog. I was not obligated to write about my experience, but thought it would be a great excuse to give away free food!