I was able to score one of those free Avocado and Spinach Power Panini Thins at Corner Bakery. (You have probably been seeing posts about the promotion around the internet.) As a member of their ecafe program, I received an email alert and signed up immediately. Today, I got to try my little prize.
I went to the Corner Bakery in Arlington Heights and ordering was smooth. The sandwich was a panini with multigrain bread, spinach, avocado, cheese, and egg. I ordered my sandwich with just egg whites. They were a little busy, so it took a little time to get my order. Nothing outrageous. I definitely would rather have a sandwich that is made fresh rather than one that has been sitting around awhile.
Here is a look at my panini:
I felt that the sandwich was good--not great. I liked that it had spinach and avocado on it. I was pleasantly surprised that the spinach was whole leaf as opposed to chopped up bits. The avocado went well with the sandwich. However, there just was not enough of it! I like that the panini did not leave me feeling all slimy and that I had eaten something entirely full of grease. The sandwich did come with some salsa. Since I brought my sandwich home, I used the salsa I had at home. It did taste good with a little salsa! My verdict: The panini is a good, quick option that packs more nutrition than your typical quick service fare.
If you are not a member of Corner Bakery's ecafe club, I do recommend joining. Through the club, I have received several free sandwiches and cookies. Right now, I have a coupon for a free combo sitting on my table. I have definitely gotten my rewards from this club! I did notice that there are a few reservations still left for this particular promo in my area. You can check the website to see if there is availability in your area. Another cool thing to check out---Corner Bakery has posted the nutritional content of all of their menu items. I like to use this info when choosing a meal!
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary panini through my ecafe membership. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.