This is one item I really had to share. I was able to try the Cranberry Apple Cobbler from Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation. I received a coupon for one free cobbler. Since we were in Chicago for Thanksgiving and a few days after, I was able to share the Cranberry Apple Cobbler with some friends who had invited us over for dinner. It comes ready to bake. We just baked it in the oven while we had dinner and by the time we were done it was ready to eat. I am usually more of a pie person than a cobbler person, but I really liked this cobbler. The cranberries tartness really compliments the sweet apples. Everyone who had some liked it. This is a cobbler I would likely purchase again if there was a Sweet Tomatoes near us. I guess I will have to wait for my next trip to Chicago (5 hours away).
I was also able to eat at the Sweet Tomatoes in Lombard, IL. If you have never tried eating at a Sweet Tomatoes, I highly recommend that you do. When you first enter there is a huge salad bar. I mean huge! It has various ready made salads, and the ingredients to create your own. There is no meat on the bar unless you add chicken, and one or two of the salads have bacon bits. After you finish with the salad bar, you pay the cashier and order a drink if you would like. You then pick your table and either dig in to your salad, or go explore the other items they have available. Soups, chili, pastas, and a bakery bar are all included in the price. I really liked having a baked potato, chunky chicken noodle soup, and a blueberry muffing with my salad. I had lemonade to drink. They also had some sodas, green tea, coffee, juices, and of course water. My husband and I were able to go out with our 2 older daughters and a couple from New York who came to visit with us. My husband really liked the Homestyle Chili. One of my daughters had the Strawberry Lemonade and she thought that was really good. Our friends said it was just another restaurant that they liked and there weren't any where they lived. Bummer!
"The very first Souplantation brought delicious, healthy dining to San Diego in March 1978. Industry experts credit us as being the first casual eatery brand to serve fresh, wholesome menu options.
In 1983, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. was founded by Michael Mack through the acquisition of the first two Souplantation restaurants. As we continued to grow, we began to pursue growth beyond our core Southern California markets. In order to enhance our brand and reflect our dedication to fresh, wholesome ingredients, we adopted the name Sweet Tomatoes for new restaurants outside Southern California.
With 112 company-owned restaurants in 15 states, over 300 million guests since 1978 have helped us to be #1 in fresh produce and salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot-tossed pastas, freshly baked breads and muffins, fresh fruit, frozen yogurt, and more.
We pride ourselves on offering an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience where each of our guests can create a meal tailored to their needs. Of course, you can count on fresh, high-quality ingredients and daily made-from-scratch menu items."We will be visiting again when we have the chance. The winner of this giveaway will receive a coupon for a free Cranberry Apple Cobbler from Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation. Make sure you have one nearby or near the person you will be giving this to. You also might want to find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Mandatory Entry:Visit the Sweet Tomatoes website and tell me in a comment if there is a location near you or near the person you will be giving this too. You do not have to be a blogger to enter this giveaway but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end on 12/15 at 11:59 pm CST. I am not running this the normal 2 weeks in the hopes that you will be able to enjoy this for the holidays. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA Only)
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a coupon for Cranberry Apple Cobbler and passes for Sweet Tomatoes for review purposes. All quotes are from the Sweet Tomatoes website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine