Souplantation Frankenstein Creations aka Design Your Own Delicious
I was recently invited to come back in to Souplantation during their new promotion called “Design Your Own Delicious“. It’s a contest using social media where you design something new using the food from Souplantation to create your own unique spin on a meal. I like to think of it as “Frankentstein Food Creations” but hey – call it whatever you want – you still win by eating tasty stuff at Souplantation and trying something a little new.
I explained the concept to Jake and T and told them to go and be creative. Here’s what we came up with!
This is T’s first creation. It’s a combination of chili, sausage & pepperoni pizza soup, cheddar cheese, bacon, and sour cream. He mixed it all together and ate it. He thought it was pretty good, but I personally do not like the new sausage & pepperoni pizza soup. Just… no. The flavor of that was really offputting to me, just a mixture of weird flavors in liquid form.
I had read Kirbie’s post about her Souplantation creations and this was inspired by Mr. K’s potato with macaraoni and cheese – but I did it with penne alfredo pasta and bacon crumbles. I should have seasoned the potato first though with butter/salt/etc. since it was still a little too bland.
Jake’s first Frankenstein food creation was sort of a play on mashed potato pizza. He used a slice of bread as the “crust” and topped it with the sausage and pepperoni pizza soup for the “Sauce” with mashed potatoes, alfredo penne and bacon. It was an okay first try, but it was kind of a lot going on… and the soft bread didn’t help.
T’s next creation was with the alfredo penne, that crazy pizza soup on top, with more bacon and cheese. Can you tell that we like bacon? Hmm.
Jake’s next creation was our savory favorite of the day. He went a little bit simpler and got slices of the cheesy garlic bread, topped it with macaroni and cheese and some bacon. His inspiration for this was from CiCi’s Pizza and their macaroni and cheese pizza which has a white sauce base on it. The garlic bread with it’s garlic, herbs and cheese really helped to impart some much needed flavor into the macaroni and cheese and the bacon… well, it’s bacon! And it tastes like real bacon, not just bacon bits. Very yummy!
My one last savory creation included doctoring up their cream of mushroom soup. A little sprinkle of bacon and chives imparted some brightness and extra flavor into an already creamy and tasty soup. I loved the chives in this since it gave a little texture and bright flavor. The boys wouldn’t try my creation though since they’re not fans of mushrooms (that just means more for ME).
Now onto our dessert creations! Which did NOT involve bacon! Haha!
T got the Kettle Corn soft serve with the cookie bars and a little drizzle of caramel sauce. I thought the Kettle Corn soft serve was way, way too sweet. T even thought this was too sweet but he ate it anyway. Ahh, to be 15 again…
Jake got some tapioca pudding and topped it with the Kettle Corn soft serve and peanuts. I think this would have been way better with just the vanilla soft serve. Jake enjoyed the texture of the tapioca combined with the soft serve. I just thought it was odd.
Our favorite sweet Frankenstein creation was my idea to combine the top of a blueberry muffin (which was hot and fresh!) with vanilla soft serve, peanut and sprinkles. I crumbled a bit of the muffin bottom over the top, too. Since the muffin was still warm, it melted the soft serve a bit – kind of like having a brownie sundae, but with a blueberry muffin! So good!
Souplantation’s “Design Your Own Delicious” content is happening now until May 31st, 2014. Click here to read about the full Design Your Own Delicious contest, the rules and how you can enter your own creation to win free passes for one year to Souplantation! We had a lot of fun trying to come up with something new and different – it was like a challenge and made our meal a lot more fun. Try it out and let me know what you come up with!
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary gift card to visit Souplantation which covered almost our entire meal. I was not paid for this post. All opinions and ideas contained here are my own.