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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!

Pizza Soup with Chili, Bacon, Cheese & Sour Cream - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

Alfredo Bacon Baked Potato  - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

mashed potato alfredo pizza - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

pizza soup over alfredo - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

Mac n Cheese n Bacon Garlic Bread - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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!

Mushroom, Bacon and Chive Soup - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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).

cookie-bar-kettle-corn-sundae - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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…

Tapicoa and Kettle Corn Soft Serve - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

Blueberry Muffin Top Sundae - Souplantation Design Your Own Delicious

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.

'10 Responses to “Souplantation Frankenstein Creations aka Design Your Own Delicious”'
  1. Kirbie says:

    So many creations! I got exhausted half way through my experience and didnt do a dessert one because I just wanted to eat without thinking and taking photos. hehee.

    • mary says:

      Hi Kirbie – Yeah, we spent like the entire time thinking about it and trying to come up with new ideas. It was fun though! I never really thought about trying out so many different combinations before. Usually I’m just boring with my food here.

  2. leanne says:

    I like your dessert muffin creation! Especially since they make chocolate muffins and sometimes a lemon one. The Create Your Own challenge sounds like a good idea, since I’m usually boringly predictable when I go to Souplantation.

    • mary says:

      HI Leanne – Thanks! Ohh, man, I think it would be great with the lemon muffins! I wouldn’t add any sauce though, I think lemon muffins + soft serve would just stand alone. I’m also usually really boring with my meals here, too. I never really thought about combining items together to create something new so this turned out to be fun for us!

  3. Your title wins.

    Anddd sad the kettle corn soft serve was too sweet, I love their traditional soft serve but that sounded interesting. I would have mashed up the brownie things or the lemon pudding like thing they have into the soft serve and called it a day :)

    • mary says:

      Hi JS – I like my title, too :) Dessert was easy, mixing up the savory stuff proved to be harder, but I like a good food challenge!

  4. Wow this looks like so much fun! I haven’t been to Souplantation in forever. It almost brings out your inner chef….since chefs are always challenged to “create” brilliance on a plate, given what they’ve got.

    I am intrigued to visit myself and try lol. I can so see myself attempting to make something fine dining style. But wow…the winner really gets to eat at Souplantation every single day for lunch and dinner for a whole year? I can’t imagine anyone wanting to, but if someone (like a homeless starving person) were to win, that would be a great way to have all of his/her meals taken care of for the year.

    • mary says:

      Hi Miss Kim – I read the official guidelines, it’s actually that you get 52 meal passes – so once a week – if you are the grand prize winner. Not too bad still, but I can’t really imagine wanting to go every week anyway! It’d still be a cool prize though. It was fun trying to come up with something new!

  5. Man, I haven’t been here in a long time. I really like this place too. I always like the baked potatoes and add a bunch of sour cream, green onions, bacon, and cheese on top of mine.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – I think Souplantation is about the only buffet I’m happy to go to. The food isn’t mind blowing but it’s comforting and then I get to fill up on muffins. Yum! I always did like that they had baked potatoes and all of the fixings available so you can customize it.

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