05 October 2017

Noodles & Co Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited to be invited to a tasting this week of the new mac n cheese dishes at Noodles & Co! I visited the Macomb store and had a great time. The company was fun, and the food we sampled was fantastic. As the manager promised when we started out, new favorites were discovered.


Once we had our fancy Cokes (I do love the fancy new Coke machines with a billion combinations), we started in on the sampling. Appetizers of course came first. We had the Potstickers with soy dipping sauce, the Korean BBQ Meatballs with Gochujang Sauce, and the Cheesy Garlic Bread with marinara sauce. I feel a bit disloyal to the other two by naming a favorite, but I really liked the Korean BBQ Meatballs (and their sauce was delicious where it was smudged on leftover Cheesy Garlic Bread for breakfast the next morning - don't judge!).



Next up was another menu section I'd never really tried at Noodles & Co before (my ten-year-old and I go for the noodles!). We got to taste The Med Salad with Chicken, and the Chicken Veracruz Salad. While I did enjoy the feta cheese and spicy yogurt dressing on the first, the Chicken Veracruz Salad totally won me over. It's mixed greens topped with Roma tomato, red onion, chili-lime chicken, bacon crumbles, fresh-cut corn, a jalapeno ranch dressing with crispy jalapenos, fresh avocados and cilantro. Quite a list, with a few things I never thought I was a fan of, but the salad as a whole was wonderful. I may be back for this one again soon.



But we all knew what we were really there for, right? The pasta! In particular, the Macs that are now a permanent part of the menu. We tasted the Truffle Mac (with black truffle, roasted mushrooms, parmesan cheese and toasted bread crumbs), the Buffalo Chicken Mac (with parmesan chicken, Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings sauce, parmesan cheese and green onions), and BBQ Pork Mac (with tender, slow-braised pork, crispy jalapenos and tangy barbeque sauce). All are based on the classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, which is also now a part of the regular menu.
L to R: Truffle Mac, Buffalo Chicken Mac, and BBQ Pork Mac
I'm honestly not really a big spicy food fan, but the Buffalo Chicken Mac and the BBQ Pork Mac were oh-so-good. I even liked the zing of the crispy jalapenos in the BBQ Pork Mac. I can't wait to have them both again. The Truffle Mac was also very good, but those meats totally won me over to the other two.

When chatting with the manager at the Macomb location, so also mentioned that they do catering (even on short notice!), and fundraising with an excellent return for your organization. Be sure to keep them in mind for your next event.

Giveaway!!

Isn't this the fun part?!? You can enter to win a YEAR of Noodles - that's a bowl each month free for a year! Enter via the widget below, and feel free to share! If you're not sure if there's a Noodles & Co location close enough for you to enjoy regularly, check here.

Entries are accepted until October 23, 2017. A winner will be drawn and I'll attempt to reach that person. If I'm unable to contact the first winner drawn, I'll try again the next day :)

Just in case you don't win here, check out these other blogs for more Noodles giveaways:
Mommy's Favorite Things
Yes/No Detroit

Good luck!!


Noodles & Co - One year of Noodles (12 bowls)



I did enjoy a complimentary tasting night from Noodles & Co in exchange for this post and giveaway, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

21 comments:

Ellen said...

The Wisconsin Mac 'N Cheese is my favorite.

Norm said...

I'd like to try the new Buffalo Mac N Cheese.

steve weber said...

I love the pad thai with shrimp!

Elizabeth Parker said...

Definitely a tasty meal! LOL about your comment on the Gochujang (sp?) sauce with the garlic bread. I ate those yesterday for a snack :).

imbigwillie said...

I am excited to try the Mac and Cheese!

Dena Campbell said...

We had one open near us very recently and have been waivering in whether to visit or not. Your review has me convinced that we should and ASAP! Thanks!

Rachel said...

I'm excited to try the Buffalo Chicken Mac.

Kristen K said...

Plain original Wisconsin Mac and CHeese is the family favorite.

Cheryl Free-Fahling said...

I'm most excited to try the Truffle Mac.

1porkchop said...

I am most interested in trying the buffalo chicken mac.

lisa said...

Pad Thai with shrimp

lisa said...

Pad Thai with shrimp
Said commented above as clulisa, couldn't figure it out otherwise.....

Monackie said...

Truffle Mac looks good!

Angela said...

I wish we had one of these by me. I could see was being a good option for my picky toddler. He loves mac and cheese!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I'm most excited to try the
Steak Stroganoff, as #1
and the
BBQ Pork Mac, as #2.

William McHarge said...

So many choices that sound absolutely delicious! So many I'd like to try!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I love the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese and I'm totally game for trying the BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I am excited to try the Korean BBQ Meatballs with Gochujang Sauce
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Emily And Matt said...

BBQ Mac looks awesome

Em Mahr said...

I'm excited to try the Truffle Mac - I love mushrooms and Parmesan cheese!

Susan Christy said...

I want to try the BBQ Pork Mac.