Just to celebrate that some of my readers stand up to food companies and ask them to eliminate toxic ingredients, and request better ones, I’m sharing Paul in Michigan’s letter to Panera Bread. (Paul has recently followed up with his request and hasn’t heard back yet.)
Hi Folks, my wife and I love Panera and my men’s group Bible study is at a Panera every other Wed. I have a request, as some of your competitors are doing, would it be possible to stock Stevia as an alternative to the artificial sweeteners and sugar that you stock for coffee. It is a natural plant-based sweetener vs the chemical based artificial sweeteners. Many of us try to stay away from artificial ingredients and have moved to more plant-based and that would sure help!!
What a wonderful suggestion! We want your visit to Panera Bread to be warm and relaxing with friendly service and deliciously handcrafted food you can enjoy and feel good about. I have noted your suggestion to offer Stevia to our Product Development Department for review and consideration of your request. I hope your next visit with your Bible Study Group is fantastic!
Panera Bread Customer Care