Drinking iced coffee in the dead of winter just got a little less chilling!
“Panera is repurposing its bread bowls — or at least the look of its bread bowls — to double as a hand warmer for iced coffee drinkers, for storing their java while on the go. Panera’s new “Iced & Toasty Bread Bowl Hand Warmer,” as it’s called, is actually a mitten of sorts, made to keep hands warm while sipping iced coffee. The “bread bowl” opens at the top to hold coffee cups and there’s a side pocket to keep hands warm inside. But while the doughy morsel may look like a post-coffee snack, sadly, the Iced & Toasty Bread Bowl Hand Warmer is not edible, but rather a fabric-based mitten designed merely to look like a bread bowl. Meanwhile, anyone desiring an actual bread bowl can go ahead and order a soup from Panera. The sandwich and salad chain has also been known to repurpose its bread bowls for other items, like its Mac and Cheese.”
The inspiration for the item came from a survey it conducted that found 78% of Americans still intend to drink iced coffee despite the mercury dropping. Interested in learning more? Click here!