A Panera Bread Company blueberry scone has 430 more milligrams of sodium than a large order of McDonald’s french fries.
While the large order of french fries contains 350 milligrams of sodium (roughly 15% of the recommended maximum), the Panera scone clocks in at 780 milligrams (a solid third of a day’s worth).
Another reason to opt for an alternative sweet treat at the soup-and-sandwich chain? The scone’s second ingredient — after white flour — is cream, which boosts its saturated fat content to 11 grams (slightly more than half a day’s worth).
You’re better off selecting one of Panera’s chocolate chip muffies (mini muffins). They are reasonably sized (2.5 ounces) and deliver a non-controversial 280 calories, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, and 180 milligrams of sodium.
Of course, in my ideal world, those would be the nutrition figures for regular — not mini — commercial muffins!