Panera Bread Jumps on the No-Additives Bandwagon

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Seems like the latest trend for food companies and restaurant chains is for them to tell you what they’re not putting in your food.

Panera joined Chipotle, Tyson, and Diet Pepsi in announcing they would be phasing out artificial ingredients.

The fast-casual lunch chain even went so far as to publish “The No No List” of all the additives that the company has now banned from their recipes.

In addition to aspartame, azodicarbonamide (the chemical that’s also found in yoga mats), and sucralose, Panera is also removing high-fructose corn syrup from its menu items as well.

What do you think of this move to update menus with more natural ingredients?