Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spoonful of Comfort Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Oh My! I have found a new favorite food from a company called Spoonful of Comfort! I was not sure what I would be getting when I agreed to a review/giveaway and when the package came, I was so surprised to see this huge (64 oz) jar of chicken noodle soup, a package of rolls (6 really big ones) and 6 huge oatmeal & raisin cookies.

Each of the three packages had a yellow & white polka dotted ribbon wrapped around the top of the product! The soup was wrapped up in an insulated silver package with ice packs to keep it partially frozen. I had to leave it in the fridge overnight to let it unthaw for us to have the next day.

Oh, by the way, they recommend that you use within 3 days of receiving. I guess you could keep it longer if frozen although I don't know if you need to keep it in the jar, maybe put in freezer bags?

I can tell you that when we heated up the soup, put the rolls in the oven to get them crispy and then had a cookie afterwards, it was one of the best meals we have had in awhile!

I can also let you in on a secret that makes you understand how good the food was: Mike hates oatmeal cookies!

I have never been able to get him to eat one!

So, when I offered him a small piece of Spoonful of Comfort's oatmeal & raisin cookie and then he asked for more, I about fell off my chair!! So that should tell you about how good they are. For me, it was one of the best oatmeal & raisin cookies I have ever had. And I do like them and have had I don't know how many different brands of cookies I have tried.

Now, let me tell you about the rolls. They were so good that we are convinced that they had to be made from scratch.

We like our breads crispy so I did put them in the oven to get them crispy and then we put a small amount of butter on the inside and they were to die for!

What to say about the soup?

Well, it was so good I compared it to my Aunt Macy's homemade soup that we have as an appetizer for Christmas dinner. I mean to say that Aunt Macy makes her own noodles and it takes a few days to do that. She makes the dough then lays the noodles on her bed (with wax paper underneath) overnight then cuts the dough into strips for her noodles.

Well, the noodles in Spoonful of Comfort's soup was just like that! I was amazed. I told Mike it had to be someone from West Virginia who made those noodles or someone who had access to Aunt Macy's recipe! I am just kidding. I am sure you can find the recipe anywhere on the internet. I was just illustrating how good they were that it made me think my Aunt Macy had made them!

Even the carrots and celery in the soup tasted like hers. I was so in heaven because we only get that soup once a year! The soup from SOC lasted us 3 days with both of us having a bowl for 2 days and then on the last day I had a bowl while Mike had some homemade chili that I had made. Now, that is alot of soup! I even had a roll left over to eat with my soup.

Besides the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies you can also get Chocolate Chip cookies. They also will make Get Well Packages, College Care Packages, Maternity/New Baby Gifts, Sympathy Gifts, Thinking of You Gifts. Lemonade Package, Corporate Gifts and Spoonful of Comfort.

They have a 100% guarantee that they will make and deliver a Spoonful of Comfort package as if they were making it for their own mother. If you are not satisfied they will refund, credit or exchange it for a new product. So, rest assured, that they want you to have a great experience. Also a portion of each product purchased goes to the American Cancer Society!

And here is the reason why:
In October 2007, I received the phone call from my mother that she had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. I was shocked, scared and panicked. The hardest part about hearing the news, was that she lived in New Brunswick Canada and I lived in Florida. More difficult still, I had just returned the day before from a trip visiting her. With two young children in school, I couldn't just turn around and go back.

I was so upset and felt helpless being so far away. I needed to "Do Something". I looked into sending flowers or fruit, but nothing seemed appropriate. I wanted to show her how much I cared, and in some way comfort her. I immediately thought of chicken soup - it's what she (like many mothers) used to make to comfort me. And the idea for Spoonful of Comfort was born. Just six weeks later, I lost my mother.

During her final weeks she got lots of soup and other comforts from many of her 11 siblings and close friends. She never had the opportunity to try my soup. However, in her honor, it is my goal to help others with sick loved ones. It is my promise to make and deliver a Spoonful of Comfort to your loved ones with as much care as if I were sending it to my own mother. They'll feel better and so will you. Whether you have an ailing mother, a child away at college with the flu, or a grandchild with an ear infection, Spoonful of Comfort can help you show that you care.
I was very touched by her story because I lost my mother to a stroke back in 1988 and my father in 2004 from lung cancer. That is why my trek to West Virginia at least every 2 years is so special. My mother's sister is Aunt Macy and I get to taste her and mom's soup every Christmas that we can make it up there from Georgia. We won't be able to go this year because of Mike's neck & back surgery. He just had it last week and she said no driving or riding more than 15 minutes from home for the first two months.

So, no soup this Christmas. But we did get to eat some now because Spoonful of Comfort taste's just like mom's and Aunt Macy's! I would love to order some for us for Christmas but with Mike out of work for 2 months and I draw disability, we just can't right now but I hope to next year and I would love to make it a new family tradition! It really is that good! If nothing else, try the soup when you can. You won't be sorry, I promise.

Now here is how you can check them out or order your own package:

Mailing Address:
Corporate Offices
4543 S. Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84098
Telephone: 877-404-7678

Spoonful of Comfort has been so gracious to offer one winner a Soup Package of their own. Open to U.S. residents only.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Christina Gould said...

I learned that they guarantee delivery by close of business to offices, and by 7:30 p.m. to residences. Thanks for the giveaway!

Robin Quick said...

I learned they also have a Sweet Squeeze Gift Set - Natural Lemonade Package

mnrquick at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Shockley said...

I learned that the lady developed this in honor of her Mother!

crftyduchess said...

I learned that Chicken soup has also been found to contain an amino acid that is similar to a drug used to treat some respiratory infections

Maryann said...

I learned that your purchase from A Spoonful of Comfort helps cancer victims by bringing them that much closer to a cure. A portion of your sale goes to The American Cancer Society.

Maryann D.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Deal Dishin' Momma said...

I learned that she started all this because of her mother who died of Lung Cancer.

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Paula L. said...

That your purchases are 100% Guaranteed.

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janetfaye said...

I learned:
From the beautiful custom note card and floral “wrap” to the hand-tied cheerful yellow polka dot ribbon adorning the soup. Careful attention has been paid to every detail to ensure your thoughtfulness continues long after the last spoonful of soup has been enjoyed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Debbi said...

I learned that part of the proceeds go to Cancer research.

debbi.diamondgrove at gmail dot com

Alura said...

I learned that this wonderful company exists. What a stellar idea!

The Paper Princess said...

This sounds fabulous Mary! As much as I would love to try this out (and trust me, I am salivating!) - I think that if I win this, I would like to surprise my Mom with this as I think it would make a fabulous gift! :-)


The Paper Princess said...

I love that the proceeds support cancer research - fabulous company!


tarter95 said...

I learned that they have college care packages.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

Mommy-Money said...

i want their lemonade
janetmulford at gmail

Allison Downes said...

I learned the business was started in honor of her mother!

mary fallon said...

i read about why she started the soup company and that a part of every purpose goes toward the research of cancer in memory of her mom

Debby said...

I learned that a portion of the profits go to both our local community as well as supporting national and international service and relief organizations. AWESOME!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

lisawith4 said...

What a great company! I love that they give back to the community and that proceeds go for cancer research.

Just Coupons said...

I learned that they sell college student care packages

Carolsue said...

I learned that in addition to helping those who are closest to you, your purchase helps struggling cancer victims
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Robin Quick said...

I accidentally hit enter on my enter another giveaway entry on 11/24 before putting that it was the Reading glasses giveaway that I entered. Thanks!

Kristen said...

You can also add gifts like a warm comfy blanket.

Carolsue said...
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Carolsue said...

My finger slipped on this one:
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